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Event livestream—Empowering girls, opening futures: Evidence-based programming for Indigenous Girls in the Americas

An estimated 370 million indigenous people globally still confront historic marginalization and seek recognition of their identities, way of life and their right to traditional lands and natural resources. Indigenous adolescent girls, who face social and economic exclusion and are at a disproportionately high risk of experiencing discrimination and violence, are among the most vulnerable populations in the world.

This livestreamed event, held on the sidelines of the 73rd annual United Nations General Assembly in 2018, featured indigenous women leaders and Population Council experts who discussed how evidence-based, girl-centered programs—including Abriendo Oportunidades in Central America and IMAGEN in North America—can address the complex challenges indigenous girls face and play a pivotal role in transforming their lives.