Adolescents embody the future – figuratively and, in the case of mothers, literally. If their nutrition status is poor, then nutrition throughout the lifecycle will be fragile. This report aims to address this issue in three ways.
First, to fill the knowledge gap of Pakistani girls in their late adolescence (15-19 years). Second, to provide a detailed situational analysis and mapping of existing programs addressing the nutritional and socio-economic needs of adolescent girls in the country. Third, to point to practical steps that can be taken to better understand and remedy this situation, and unlock the potential of adolescent girls and young women.