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United States Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls

Organisation: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. State Department, U.S. Peace Corps Year: 2016

In March 2016, the U.S. State Department adopted the Global Strategy To Empower Adolescent Girls, which includes specific provisions on ending child, early and forced marriage and addressing the needs of married girls globally.

Developed by the State Department, in coordination with USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the Peace Corps, this whole-of-government strategy aims to coordinate the work and engagement of U.S. agencies to respond to the needs of adolescent girls in a holistic way.

It was informed by the work of Girls Not Brides USA: The US Partnership to End Child Marriage.

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