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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

In the Journal of Global Health Viewpoints piece, “Men’s health: time for a new approach to policy and practice?,” authors Peter Baker and IRH’s Tim Shand discuss the status of men’s health globally, in terms of mortality, use of health services, health literacy, risk-taking and masculinity, and other gender factors. They share what works with […]

Journal Article | Gender Equality

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

Tékponon Jikuagou aims to develop and test a scalable package of social network activities to engage men and women in discussion and reflection about unmet need for family planning. The package of activities works with and through influential and connected network actors who may be more effective in diffusing new ideas and mobilizing public dialogue than formal leaders or health workers […]

Publication | Tékponon Jikuagou | Family Planning | Strategic Scale-up | Gender Equality

IRH’s Program Officer for Research: Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation, Mariam Diakite, MPH, MS, was featured in Sidwaya, a French language newspaper in Burkina Faso, following her presentation at the International Conference on Family Planning

Blog | Tékponon Jikuagou | Family Planning | Gender Equality

At the Passages project, we’re working to increase family planning use and promote SRH among youth by building evidence and supporting the global community to implement social norm change interventions.

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

A recently published anthropology textbook, Applying Anthropology to Gender-Based Violence: Global Responses, Local Practices, includes the IRH-led Responsible, Engaged and Loving (REAL) Fathers Initiative as an example of using applied anthropology to combat the global problem of gender-based violence (GBV). Edited by Jennifer Wies and Hillary Haldane, the text brings together insights from policy makers, […]

Blog | REAL Fathers Initiative | Adolescents | Gender Equality

Cherchez-vous à intensifier les interventions de santé sexuelle et reproductive (SSR) fondées sur des preuves? En 28 Juin, les membres des projets de Tékponon Jikuagou et GREAT ont discuté des conseils sur l’optimisation des normes sociales positives, la conception pour la mise à échelle, et pour faciliter l’intégration intersectorielle.

Training | Tékponon Jikuagou | GREAT Project | Adolescents | Family Planning | Gender Equality | Strategic Scale-up