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 Rwanda

FROM OUR GIRL JOURNALISTS: RWANDAN HOMEOWNERS RESIST RELOCATION DESPITE DISASTER RISK

This week’s post is by Gloriose Isugi, who has been a Ni Nyampinga journalist for the past two years and is also a reporter for the Global Press Institute. Ernest Nizeyimana has been avoiding...
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Girl Hub Nigeria

GH NIGERIA UNLEASHES TEGAS: TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED GIRL AMBASSADORS

Welcome to the future, a future where girls across Northern Nigeria are able to tell us what they really think at just a click of a button. Recently we have trained a select group of girls from...
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Girl Hub Ethiopia

YEGNA: BEHIND THE SCENES OF ETHIOPIA’S FIRST TEEN BRAND

Want to find out more about how the YEGNA radio drama is created? Here’s your chance. Girl Hub Ethiopia travelled with the team of YEGNA writers to speak to girls in the Amhara region and learn more...
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Girl Hub Ethiopia

ESKER’S STORY

The most inspiring part of Girl Hub Ethiopia’s work is meeting girls, listening to their stories and learning from them. Today we’re giving over this space to 15-year-old Esker who lives in...
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Girl Hub Rwanda

GIRL HUB RWANDA YOUTH TRUSTEES ATTEND CSW58

GIRL HUB RWANDA YOUTH TRUSTEES ATTEND CSW58 As the only official delegates under 20, Girl Hub Rwanda Youth Trustees Sandra Mutoni and Pascaline Niyigena brought girls’ voices to the week-long UN...
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Girl Hub Nigeria

INTRODUCING “ENGINE”: EDUCATING NIGERIAN GIRLS IN NEW ENTERPRISES

An exciting new initiative in Nigeria was announced this month: ENGINE (Educating Nigerian Girls in New Enterprises) is joint program by DFID and Coca-Cola, implemented by Mercy Corps and supported...
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Girl Hub Rwanda

THE GIRL RESEARCH UNIT: SHARING FINDINGS WITH GRADUATE STUDENTS

“It is so inspiring to see such bright young women learning such a valuable skill for Rwanda.” The Girl Hub’s Girl Research Unit (GRU) comprises six young women trained as researchers by Girl Hub...
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Girl Hub Ethiopia

DESIGNING WITH HER, FOR HER

This month 10 teenage girls from the Amhara region of Ethiopia had their say on how to design projects to help end child marriage. Girl Hub Ethiopia hosted a four-day workshop in Bahir Dar with the...
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