strategy for adolescent girls

The US was the first country to organize a Strategy for Adolescent Girls, launched by Secretary of State John Kerry in 2016. The International Center for Research on Women, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and Girls Not Brides lobbied for the policy. Kerry explained, “This plan brings together resources and expertise from all of the agencies [USAID, Peace Corps, etc.]” The State Department planned to focus on laws and polices such as insuring that girls go to school, and ending child marriage and genital mutilation.

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