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Girl Effect ‘army of young researchers’ featured in Fast Company

Girl Effect’s work piloting Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors (TEGA) in Saginaw, Michigan, is featured in Fast Company, a leading progressive business media brand.  Fast Company, a publication with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership, and design has delivered an in-depth article about Girl Effect’s TEGA US project. The feature is based on the …

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Young women across the globe join #TheGirlEffect to mark Day of the Girl

As part of Day of the Girl 2020, women and girls across the world – from Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Mexico to India – participated in #TheGirlEffect – sharing inspiring stories about the choices they make that challenge society’s expectations of them.  Girl Effect launched the campaign to encourage girls to think about what society, family, bosses told …

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There are 17 Global Goals, but gender equality (SDG5) unlocks 10 others: Girl Effect at UN General Assembly 2020

Here’s a wrap up of how Girl Effect showed up at virtual side events held during the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last week. Our CEO, Jessica Posner Odede, talked about the role of girls and technology to achieve the ambitions of the goals, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on girls and how we as a …

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How we’re working with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to protect the health of the next generation

Billions of dollars have been invested in health services for girls in low and middle income countries, from sexual health and family planning to nutrition and immunisation. But services often go under-utilised, even when they are free.  Why? Because millions of girls do not see these services as being something “for them”. They do not understand …

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New study: adolescent girls and young women want smarter digital sexual and reproductive health resources and services

As people and health systems around the world are increasingly relying on digital platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic, Women Deliver and Girl Effect release new research conducted by Girl Effect’s girl researchers – TEGAs (Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors) – in India, Malawi and Rwanda. The project explored the barriers and opportunities of digital technology in improving …

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Thinking of using IVR to engage a low-fi community? Here’s 8 top takeaways from our IVR pilot in Nigeria…

Girls Connect, an Interactive Voice Recognition (IVR) solution for adolescent girls in Nigeria, was piloted by Girl Effect Nigeria in 2016/17 and launched in 2018, in partnership with iSON Group, one of Africa’s largest IT companies. The purpose of Girl Connect was to provide adolescent girls in Nigeria a way to navigate the challenging issues …

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‘Hear Her Voice’ – 25 girls from 5 countries and 3 continents share their stories about life in lockdown

Adolescent girls are one of the hardest groups to reach in societies. The challenges they face are often under-reported or described on their behalf, but without the inclusion of their perspective, solutions designed to support them aren’t as effective as they could be. Covid-19 has exposed this issue like never before. The immense coverage of the …

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