Video descriptions of the Girl Roster™ and other approaches/tools to help keep girls safe.

Capacity Strengthening to Build Protective Assets Using Girl Platforms

In this video, Population Council staff introduce strategies to strengthen local organizations’ capacity to implement a social and protective asset building approach to build girl platforms and reduce their risk of HIV infection. The webinar serves as introduction to successful interventions that have reached key segments of girls in HIV areas with high rates of HIV and to tools such as the Girl Roster™ and ASERT™ tool that supports local organizations’ work.

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Smart Design and Effective Execution of Girl-Centered Programs

In this video, Population Council staff explore what must be considered in order to smartly design and effectively implement a girl-centered program. Staff elaborate on the value of context, that is, intentionality, SMART program design, evidence good practice, and the monitoring and evaluation of your program. Next they discuss the value of content, that is, having a full understanding of the problem and the underlying structural determinants that bring it about so that program staff has a clear sense of its objectives.

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Making the Most of Mentors, a Key Ingredient of Girl Platforms

In this video, Population Council staff from our local Kenya and Guatemala offices explore the mentorship model in girls' safe spaces and programming. Staff describe the criteria for selecting the best girl mentors, review strategies for recruitment and retention of mentors, elaborate on methods of and tools for training and supervising your mentor cadre, and introduce potential resources for mentor training, monitoring and those resources' adaptation. Staff use strong case study examples to illustrate several of these key concepts.

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Revisiting the Dimensions of Transactional Sex among Adolescent Girls & Young Women

In this video, Population Council experts explore the ways that various types of transactional sex influence the health of countless adolescent girls and young women worldwide, as well as strategies to mitigate their risk. With a special focus on HIV risk in sub-Saharan Africa, presenters describe how power influences AGYW’s experience of sex and associated health outcomes, define the important distinction between transactions in sex and exploitation in the sex industry, and question the value of “girls engaged in transactional sex” as a useful program category. Using a case study from Mile 6 in Sierra Leone, our presenters illustrate the implications for girl-centered programming, the impact of protective-asset building with this specific segment of girls, and the positive outcomes that can result.

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Using Information for Effective Reach and Coverage

This video provides an overview of key girl-centered program concepts—such as intentional program design, protective assets, elite capture, and the benefits of using the Girl Roster™ tool.  By highlighting illustrative Girl Roster™ results from program sites overseen by the Haiti Adolescent Girl Network, the facilitators demonstrate how the Girl Roster™ tool can help overcome exclusion by providing programmers with actionable information that can be used to strengthen program design, delivery, and monitoring. 

Cette vidéo est d’offrir une présentation générale des principaux concepts des programmes centrés sur les filles – tels que la conception de programmes intentionnels, les compétences protecteurs, parti pris en faveur des filles qui ne sont pas les plus vulnérables, et les avantages de l'utilisation de l'outil de Girl Roster™. En mettant en évidence les résultats de l’outil Girl Roster™ des sites supervisés par le Réseau d’Adolescentes en Haïti (HAGN),  les facilitateurs montrent comment l'outil de Girl Roster™ peut aider à surmonter l'exclusion en fournissant aux programmeurs avec des informations pratique qui pouvant être utilisées pour renforcer la conception, la prestation et le suivi des programmes.

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