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I’m Here: Adolescent Girls in Emergencies


Displaced adolescent girls face unique and daunting risks. With limited assets, agency, and mobility, girls cannot access life-saving resources, information, and social networks. Their vulnerability is compounded by a default, one-size-fits-all humanitarian approach.

I’m Here is an operational approach for humanitarian actors to reach the most vulnerable adolescent girls, and to be accountable to their safety, health, and well-being from the start of a response to crisis. From the start of an emergency, I’m Here enables humanitarians to engaging girls in their own solutions, ensuring effective programs and protected rights.

I’m Here provides humanitarians with the steps and field tools to:

  • Proactively identify girls
  • Assess their needs
  • Build effective programs

I’m Here is adaptable to varying on-the-ground situations. It has been field tested by several organizations in more than 25 communities across six crisis-affected countries.

The Women’s Refugee Commission is available to provide technical assistance with I’m Here implementation.