Wilson Center Event May 14: Girls on the Move Report Launch

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By: Sarah Blake, MHTF consultant

The Wilson Center Comparative Urban Studies Project is hosting an discussion on May 14 to mark the launch of Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls and Migration in the Developing World, the latest edition of the Population Council’s Girls Count report series.

From our colleagues at the Wilson Center:

Girls on the Move illuminates the experiences of girls who relocate to urban areas to pursue work, education, and social opportunities unavailable to them in their natal homes. The report explores how migrant girls who successfully connect to urban resources and opportunities can be powerful agents of change, making them an important group for policy and programmatic attention. At this event, Population Council researchers will highlight findings from the report, and a panel of experts will examine how new evidence on migrant adolescent girls can be used to increase their visibility, reduce their vulnerability, and support them to reach their full potential.

The event will be held from 3:00-5:00pm on May 14 at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC.  To attend in person, RSVP to events@unfoundation.org and indicate “May 14” in the subject line of your message. In addition, if you are not able to attend in person, video of the event will be webcast live on the Wilson Center website. For more information on how to attend in person or by video, visit the Wilson Center event page.

The Girls Count report series is part of the Girls Count initiative of the Coalition for Adolescent Girls sponsored by the Nike Foundation and the UN Foundation, and previous reports in the series are posted on the Coalition for Adolescent Girls website.

For more information on the Girls on the Move report, visit the report announcement, or contact girlsonthemove@popcouncil.org. The report will be available for download on May 14.