UNFPA’s Action for Adolescent Girls

Building the health, social and economic assets of adolescent girls, especially those at risk of child marriage

2014
Author: UNFPA
Publisher: UNFPA

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As part of its Adolescent and Youth Strategy approved in 2012 and its new Strategic Plan 2014-17, UNFPA committed to stepping up investments towards ending child marriage and reducing adolescent pregnancy bysupporting governments to reach the most marginalized adolescent girls, especially those at risk of child marriage and married girls. UNFPA is delivering on this commitment through Action for Adolescent Girls, a 12 country initiative, in a manner that is aligned with the ICPD Programme of Action and fully within the framework of the Fund’s new Strategic Plan 2014-17. The goal of the initiative is to protect adolescent girls’ rights, in particular delay age at marriage and childbearing, and empower the most marginalized girls.