While it is clear that social and behavior change initiatives, including norms-shifting interventions (NSI), increase demand for FP services, results are mixed as to the effectiveness of such efforts to increase FP use by young people.  If appropriate NSI linkages existed that reduced social barriers, young people could have a viable channel to use services […]

Publication | Passages Project | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Gender Equality | Family Planning | Adolescents

Addressing gender is implicit in our work. We view gender equity —the differences in access and opportunities between women, men, boys, and girls—as a cross cutting issue that must be embedded throughout the design and evaluation of all of reproductive health programs.

focus area | Passages Project | REAL Fathers Initiative | GREAT Project | Tékponon Jikuagou | Technical Assistance

Working Paper: Considerations for Scaling Up Norms-Shifting Interventions for Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health

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“Who run the world? Girls.”[i] Beyoncé, Malala Yousafzai, and Wall Street’s ‘Fearless Girl’  all point to a sea change in how young girls are seen in the popular imagination. No longer shown only as damsels in distress, girls are increasingly portrayed as heroines, capable of saving us from complex global challenges. As complexity begins to […]

Blog | GREAT Project | Passages Project | Gender Equality | Adolescents

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

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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 collectively to build knowledge and tools to promote and guide effective social norm theory, measurement, and practice. To this end, we have developed a series of blogs to clarify […]

Blog | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Gender Equality

Transforming Social Norms for Family Planning and Reproductive Health This document presents the Theory of Change guiding the norms-shifting interventions encompassed by the Passages Project.  The Passages Theory of Change  reflects core elements and mechanisms across Passages interventions and studies, including: Transforming Masculinities/Masculinité, Famille et Foi  in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Growing Up […]

Report | Passages Project | Family Planning | Adolescents | Gender Equality

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 within an informed choice context.

focus area | FAM Project | Tékponon Jikuagou | New & Underused Methods | Mobilizing FBOs | U.S. Projects | AWARENESS Project | Technical Assistance

IRH, with support from the USAID-funded Passages project and members from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change, developed the Social Norms Exploration Tool (SNET), a participatory guide and set of tools to translate theory into practical guidance to inform a social norms exploration. Download the Social Norms Exploration Tool […]

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Originally published on FHI 360’s R&E Search for Evidence blog. 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 collectively to build knowledge and tools to promote and guide effective social norm theory, measurement, and practice. […]

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