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Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls & Migration in the Developing World




Girls on the Move is the first report of its kind to examine the social and economic drivers of internal migration for adolescent girls in developing countries, and the links between migration, risk, and opportunity.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the report finds that rural-to-urban migration can—provided necessary safety nets and resources are in place—be largely a positive experience for girls, and present them with new opportunities unavailable in their hometowns.

This Population Council–authored report was supported by the Nike Foundation and the United Nations Foundation. Girls on the Move is the sixth report in the Girls Count series published by the Coalition for Adolescent Girls.

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