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“Addressing Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Among Adolescents: Emerging Evidence of Effectiveness,” authored by Rebecka Lundgren, Ph.D, of the Institute for Reproductive Health, and Avni Amin, Ph.D, of the WHO, is one of five review articles published in the January 2015 supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Health devoted to adolescent sexual and reproductive health […]

Journal Article | GREAT Project | REAL Fathers Initiative | Gender Equality | Adolescents

“Investing in very young adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health,” published in Global Public Health May 2014, ranked among Routledge’s top 18 most read articles in public health last year.

Blog | GREAT Project | Fertility Awareness | Adolescents | Gender Equality

With support from USAID, Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) and Search Institute collaborated to conduct a study of very young adolescents (ages 10 to14) in a developing country setting (north central Uganda), examining the link between internal and external assets the youth may experience, and their sexual and reproductive health. Specifically, we investigated […]

Report | GREAT Project | Adolescents | Fertility Awareness | Family Planning | Gender Equality

WASHINGTON—Widespread among adolescents, intimate partner violence and sexual violence can place young people on a lifelong trajectory of aggression — either as victims or perpetrators — endangering their sexual and reproductive health now and in the future.

Blog | GREAT Project | REAL Fathers Initiative | Adolescents | Gender Equality

Gendered Perspectives on International Development at Michigan State University published a new working paper collection #304, “Anthropological Approaches to Gender-based Violence and Human Rights.” The collection features a paper authored by IRH’s Rebecka Lundgren and Melissa K. Adams on research data from the Gender Roles, Equality and Transformations (GREAT) Project in northern Uganda called Safe Passages: […]

Journal Article | GREAT Project | Gender Equality | Adolescents

[Originally posted on Pathfinder International‘s Blog here] As the founder of Big Steps Outreach Network, an organization in Cameroon providing young people with skills, tools, and opportunities, 26-year-old Victor Abongwa pays close attention to the sexual health needs of his peers. “Sexual and reproductive health sets young people in the right direction,” he said as a […]

Blog | GREAT Project | REAL Fathers Initiative | Gender Equality | Adolescents | Strategic Scale-up

This music video features the GREAT Project’s ‘Oteka’ Radio Drama Series theme song, which was written and recorded by a group of young boys and girls in northern Uganda who won the theme song competition. Excitingly, this song has become an anthem for the project as a whole. Lyrics: I am GREAT, I respect people, […]

Video | GREAT Project | Gender Equality | Adolescents

WASHINGTON, DC — As the world focuses on violence against girls with the Oct. 11 observance of International Day of the Girl Child, researchers at the Institute for Reproduction Health at Georgetown University are carrying on crucial work to improve and protect the sexual and reproductive health of girls and boys, especially those between the […]

Blog | GREAT Project | Gender Equality | Fertility Awareness | Adolescents

WASHINGTON, DC — Gender-based violence affects the physical and mental health of girls and boys, men and women worldwide. A recent study by researchers from the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University addresses the challenge of developing effective strategies to change inequitable and harmful social norms that result in gender-based violence.

Blog | GREAT Project | Gender Equality | Adolescents

On September 4 the European Magazine for Sexual and Reproductive Health (ENTRE NOUS), funded by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO), published their 80th series: Adolescence: building solid foundations for lifelong flourishing.

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