Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls and Migration in the Developing World

May 14, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Event Co-sponsors: 
Environmental Change and Security Program

The Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project is pleased to present the launch of Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls and Migration in the Developing World.  Authored by the Population Council, Girls on the Move is the newest report in the Girls Count series, an initiative of the Coalition for Adolescent Girls and supported by the Nike Foundation and United Nations Foundation. 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.

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6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Event Speakers List: 
  • Vice President, Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program, Population Council
  • Director, Gender and Development, The World Bank
  • Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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