The Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP) was implemented with over 10,000 vulnerable adolescent girls aged 10–19 between 2013 and 2016 in five rural and five urban sites in Zambia. Safe Spaces was the core program element in AGEP, and was adapted based on prior programs implemented mainly in urban and peri-urban areas in East and Southern Africa. Given the key differences in the living environments and demographic data for adolescent girls in urban as compared to rural areas in Zambia, one key programmatic learning question for AGEP was if the Safe Spaces model could be adapted and successfully implemented in rural settings. This brief focuses on the key adaptations made to the program in rural settings.
"Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP): Adapting the safe spaces model in rural settings," brief. Lusaka: Population Council, 2017.
Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program; GIRL Center