Research exploring funding for adolescent girls’ rights

Adolescent girls and their allies are contributing to every social justice movement. Yet, girls are not being resourced adequately to meet their expressed needs and materialize their visions. Girls want and need a funding ecosystem in which they can thrive.

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Resourcing Girls to Thrive is the outcome of a research process to address significant gaps in the understanding of the adolescent girls’ funding landscape. This research process brought together the contributions and insights from girls from across the world, feminist adolescent girl funders who are resourcing national, regional, and global efforts, as well as a broad range of key stakeholders spanning academia, civil society, philanthropy, and government who are coming from the children’s, women’s, and youth funding fields.


Key Findings and Recommendations

The findings and recommendations from this research are an offering to funders, policy-makers, and practitioners who want to center adolescent girls and deliver transformational funding and support for them.


Explore our latest articles and events that reflect and analyze how we can collaboratively transform the funding ecosystem so that it resources girls to thrive.


The findings have immense potential to move from seeing girls as mere recipients of aid to recognizing their vital role as social change agents. Come, explore, amplify, and implement the learnings from this research!