Putting the Girl Effect into action for adolescent girls in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda and beyond.

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What we do

Girl Hub's mission is to empower the 250 million adolescent girls living in poverty to reach their full potential. Girls are a proven force for change and are the catalyst to end global poverty. 

When you improve a girl’s life through education, health, safety and economic opportunity, these changes have a positive ripple effect on their families, communities and nations. Our work aims to shift the social norms that hold girls back, and drive better investments that directly benefit girls.

To achieve this, we focus on unlocking insights. Everything we do is built on what girls tell us they need and what they tell us will work for them.

Girl Hub is a strategic collaboration between the Department for International Development and the Nike Foundation, designed to bring together the expertise of both organisations to transform the lives of adolescent girls. 

We currently operate in RwandaNigeria and Ethiopia. We also support work for girls in other countries, such as Kenya and DRC, from our global team in London.

Our work is concentrated in four areas:

  1. ADVOCACY: Bringing girls’ voices to the forefront and involving them in the design and implementation of policies.
  2. BRAND AND COMMUNICATION: Developing social communications to inspire and engage girls, and shape how societies view and value them.
  3. PARTNERSHIPS AND POLICY: Informing and influencing decision makers to invest overseas aid and development budgets in effective policies and programmes that benefit girls.
  4. INSIGHTS & KNOWLEDGE: Creating robust data and evidence to track the impact of our work for girls.

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Girl Hub Global

MALALA’S BIRTHDAY SPEECH IN NIGERIA

‘I see the Chibok Girls as my sisters’ Malala spent her birthday last year in New York, but she chose this ‘Malala Day’ to turn 17 on Nigerian soil. She wanted to celebrate the strength of children...
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Girl Hub Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA PROMISES TO ELIMINATE CHILD MARRIAGE & FGM BY 2025

“Our approach puts girls at the heart of our commitment, working closely with them, their families and communities, to end these practices for good and break the cycle of harmful traditional...
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Girl Hub Ethiopia

ENDING CHILD MARRIAGE IN ETHIOPIA

On July 22nd the UK government will host the first Girl Summit, alongside UNICEF. The focus of the event is on efforts to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage...
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Girl Hub Rwanda

RWANDA’S GIRL RESEARCH UNIT GRADUATES

In our last post, we shared the great news about the graduation of Ni Nyampinga’s 30 Ambassadors. This week, we’re excited to celebrate the first graduation of Rwanda’s first Girl Research Unit.   On...
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Girl Hub Rwanda

NI NYAMPINGA GRADUATES 30 OF ITS AMBASSADORS

On May 29th, thirty Ni Nyampinga ambassadors graduated in a colorful event that took place at the Girl Hub Rwanda office. The ambassadors were selected two years ago to advocate for the magazine and...
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Girl Hub Rwanda

THE NI NYAMPINGA STORY

Two years since its launch as a magazine and weekly radio show by Rwandan girl journalists, there is a rich tale to tell about Ni Nyampinga, with some exciting early signs of impact. So we are proud...
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Girl Hub Nigeria

NIGERIA’S MOST POWERFUL WOMEN COMMIT TO INVESTING IN GIRLS AT THE WOMEN: INSPIRATION AND ENTERPRISE CONFERENCE

Girl Hub Nigeria recently had the pleasure of taking part in the Women: Inspiration and Enterprise (WIE) symposium in Lagos, Nigeria. We were part of a panel discussing “Our Future: This is the...
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Girl Hub Ethiopia

YEGNA ‘SUPERFANS’ IN ACTION

In order to reach girls in some of the most remote parts of Ethiopia’s Amhara region, actresses from the Yegna radio drama and talk show, travelled to and performed in 11 towns. In Injibara, a remote...
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Girl Hub Nigeria

NEW GIRL HUB NIGERIA HANDBOOK EMPOWERS ADVOCATES FOR GIRLS

Global media has recently shone a spotlight on the plight of the 276 girls abducted from their school in Northern Nigeria, but behind the headlines are the stories of 14 million girls in the region,...
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Girl Hub Ethiopia

SMART ECONOMICS: INVESTING IN GIRLS

If every Ethiopian girl completed secondary school it would add $4 billion USD to Ethiopia’s economy. That’s more than the country receives in aid in a year. Girls can be massively important economic...
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