We are working to keep vulnerable girls in Zambia in school through an integrated case management system leveraging innovations and best practices across the region.
Complex barriers such as early marriage and teenage pregnancy, risky sexual behaviors, violence, and child labor impede girls’ access to education in Zambia. Compared to boys, out-of-school girls are exposed to an increased risk of HIV and gender-based violence (GBV) and limited employment and economic prospects.
To address these gender disparities, we are supporting the Government of Zambia to identify and support at-risk girls – both in-school or out-of-school – with comprehensive, integrated social protection services that help them enroll and stay in school.
We have designed an early warning prevention and response system to identify at-risk girls and avert girls leaving school through proactive interventions while also identifying girls who are not in school and helping them enroll in formal or non-formal education pathways.