Although a number of innovative programs have been created to meet their needs, Burkinabé adolescent girls continue to face many threats to their well-being. They still need considerable support and opportunities to improve their social and economic status and health status. This report, using a number of data sources, including Population Council studies and programs, and the Demographic and Health Survey of Burkina Faso, aims to provide a general overview of these young girls’ adolescence—the realities of life and the policy and program initiatives designed for them. The Population Council hopes that this report will make a significant contribution to understanding girls’ lives in Burkina Faso and benefit future research and projects. New programs are needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and some of the actions described in this document will help achieve these goals and ensure the health of future generations.
Brady, Martha, Lydia Saloucou, and Erica Chong. 2010. "L'adolescence des filles au Burkina Faso: Une clé de voûte pour le changement social." New York: Population Council.
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