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Chimene Mulutu and her husband Christian made a choice that broke the mold for newly married youth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): they decided to use contraception to delay having their first child.

Blog | Passages Project | Adolescents | Family Planning

IRH has led the research and implementation of USAID’s natural family planning portfolio for several decades.

project | Adolescents | Family Planning | Fertility Awareness | Gender Equality | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation | Strategic Scale-up

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in health and well-being requires scaling up successfully tested interventions that catalyze communities to reflect on and challenge existing social norms that lead to poor sexual and reproductive health among adolescents and youth. Unfortunately many pilot projects are conducted but few are scaled up. The USAID-funded Gender Roles, Equality and […]

Publication | GREAT Project | Adolescents | Gender Equality | Strategic Scale-up

Helene is part of Passages, a USAID-funded project that aims to take on the underlying challenges to sexual and reproductive health not only by working with adolescents but also by addressing the attitudes and expectations of community members who can help young people achieve their dreams or limit their horizons.

Blog | Passages Project | Adolescents | Family Planning

The Gender Roles, Equality, and Transformations (GREAT) Project (2010-2017) is an evidence-based intervention that succeeded in improving gender norms related to sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence in Northern Uganda. We invite you to visit www.stories.irh.org, a site that preserves the GREAT Project story and evidence through the voices of many stakeholders, partners and […]

Publication | GREAT Project | Gender Equality | Family Planning | Adolescents | Strategic Scale-up

IRH teamed up with Search Institute to explore the links between individual and social assets and sexual and reproductive health of very young adolescents.

Blog | Adolescents | Fertility Awareness | Gender Equality | Family Planning

The community mobilization process engages and empowers leaders — such as elected councilors, clergy, and teachers — to drive the change they want to see.

Blog | GREAT Project | Adolescents | Family Planning | Gender Equality

Research now points to the critical importance of parents in the lives of adolescents, yet it is uncommon to read about the perspectives of parents, or to see programs that help parents support their children’s transition to adulthood.

Blog | Adolescents | Family Planning | Fertility Awareness

Social norms – the often unspoken rules that govern behavior – shape the trajectories of young people’s lives. The impact on young people of harmful social norms, such as expectations related to gender-based violence, early marriage and early parenthood, is receiving increasing attention and programmatic efforts are underway to shift these norms. These efforts present […]

Report | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Adolescents

[Originally posted on the Young Lives blog here] We are all familiar with the age-old adage “knowledge is power,” but it rings especially true for very young adolescents (VYAs) as they enter the period of intense physical, emotional and social change that is puberty.

Blog | A3 Project | GREAT Project | Adolescents | Fertility Awareness