The Global Early Adolescent Study (GEAS) is the first global study to explore the process of gender socialization in early adolescence, and how this process informs health and behavioral trajectories for boys and girls throughout adolescence and across contexts. This project in Masina and Kimbanseke, Kinshasa, DRC combines 1) an observational research study that explores […]

Report | Passages Project | Adolescents | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation

Tékponon Jikuagou means “doing everything possible to prevent infant mortality” in the local language of Adja in Benin.

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Engaging youth is considered standard practice in adolescent and youth family planning and reproductive health programs, yet involving youth directly in program implementation is an ideal that is not consistently followed or is carried out in a tokenistic way. Youth are the experts on their own experiences, and are best at identifying what they need. […]

Journal Article | Passages Project | Adolescents | Family Planning | Gender Equality

A guide for group learning and counseling on fertility awareness and family planning

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Social Network Analysis can be represented through social network maps like those below. In these maps, each node represents a single person while links between them show relationships between individuals. Social network maps provide both a visual and a quantitative snapshot of human relationships, as they illustrate how people are connected and share information with […]

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EDEAN’s Approach to Increasing Fertility Awareness and Demand for Family Planning in Karamoja, Uganda

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An emerging body of evidence shows that group learning — a community-based approach outside the health system — can be effective in delivering vital health information and encouraging behavior change. WALAN is a community-based group learning approach. Young facilitators, selected by their peers, work in male/female pairs to lead community learning on fertility awareness and […]

Publication | FACT Project | Fertility Awareness | Family Planning

Integrating information about fertility, menstruation, and our bodies into social and behavior change programs

Publication | FACT Project | Family Planning | Fertility Awareness

Addressing deep-seated social, structural, and geographic barriers to enhance the reach of formal health services.

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