Adolescence marks the developmental transition from childhood to adulthood; a time when many important social, economic, biological, and demographic events set the stage for adult life. The nature and quality of young people’s future, as well as a country’s future social and economic development, depends largely on how well adolescents navigate this transition. Programming for adolescent girls and women has increasingly focused on empowerment approaches. In this context, empowerment is seen both as a process and an outcome.
As part of a research project—Vikalp: Learning Review on What Works for Adolescents’ Empowerment, funded by the Ford Foundation—these publications and film highlight learnings from current strategies to create and sustain empowering spaces for adolescent girls.