The Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP) reaches over 10,000 vulnerable girls 10–19 years old in five urban and five rural sites spread across four provinces in Zambia. The program works to build adolescent girls’ social, health, and economic assets, providing them with key skills and opportunities to help them transition from adolescence to adulthood in a healthy way. This report presents these valuable insight into the views and experiences of girls who were involved in the AGEP program, as well as the perceptions of program mentors, the girls’ parents, and community leaders. In addition, these findings highlight the areas in which the experiences of girls in the control groups, who had not been engaged in AGEP’s programs and activities, differed from or were similar to those of the AGEP girls. The findings also highlight issues and factors in the community that contribute to the problem of pregnancies among young girls in the study communities.
Duby, Zoe, Chipo Natasha Zulu, and Karen Austrian. 2016. "Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme in Zambia: Qualitative evaluation report." Lusaka: Population Council.
Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program; GIRL Center