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Women and Girls Empowered (WAGE) Global Consortium Learning Agenda Report


WAGE (Women and Girls Empowered) was a global consortium, hereafter referred to as the Consortium, led by the American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) in close partnership with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Grameen Foundation (Grameen), and Search for Common Ground (Search). WAGE’s overarching goal was to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations (CSO) in target countries to advance the status of women and girls in three core thematic areas: preventing and responding to gender-based violence (GBV); advancing the women, peace, and security agenda (WPS); and supporting women’s economic empowerment (WEE). 

One of WAGE’s key objectives was to engage in collaborative research and learning to build a body of evidence on promising practices in advancing the status of women and girls. WAGE’s learning agenda established the priority research questions that the program actively sought to answer, which aligned with the Consortium’s and donor’s priorities. WAGE sought to understand what was already known about integrated programming for women’s and girls’ empowerment, what gaps in practice and evidence existed, and how to bridge identified gaps. All this collaborative research yielded promising practices and lessons learned that are summarized in this report on the learning agenda..

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    The statements and analysis contained in “WAGE Global Consortium Learning Agenda Report” are the work of the WAGE consortium. The Board of Governors of the American Bar Association (ABA) has neither reviewed nor sanctioned its content. Accordingly, the views expressed in the report should not be construed as representing the policy of the ABA. Furthermore, nothing contained in this report is to be considered rendering legal advice for specific cases, and readers are responsible for obtaining such advice from their own legal counsel.

    The report was prepared by Luis Abolafia, Senior Technical Advisor Gender Equity Social Inclusion and Safeguarding, and Muthoni Kamuyu-Ojuolo, WAGE Director, from the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI). WAGE is thankful for the contributions and review of Bobbi Gray and Alison Bardsley from Grameen Foundation USA (Grameen), Aisalkyn Botoeva of Search for Common Ground (Search), and Barbara Langley of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE).

    All opinions, findings, and conclusions stated herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the United States Government, WAGE, or any members of the WAGE consortium.