Today’s rising generation of 1.3 billion adolescents are tomorrow’s future. Yet, adolescent girls fare worse than boys in many ways, including education and experiences with violence. Furthermore, the implications of key experiences for girls in adolescence—school dropout, early marriage, motherhood, sexual and gender-based violence—are irreversible. The GIRL Center Roadmap to 2030 outlines the strategy of the Population Council’s GIRL Center—generating and communicating evidence, convening experts, and nurturing talent. Undertaking a girl-centered, evidence-driven, intersectional, and innovative approach that is grounded in low- and middle-income countries, the GIRL Center focuses on: intergenerational poverty and gender inequity; adolescents and the digital space; adolescents in humanitarian settings; adolescent sexual and reproductive health; adolescent economic empowerment; and adolescents and climate. These focus areas aim to advance the GIRL Center’s vision of a gender-equitable world where girls and boys make a healthy and safe transition into adulthood and reach their full potential.
"GIRL Center Roadmap to 2030." New York: Population Council, 2022.