Document Type

Brief

Publication Date

1-21-2021

Abstract

The Population Council provided technical assistance and strengthened capacity for Rapariga Biz, a large-scale UN program in 20 districts across Nampula and Zambezia provinces in Mozambique. The program was established to reduce child marriage and early pregnancy through a set of multisectoral interventions. The partnership between the Council and UNFPA-Mozambique generated useful lessons regarding the opportunities and challenges of using the community-based girl groups (CBGG) model in low-resource settings, especially when implemented at scale. In CBGG programs, girls and young women meet regularly with a leader (e.g., a mentor) who uses a variety of pedagogical methods to address sexual and reproductive health, HIV prevention, life skills, economic and financial outcomes, and other topics. This case study describes nine lessons that are priorities in Mozambique, elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, and beyond—especially as investment grows in programming for adolescent girls. The lessons described in this document are relevant for donors, planners, and implementers.

DOI

10.31899/pgy17.1016

Language

English

Project

Adolescent Girls' Programming: Community of Practice

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