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Growing Up GREAT! adapts elements of two tested models—Gender Roles, Equality, and Transformations (GREAT) from northern Uganda and GrowUp Smart from Rwanda—for an urban DRC setting. Growing up GREAT! applies an ecological perspective addressing spheres of influence—individual, family, school, community—that most affect early adolescent life experiences. It consists of a toolkit of age-tailored, gender-transformative materials exploring SRH, GBV, and […]

Publication | Passages Project | Adolescents

Cynthia, an 18-year-old pre-med student and peer educator for the USAID funded Passages program, is not unlike her peers in her hesitance to talk about sex.

Blog | Passages Project | Adolescents | Family Planning

This report was commissioned by IRH following the initial 4-day,realist evaluation workshop held in Vélingara, Senegal, in August 2016. Staff from Grandmother Project and Passages Project, stakeholders from the Ministries of Education and Health, and an independent consultant convened to elaborate a Theory of Change for GMP’s Girls’ Holistic Development (GHD) programme. The workshop participants acknowledged […]

Report | Passages Project | Adolescents | Gender Equality

The majority of teens are sexually active before they are educated on their reproductive health, but dads have the power to change that.

Blog | Family Planning | Adolescents | Gender Equality

This Menstrual Hygiene Day, the Institute for Reproductive Health is joining with organizations around the world to proclaim that menstruation matters to everyone, everywhere!

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

On Wednesday, May 25, Tearfund, Population Services International/Association de Santé Familiale and the Institute for Reproductive Health held a launch meeting for the Transforming Masculinities, or ‘Masculinite, Famille, et Foi’ study under the Passages Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Blog | Passages Project | Adolescents | Gender Equality | Family Planning | Strategic Scale-up

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016 national officials and program coordinators met in Kinshasa to officially launch the Growing Up GREAT study in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Under the Passages Project, Growing Up GREAT (or Bien Grandir, in French) will target youth, parents, and community members to foster an enabling environment for family planning use.

Blog | Passages Project | Adolescents | Family Planning | Gender Equality | Strategic Scale-up

Violence against women and violence against children in Uganda are recognized as significant public health concerns. Exposure to violence at home as a child can increase the likelihood of perpetrating or experiencing violence later in life. These two forms of violence share similar risk factors and often, but not always, co-occur at the household level. […]

Journal Article | REAL Fathers Initiative | Adolescents | Gender Equality

GREAT is a set of activities to engage adolescents and adults in discussion and reflection about how to help girls and boys grow into healthy adults.

Blog | GREAT Project | Adolescents | Gender Equality

Imagine when you were in middle school, somewhere between the ages of 10 and 14. It was an awkward time for most of us. Our bodies were changing. And most of us had little understanding of what was fact and what was fiction when it came to information about our own bodies. You may be […]

Blog | FACT Project | Fertility Awareness | Family Planning | Adolescents