Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya: Overview (2015)

Many adolescent girls in Kenya face considerable risks and vulnerabilities that affect their education, health, and general well-being— including early marriage; teenage pregnancy; early, unprotected, and/or unwanted sexual activity; violence; social isolation; and HIV/STIs. For the most part, very young adolescent girls (younger than age 15) who live in risk-prone environments have not yet experienced these negative outcomes. It is critical, therefore, to intervene early and increase girls’ capacity to overcome these risks before the challenges result in outcomes that may be irreversible. 

Length: 
2
Year: 
2015
Organization: 
Population Council
Languages: 
English