Equality for Women and Girls Program

  • F Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Key Information

The Summit Foundation’s Equality for Women and Girls Program believes in an integrated and holistic approach to building women and girls’ social, health and economic assets, in line with SDG 5. We support our partners as they build leadership of girls and women, increase local organizations’ capacity to drive change, and advocate for policy reform, implementation and adequate resource allocation. We also prioritize measurement and evaluation to build evidence and solidify best practices. Through the projects we support, we seek to demonstrate that moving indicators related to girls and young women's well-being in the right direction is possible even in the most marginalized communities of our focus region.


Lead Implementing Organization(s)

Location(s)

Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program

Years

2012 -

Partners

Amigos de Santa Cruz Foundation, Asociación de Desarrollo Socio Económico Indígena Bayan, Asociación GOJoven Honduras, Education, Training and Research Associates, Fund for Global Human Rights, Fundación para el Ecodesarrollo y la Conservación (FUNDAECO), Glasswing International, GOJoven Belize Alumni Association, Hesperian Health Guides, Jennifer Catino Consulting, Limitless Horizons Ixil, Organization for Youth Empowerment, Population Action International, Population Services International, Public Health Institute, The Regents of the University of California, Seattle International Foundation, Starfish, , University of Colorado Foundation,Women’s International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc.

Ministry Affiliation

Unknown

Funders

Not applicable or unknown

The Greater Washington Community Foundation through a DAF of Summit's founder

COVID-19 Response

Unknown

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Education areas

Attainment

  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion

Other skills

  • Financial literacy
  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning

Quality

  • Curricula/lesson plans

Skills

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Cross-cutting areas

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Community sensitization
  • Early/child marriage
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • HIV and STIs
  • Masculinities/boys
  • Mentorship
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Sexual harassment & coercion
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Not applicable or unknown

Age

Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Not applicable or unknown

School Level

  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary
  • Vocational

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

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Education goals

Not applicable or unknown

Cross-cutting goals

Not applicable or unknown

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Primary Contact

Kathy Hall
Summit Foundation
Director, equality for women and girls
khall@summitfdn.org