Yay Denise! PHI newsletter mention
3) PHI AROUND THE WORLD: AGALI training for adolescent girls in Guatemala begins
Program staff at International Health Programs conducted the first training of the new Adolescent Girls’ Advocacy & Leadership Initiative (AGALI) in Antigua, Guatemala, from September 23 to 30. The week-long training was aimed at strengthening and supporting 21 leaders from Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and El Salvador to advocate for policies and programs that improve the health, education and livelihoods of adolescent girls and young women throughout the region. Funded by the United Nations Foundation, AGALI provides intensive training and technical assistance to adolescent girls and awards seed funds to improve their educational and socioeconomic opportunities as well as increase their access to quality sexual and reproductive health services. The program is also intended to empower young women to advocate for policies and programs that respond to their own needs. This model will be used to develop a similar program in Africa in 2010, focusing on Malawi, Ethiopia and Liberia. For more information on AGALI, visit www.agaliprogram.org.
Thank you, Denise Dunning, AGALI’s program director, for sending in this item!