Broadening girls' horizons: Effects of life skills education programme in rural Uttar Pradesh [report]

Rajib Acharya, Shveta Kalyanwala, Shireen Jejeebhoy, Vinita Nathani
2009 unpublished
This report is the result of a collaborative project undertaken by Prerana and the Population Council to implement a life skills education programme for unmarried adolescent girls in rural Uttar Pradesh and to evaluate its effectiveness. The intervention programme aimed to empower unmarried adolescent girls aged 13-17 years and address their vulnerabilities by building their agency; fostering egalitarian gender role attitudes; building awareness about sexual and reproductive health matters;
more » ... health matters; developing vocational skills and future work aspirations; and influencing perceptions about marriage and their ability to negotiate marriage-related decisions, delaying marriage and first pregnancy. Prerana is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation that works to enhance the quality of life of individuals and communities through the formation of self-help groups, building awareness of sexual and reproductive health and developing capacity at the community level. Prerana provides direct service intervention and supports technical assistance in advocacy and research initiatives.
doi:10.31899/pgy15.1002 fatcat:32o3luzivjbkzpavokhhsf7nkq