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Diverse and empowered girls: a practical guide for girl activists

Diverse and Empowered Girls: A practical guide for girl activists

30 March 2020

This guide is for girls who have something to say; girls who want to use their voices to fight injustice. Developed by girl activists, Las Simonas, this guide has been created to help guide your activism journey from personal processes, to collective action.

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OPEN Plan: January 2020

20 March 2020

The theme of this edition of OPENPlan is protection from violence. This issue has a strong focus on gender-based violence and child protection, and the services that exist to support survivors. 

Bending the Curve Towards Gender Equality by 2030

4 March 2020

2020 marks 25 years since 189 countries signed up to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – an ambitious and progressive blueprint for gender equality. The clock is ticking for governments to take action to achieve the promises made to girls and women in these ambitious frameworks. 

Life is better for girls than it was in 1995 at the Beijing Declaration, but progress is inconsistent between regions and countries.

A New Era for Girls

3 March 2020

While girls’ lives are better today than they were 25 years ago when the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was adopted, gains are uneven across regions and countries. This is particularly true for adolescent girls.

Safe Ride

12 February 2020

Guidance on how to change gender norms and end the harassment of adolescent girls on public transport.

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Child protection and resilience

10 January 2020

This research in 2 informal urban settlements in Nairobi, Kenya, explores how adolescents perceive the risks in their community and the kinds of coping strategies they mobilise in order to manage and mitigate adversity and insecurity.

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Measuring changes in social and gender norms

19 December 2019

This review identifies simple approaches to measuring changes in social and gender norms which can be implemented by development organisation staff with limited resources and specialist norms measurement expertise.

Youth activist Edie from Sydney

Reporting to Authorities

3 December 2019

Girls' and young women's experiences of reporting harassment to authorities.