This curriculum guide is designed to help female mentors in the GirlsRead! program in Zambia to directly engage girls in critical thinking about gender inequalities and discrimination, and help them build the assets and confidence needed to act on their own behalf and as progressive voices in their communities. GirlsRead! participants are girls in grade 7—the last year of primary school—when they are at high risk of leaving school. The curriculum includes 19 sessions that cover a range of topics from gender equality to sexuality to rights, in meetings that provide a space and opportunity for girls to regularly interact with each other. Mentors can use the guide to learn the material they will present and practice facilitating the activities on their own or with a friend.
Hachonda Jackson, Natalie, Nicole Haberland, Barbara Mensch, Pamela Nyirenda, and Diana Bulanda-Shalala. 2018. "GirlsRead! Girls’ Rights: An Empowerment Curriculum." New York: Population Council.
GirlsRead! Developing Evidence-Based Approaches to Keep Girls in School