Empowerment Girl Groups

  • P Project/Program

Key Information

Empowerment Girl Groups provide a safe space for growing and maturing young women to discuss their experiences, to educate themselves on issues they face and will face in life, and to encourage them to find strength, confidence, and purpose within themselves. For the girls to have greater self-esteem and confidence, make appropriate decisions regarding their relationships and life, actively educate themselves and realize their full potential.


Lead Implementing Organization(s)

Years

Not applicable or unknown

Activity URL

https://www.nph.org/

Location(s)

Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru

Funders

Not applicable or unknown

MAPFRE

Partners

Not applicable or unknown

NPH fundraising offices in Canada, USA, New Zealand, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Luxemburg, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Spain

COVID-19 Response

Unknown

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Attainment

  • Post-secondary
  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning

Quality

  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence
  • Teacher training

Skills

  • Civics education
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Other academic performance-related
  • STEM

Cross-cutting areas

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Early/child marriage
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • HIV and STIs
  • Masculinities/boys
  • Menstrual hygiene management
  • Nutrition
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Sexual harassment & coercion
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls in school

Age

6 - 19

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Pre-school
  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

  • Boys (both in school and out of school)
  • Community leaders
  • Fathers
  • Girls out of school
  • Mothers
  • Other caregivers
  • Other family members
  • Teachers - female
  • Teachers - male

Participants include

  • Orphans and vulnerable children

Program Approaches Back to Top

Food/nutrition

  • Other nutritional supplementation

Health and childcare services

  • Adolescent-friendly health services
  • HIV treatment and care
  • Referrals to health services

Life skills education

  • Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE)
  • Gender, rights and power
  • Sexual and reproductive health (including puberty education)
  • Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills building

Mentoring/psychosocial support

  • School-based counselors

Social/gender norms change

  • Engaging parents/caregivers of students or school-age children/adolescents
  • Group activities with students or school-age children/adolescents

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Tutoring - general

Women's empowerment programs

  • Empowerment training
  • Leadership training
  • Self-help groups (non-financial)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets
  • Increased enrolment in primary school
  • Increased grade attainment
  • Increased progression to secondary school
  • Increased secondary school completion
  • Increased years of schooling
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Reduced grade repetition

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved mental health
  • Improved nutrition
  • Improved understanding of sexual harassment, coercion, and consent
  • Increased employment/job-related skills
  • Increased knowledge of HIV, puberty, and sexual and reproductive health
  • Increased knowledge of rights
  • More equal power in relationships
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms
  • Reduced STI/HIV/AIDS
  • Reduced adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Reduced child marriage
  • Reduced poverty/increase household well-being
  • Reduced violence against children in the home

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Markus Streit
Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos
NPHI Family Service coordinator
markus.streit@nph.org