Adolescent Girls & Migration

  • N Network/Convening/Conference

? Activity Status: Unknown

Key Information

Global Fund for Children (GFC) works to protect and strengthen the rights of children and youth around the world and recognizes the extreme vulnerabilities migrant children, particularly girls, face. In Latin America, migrant girls flee their homes or communities to escape abuse and violence, many times encountering further victimization and trauma on their journey north. GFC views gender equity as a fundamental human right that affects the ability of all children and youth to reach their full potential. Through the Adolescent Girls and Migration project, with support from the NoVo Foundation, GFC is partnering with leading migrant service and advocacy organizations in Guatemala, Mexico, and the US to build a transnational movement addressing migrant girls’ needs and rights.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Latin America & Caribbean, North America

Guatemala, Mexico, United States of America

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


Not applicable or unknown


Ministry Affiliation



Harold Simmons Foundation

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education

Cross-cutting areas

  • Emergencies and protracted crises
  • Empowerment
  • Food/water security
  • Migration

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


10 - 19

School Enrolment Status


School Level

  • N/A

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

  • Migrants from other countries

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community mobilization
  • General awareness-raising/community engagement

Life skills education

  • Gender, rights and power

Social/gender norms change

  • Work with community leaders

Women's empowerment programs

  • Advocacy/action

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

Not applicable or unknown

Cross-cutting goals

  • Improved health - other
  • Increased knowledge of rights
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms