What’s family planning got to do with intimate partner violence? Exchanging with experts at the 2017 SVRI Forum
December 4, 2017 | 4:16 pm | Courtney J. McLarnon-Silk, Esther Spindler (IRH); Francesca Quirke (Tearfund)
In September 2017, IRH and partners traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to present at the Sexual Violence Research Institute (SVRI) Forum and share experiences with 500 other experts working to prevent and respond to sexual violence. IRH, Tearfund, and Promundo-US co-led a satellite event titled, Exploring the Links between Intimate Partner Violence and Family Planning Use: Building Knowledge for Normative Change to Promote Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health.
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.
Sharing what works and challenging what does not: Takeaways from the South Asia community of practice launch
September 10, 2017 | 1:06 pm | Courtney McLarnon-Silk, Program Officer
“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