Grand Challenges Canada to Empower Most Vulnerable Women and Girls

19 December 2017

On December 17, Grand Challenges Canada announced 18 projects extending innovative forms of health-related lifelines to reach women and girls across the world. The projects embrace a range of creative products and services to advance gender equality, promote human dignity and empower women and girls. Two projects receiving large investments involve innovative approaches to improving menstrual, sexual and reproductive health for women and girls. In Kenya, for example, the bold Idea for Girls project will seek to reduce HIV infections among 500 adolescent girls and young women through HIV and STI education, gender and life skills programming and vocational and entrepreneurial skills training. 

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