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Acknowledging that decades of programming to promote greater access to information and services have not closed the gap between unmet and met need, Tékponon Jikuagou guides communities to shift social norms surrounding family planning and leads to new ideas, attitudes, and behaviors that support family planning use. Pilot results showed that exposure to Tékponon Jikuagou […]

Journal Article | Tékponon Jikuagou | Family Planning | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation

Addressing gender is implicit in our work. We view gender equity —the differences in access and opportunities between women, men, boys, and girls—as a cross cutting issue that must be embedded throughout the design and evaluation of all of reproductive health programs.

focus area | Passages Project | REAL Fathers Initiative | GREAT Project | Tékponon Jikuagou | Technical Assistance

IRH is committed to meeting the evolving family planning needs of women and couples throughout the lifecycle by ensuring they have access to a broad range of options within an informed choice context.

focus area | FAM Project | Tékponon Jikuagou | New & Underused Methods | Mobilizing FBOs | U.S. Projects | AWARENESS Project | Technical Assistance

Tékponon Jikuagou is a low-cost package of activities that relies on existing social networks to diffuse new ideas in support of family planning. It works with communities’ own resources, is easily added to existing development projects and portfolios, and is beneficial to both participating communities and implementing agencies. We know from extensive research throughout the […]

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

Dynamic and supportive social networks, like Idaya’s, are powerful resources which can encourage family planning discussion and reduce unmet need.

Blog | Tékponon Jikuagou | Family Planning

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 is first and foremost an applied research organization that focuses on implementation science; monitoring, learning and evaluation (MLE) is intrinsic to our work.

focus area | FAM Project | GREAT Project | Tékponon Jikuagou | New & Underused Methods | Mobilizing FBOs | U.S. Projects | AWARENESS Project | HIV Prevention Project | Technical Assistance

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

“Moving from theory to practice: A participatory social network mapping approach to address unmet need for family planning in Benin,” published in Global Public Health, details the participatory social network mapping methodology used in the Tékponon Jikuagou project. Tékponon Jikuagou used social network theory to identify influential members of the community who would be able to […]

Journal Article | Tékponon Jikuagou | Family Planning

Social network approaches in tandem with communication for social change approaches can be used to influence social norms and family planning attitudes and practices. The social network approach hypothesizes that once family planning ideas and use have been adopted by influential groups and individuals within a community, social interaction can accelerate the pace of diffusion by providing opportunities for social comparison, […]

Publication | Tékponon Jikuagou | Family Planning