The IRC is recognized globally as a leader in preventing and responding to violence against women and girls (VAWG) in conflict and other emergencies. The IRC’s work with adolescent girls envisions a world where girls can build healthy and productive lives, emerge as leaders and participants within their communities, and be protected from violence, sexual abuse and exploitation.
Our work recognizes that girls can be part of larger change in their own communities, if greater investments are made. Working “with the girls” instead of “on behalf of girls”, IRC’s programs in 16 countries are driven and led by girls in a way that is owned and empowers them long into the future. Equally, IRC considers assessing and addressing social norms among communities that perpetuate CEFM and FGM very important, including working with men and boys. Read more about IRC’S WORK WITH GIRLS HERE.
Listen to the recording of our event on Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Settings: Learning, Evidence and Best Practice!
Panelists at the event:
DR. MERIDITH GOULD Independent consultant
MARIE-FRANCE GUIMOND IRC
DR. KELLY HALLMAN Population Council
TRICIA KOROKNAY-PALICZ World Bank
DR. BERK ÖZLER World Bank
TIZITA TEKLETSADIK IRC