Toolkit on working with street girls

Work is complete on CSC’s ‘Working with adolescent street girls’ toolkit. CSC developed the toolkit in direct response to our network members’ need for guidance of this type.

Adolescent street girls (11-18 years old) face specific challenges including gender-based violence, discrimination and gender-specific health issues. However in order to offer safe, effective programmes for girls, organisations need to have the capacity (knowledge, time, skills and resources) in place, otherwise they may be putting girls at risk of harm and failing to meet girls’ needs.

The toolkit has been developed with the input of our network and external experts. It aims to support organisations that already work directly with adolescent street girls and want to review their programmes, as well as organisations that want to introduce programmes for street girls.

The toolkit has been developed over the last 18 months and has been piloted with street girls in Kenya, Peru, Morocco and Columbia.

The toolkit contains sections on organisational capacity building, programme delivery and monitoring and evaluation. Each section is divided into units which cover specific topics and contain tools and activity sheets to bring the guidance alive.