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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

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 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

Transforming Masculinities is an evidence-based approach to promote gender equality and positive masculinities within faith communities. It is based upon the understanding that spiritual beliefs and faith leaders are part of the structure that shapes social and gender norms, and focuses on prevention and response to sexual and gender-based violence. Known locally as Masculinité, Famille, […]

Publication | Passages Project | Family Planning | Gender Equality

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

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

The standard approach for measuring unmet need for family planning calculates actual, physiological unmet need, and is useful for tracking changes at the population level. We propose to supplement it with an alternative approach that relies on individual perceptions, and can improve program design and implementation.  The proposed approach categorizes individuals by their perceived need […]

Journal Article | Tékponon Jikuagou | Family Planning | Gender Equality

Intimate partner violence and child maltreatment are common forms of violence with many overlapping risk factors and outcomes. In order to identify opportunities for greater collaboration between programs addressing intimate partner violence and child maltreatment, researchers conducted a literature review of programs in low and middle-income countries that addressed one form of violence but also reported […]

Journal Article | REAL Fathers Initiative | 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