Involve Communities

We strive to involve communities in reproductive health interventions that improve wellbeing.

Expand Family Planning Choices
We strive to expand family planning choices to meet the needs of women and men worldwide.
Advance Gender Equality

We strive to help men and women across the lifecycle learn about and take charge of their reproductive health.

Involve Communities

We strive to involve communities in reproductive health interventions that improve wellbeing.

Expand Family Planning Choices
We strive to expand family planning choices to meet the needs of women and men worldwide.
Advance Gender Equality

We strive to help men and women across the lifecycle learn about and take charge of their reproductive health.

Focus Areas
Gender Equality
Addressing gender is implicit in our work. We view gender equity as a cross cutting issue that must be embedded throughout the design and evaluation of all of reproductive health programs.
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Focus Areas
Family Planning
IRH is committed to meeting the evolving family planning needs of women and couples throughout the lifecycle by ensuring they have access to a broad range of options...
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Adolescents
IRH addresses this critical time of early adolescence with approaches that improve body literacy and fertility awareness to help young people understand their maturing bodies...
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Fertility Awareness
IRH believes that by placing accurate information about fertility in the hands of women, men, girls, and boys, they will be able to understand how sex, reproduction and family planning interconnect...
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Strategic Scale-up
IRH has multiple years of experience scaling up successful pilot programs to address unmet need for family planning and studying the process along the way.
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Mobilizing technology for reproductive health
IRH recognizes the opportunity to leverage technology to improve reproductive health outcomes.
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Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation
IRH is an applied research organization that focuses on implementation science; monitoring, learning and evaluation (MLE) is intrinsic to our work.
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Projects
Tékponon Jikuagou
Tékponon Jikuagou aims to reduce unmet need for family planning in Benin through social network interventions with a goal to create a social environment that fosters reflective family planning dialogue.
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Projects
FACT Project
Fostering an environment where women and men can take actions to protect their reproductive health with increased fertility awareness and expanded access to FAM at the community level.
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Passages Project
Passages will build the evidence base and contribute to the capacity of the global community to strengthen normative environments that support reproductive health.
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Projects
Learning Collaborative
The Learning Collaborative envisions a world where programs improve adolescent health by applying normative science at scale.
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Projects
Strengthening family planning through FBOs
Faith based organizations have significant influence on values and behaviors around timing and spacing of pregnancies.
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Projects
REAL Fathers Initiative
The REAL Fathers Initiative aims to build positive parenting practices among young fathers in post-conflict Northern Uganda to reduce the incidence of violence.
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Projects
Technical Assistance
IRH provides technical assistance both in-country and internationally in social science research and project monitoring, learning, and evaluation.
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GREAT Project
The GREAT Project aims to promote gender-equitable attitudes and behaviors among adolescents (ages 10-19) and their communities with the goal of reducing gender-based violence.
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FAM Project
The FAM Project builds upon the experience of previous USAID-funded projects in which IRH developed, tested and introduced fertility awareness-based methods (FAM)...
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Resources
Endline Report: GREAT Project
This report presents the findings of the endline survey of the Gender Roles, Equality, and Transformations (GREAT) project. The GREAT project aimed...
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Resources
Men on the move and the wives left behind
As the global economy expands, global migration continues in lockstep. This article, “Men on the move and the wives left behind: the impact of...
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Resources
Growing Up GREAT! GEAS Wave 2 Report
The Global Early Adolescent Study (GEAS) assesses the formation of gender norms and their relation to health and behavioral outcomes during...
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Brief: Profiles of Younger Adolescents in Urban Kinshasa
Growing Up GREAT! aims to foster gender awareness and equity among very young adolescents (VYAs), their parents, teachers/providers and the larger...
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Resources
Grandmother Project: How-to Guide
The Girls’ Holistic Development program is a community-based intervention that has been implemented by The Grandmother Project | Change through...
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Resources
Resources for Measuring Social Norms: A Practical Guide for Program Implementers
This document, Resources for Measuring Social Norms: A Practical Guide for Program Implementers is part of the work of the Learning Collaborative’s...
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Resources
Transforming Masculinities: Midline Ethnography Report
Between May and September 2017, Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) conducted a midline, ethnographic assessment of...
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Resources
A Landscape Review: Addressing Social Norms in Six USAID Sectors
Over the past several years, an exciting body of knowledge has emerged that focuses on understanding the role social norms play as both barriers and...
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Resources
Engaging Communities in Exploring Social Norms
Learnings and experiences from pilot testing the Social Norms Exploration Tool
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Blog
The Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going
The Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change is a network of experts committed to facilitating collaboration between organizations and individuals working on adolescent and youth norms-shifting interventions. Members are working...
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ICYMI: Veering from the Narrow Path with the Learning Collaborative Special Supplement
The Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change is a network of experts committed to facilitating collaboration between organizations and individuals working on adolescent and youth norms-shifting interventions. Members are working...
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A Recap from the Learning Collaborative Summit on Social Norms Research and Practice
The Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change is a network of experts committed to facilitating collaboration between organizations and individuals working on adolescent and youth norms-shifting interventions. Members are working...
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