Unlocking Girl Power: A partnership rooted in girl-led movements
By Anne Sprinkel, Project Director, the Tipping Point Initiative
March 2, 2022
Girls’ expertise in their own lives and their dynamic contributions are visibly absent from decision-making spaces that affect their lives and rights. Whether it’s their parents deciding to stop their schooling without even consulting them or going to a health post that doesn’t know how to meet their needs as teenagers, girls and young women have a lot more to say than their families, their teachers, their brothers, and their leaders make space for. Faced with these challenges, the EMPower – the Emerging Markets Foundation and CARE’s Tipping Point Initiative came together first to learn from EMpower’s experience developing the Adolescent Girls’ Learning Community model in India to understand the ways in which girls themselves were taking on these norms.