10.11.12 International Day of the Girl
Thanks to the tireless efforts of AUDACIA participant Plan International, and its partners, the United Nations has declared October 11, 2012 to be the first-ever International Day of the Girl. ...
Girls' Education, Empowerment, and Transitions to Adulthood
The International Council for Research on Women (ICRW) just released a new report examining “Girls’ Education, Empowerment, and Transitions to Adulthood.” Drawing on contributions to the consultation from organizations like BRAC, CAMFED, UNICEF, Nike Foundation, as well as AUDACIA, ICRW undertakes a more in-depth analysis of the linkages between education and positive development outcomes. ICRW concludes that “education offers many of the ingredients for a successful transition to adulthood, namely ‘the acquisition of relevant capacities, including cognitive competencies, marketable skills, social capital, and complementary values and motivations, that enable individuals to function effectively in a range of adult roles, including worker, household provider, parent, spouse, family caretaker, citizen, and community participant.’”