The Coalition for Understanding Scale Up (CUSP) is a group of nine organizations working across every region to explore what it means to scale up initiatives. CUSP’s 2018 Case Study Collection summarizes lessons for donors, implementers, and policymakers who would like to adapt and scale social norms programming in a way that maximizes impact and prioritizes safety for communities based on members’ experiences. This case study focuses on the scale up of the Gender Roles Equality and...
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 reproductive health (AYRH) norms-shifting interventions. Members are working collectively to build knowledge and tools to promote and guide effective social norm theory, measurement, and practice.
Tékponon Jikuagou means “doing everything possible to prevent infant mortality” in the local language of Adja in Benin.
A guide for group learning and counseling on fertility awareness and family planning
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 how perceptions of gender norms are co-constructed in early adolescence and how they predict a spectrum of outcomes and 2) an...
This month, IRH traveled to the 2018 International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali, Rwanda. We shared a number of exciting presentations, panels and posters, highlighting our recent research, programs and lessons learned.
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 each other. See if you can answer the questions below about what these social network maps can tell us about the communities...
EDEAN’s Approach to Increasing Fertility Awareness and Demand for Family Planning in Karamoja, Uganda
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. The brief is focused on why the investment in youth engagement matters to the success of Passages, and shares early learning and progress to date...
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 some of the key concepts in social norms work. Here, we start by tackling: What...