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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 […]

Journal Article | GREAT Project | Gender Equality | Adolescents | Strategic Scale-up

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

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.

Blog | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Strategic Scale-up | Adolescents

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. […]

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

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 […]

Blog | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Gender Equality | Family Planning | Adolescents

Transforming Social Norms for Sexual and Reproductive Health

project | Adolescents | Family Planning

Recently, Nepal has received a lot of attention from the international community due to a New York Times article on Chhaupadi – the practice of isolating menstruating women and girls – and social taboos around menstruation. As part of the Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) Project, the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), at Georgetown University is […]

| FACT Project | Gender Equality | Fertility Awareness | Adolescents

In rural Nepal, traditional gender norms contribute to a lack of opportunity for woman and girls and limit their access to reproductive health services. Early adolescence provides provides a key opportunity to shift these harmful norms. Choices, Voices, Promises is a package of interventions developed by Save the Children to improve gender equity among very young […]

Journal Article | Adolescents

Directly involving youth in program evaluation has become increasingly popular in international development programs that focus on youth, especially those that use a Positive Youth Development framework. Engaging youth in all aspects of program evaluation not only builds their skills and assets youth but also creates an opportunity for youth to give input and take […]

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

Published in Culture, Health and Sexuality, this article provides a framework to identify the resources, institutions, and processes that shape adolescents’ gendered choices and behaviors. This understanding can be used to inform decisions about when and where to intervene with program and policy levers. The article results from a qualitative, longitudinal study conducted in tandem […]

Journal Article | GREAT Project | Gender Equality | Adolescents