This edition of SEEDS explores the challenge of extending earning opportunities and access to valued social roles to young women in the garbage settlement of Maqattam, Egypt. This edition furthermore underscores the degree to which livelihood programs must confront the social circumstances—such as health, marriage, and cultural and family traditions—that play a major role in shaping girls' current and future economic prospects.
Assaad, Marie and Judith Bruce. 1997. "Empowering the next generation: Girls of the Maqattam garbage settlement," SEEDS no. 19. New York: Population Council.
Adolescent Girls' Programming: Community of Practice