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The Global Early Adolescent Study (GEAS) assesses the formation of gender norms and their relation to health and behavioral outcomes during adolescence. In Kinshasa, the study also evaluates the impact of Growing Up GREAT! (GUG!), a multi-level intervention that works with young adolescents, their families and other community stakeholders to shift norms about society and […]

Report | Passages Project | Adolescents

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 | Adolescents | Family Planning

Growing Up GREAT! aims to foster gender awareness and equity among very young adolescents (VYAs), their parents, teachers/providers and the larger community to support young girls and boys better transition from early adolescence and puberty to later more gender-equitable sexual relationships and use of contraception.  In urban Kinshasa, GUG! reaches in-school and out of school(OOS) […]

Publication | Passages Project | GREAT Project | Gender Equality | Adolescents

The Girls’ Holistic Development program is a community-based intervention that has been implemented by The Grandmother Project | Change through Culture in the Vélingara department of Senegal since 2006. It aims “to strengthen community capacity to promote the health and well-being of girls” (Musoko et al. 2012) by strengthening positive cultural roles and traditions that collectively are supportive […]

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

This document, Resources for Measuring Social Norms: A Practical Guide for Program Implementers is part of the work of the Learning Collaborative’s Measurement Community of Practice, whose goal was to enhance the ability of practitioners to measure social norms. We did so via ongoing dialogue, and by compiling and sharing social norms measurement tools that […]

Report | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Adolescents

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 […]

Blog | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation | Gender Equality | Family Planning | Adolescents

Transforming Social Norms for Sexual and Reproductive Health

project | Adolescents | Family Planning

A growing body of evidence demonstrates that, to achieve sustained and meaningful improvements in adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH), programs must invest in addressing the expectations and unwritten rules surrounding acceptable behavior for youth and adolescents as they transition from childhood, through puberty and adolescence, into adulthood. In other words, programmers must […]

Publication | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Adolescents

The Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change envisions a world where the powerful influence of social norms in shaping adolescents’ lives is widely understood, and where projects and programs improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health by applying normative science at scale. This overview brief outlines the mission, structure, and activities of the Learning Collaborative.

Publication | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Adolescents

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