Secondary student at a school fair in Humay, Peru © Brittany Goetsch, 2012
"Here’s to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them." – Unknown
I often find myself coming back to this quote, and I am especially reminded of it on International Women’s Day.
How do we raise strong women? How do we support and nurture the transition from girl to woman? The answer is complex, but to me, part of it is ensuring that when it is appropriate, every girl is provided with the sexual and reproductive health services and information she needs, in a format that speaks to her.