Fifteen million girls aged 15 to 19 have experienced forced sex globally. Crossroads International works with local partners in some of the world’s poorest countries to empower girls who have experienced violence or abuse and girls at risk so they can live free from violence.
The program provides safe spaces where the girls can speak freely about their experiences of violence and abuse and get support. Here, they learn about their bodies, their rights, and their potential.
The Girls’ Empowerment Program is a catalyst for change in the lives of girls. They build the confidence they need to protect themselves and the determination to build a brighter future for themselves and their communities.