November 13, 2017 | 3:51 pm | Brianán Kiernan, Program Officer | Jen Gayles, Adolescent Health Specialist, Save the Children
Too often, adolescents and their parents are unequipped to deal with the rapid transformation of adolescence – a critical period when young people navigate the physical and emotional changes of puberty while they assume adult roles and responsibilities. Adolescents’ ability to develop positive relationships and make healthy choices during this time is heavily influenced by social norms – the rules of behavior that are established by what their parents, peers, family, and other respected community members say and do. Very young adolescence (10-14 years) is an opportune time to provide information and build practical skills before children become sexually active and internalize gender roles.
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Posted In: Projects, Passages Project, Gender Equality, Adolescents
“Our three countries – Bangladesh, Nepal and India – have similar contexts; we face the same inequitable norms and battle backlash from social change. Let’s share what is working and change what is not.” – Quote from a regional participant attending the convening meeting
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Posted In: Projects, Passages Project, Strategic Scale-up, Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation
Are you – or someone you know – one of the 500 participants who will be at the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in September? You won’t want to miss the exciting presentations, panels, and posters that IRH and our partners will showcase this year. 
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Posted In: News, Passages Project, REAL Fathers Initiative, Gender Equality