Impact & Insights

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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Realising the girl effect, by the Nike Foundation and the NoVo Foundation

The Nike Foundation, a founding funder of Girl Effect, and the NoVo Foundation have released a report: “Partnering to Realize the Girl Effect: Learnings from a Decade of Delivering for Girls”, informed by the results of their strategic partnership working to strengthen the voice, visibility, potential and collective power of adolescent girls across the global …

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Meet Big Sis: the chatbot with the potential to reach millions of girls with advice on sexual health

Girl Effect’s Springster team has showcased a pioneering chatbot that answers girls’ questions about sexual health, to experts at the Global Digital Health Forum in Washington DC. The forum is the leading networking event for global public and digital health experts from more than 100 countries.  Here Lorya Roblin, Acting Director of Springster, explains the …

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Girl Effect contributes to latest World Health Organization report on transforming youth engagement in health

Girl Effect has made contributions to help spearhead a new report launched by the World Health Organization (WHO). The report, “Engaging Young People for Health and Sustainable Development”, highlights the need for transformative partnerships with young people, governments, business, and NGOs to achieve the Global Goals. The report was produced along with Barbara Bulc and …

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We must co-create with girls for safer mobile access: Highlights from the experts at our roundtable discussion

Creating girl mobile champions within communities, using celebrities and politicians to address stereotypes around girls using mobile phones and designing interventions that start from a completely different premise could all help overcome the barriers girls currently face to accessing mobile phones. That’s the view of hand-picked experts from the development, mobile, media, academic and research …

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