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The Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change is a network of experts committed to facilitating collaboration between organizations and individuals working on adolescent and youth norms-shifting interventions. Members are working collectively to build knowledge and tools to promote and guide effective social norm theory, measurement, and practice. To this end, we have developed a series of blogs to clarify […]

Blog | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Passages Project | Strategic Scale-up | 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

This month, IRH traveled to the 2018 International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali, Rwanda. We shared a number of exciting presentations, panels and posters, highlighting our recent research, programs and lessons learned.

| Tékponon Jikuagou | FACT Project | Passages Project | Strengthening couple-centered family planning through faith-based organizations | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | REAL Fathers Initiative | Technical Assistance | GREAT Project

Working with Faith-Based Communities: Baseline Findings from the Masculinité, Famille et Foi Study in Kinshasa, DRC

Journal Article | Passages Project | Gender Equality | Family Planning

The Global Early Adolescent Study (GEAS) is the first global study to explore the process of gender socialization in early adolescence, and how this process informs health and behavioral trajectories for boys and girls throughout adolescence and across contexts. This project in Masina and Kimbanseke, Kinshasa, DRC combines 1) an observational research study that explores […]

Report | Passages Project | Adolescents | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation

Engaging youth is considered standard practice in adolescent and youth family planning and reproductive health programs, yet involving youth directly in program implementation is an ideal that is not consistently followed or is carried out in a tokenistic way. Youth are the experts on their own experiences, and are best at identifying what they need. […]

Publication | Passages Project | Adolescents | Family Planning | Gender Equality

Directly involving youth in program evaluation has become increasingly popular in international development programs that focus on youth, especially those that use a Positive Youth Development framework. Engaging youth in all aspects of program evaluation not only builds their skills and assets youth but also creates an opportunity for youth to give input and take […]

Blog | Passages Project | Adolescents | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation

Social norms are a hot topic in development. While it seems intuitive that social norms can play a key role in influencing people’s behavior (in both negative and positive ways), the jury is still out on the best way for programs to address norms. We do know that in order to provide evidence on the […]

Blog | Passages Project | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation

In September 2017, IRH and partners traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to present at the Sexual Violence Research Institute (SVRI) Forum and share experiences with 500 other experts working to prevent and respond to sexual violence. IRH, Tearfund, and Promundo-US co-led a satellite event titled, Exploring the Links between Intimate Partner Violence and Family […]

Blog | Passages Project | REAL Fathers Initiative | Gender Equality | Family Planning

Too often, adolescents and their parents are unequipped to deal with the rapid transformation of adolescence – a critical period when young people navigate the physical and emotional changes of puberty while they assume adult roles and responsibilities. Adolescents’ ability to develop positive relationships and make healthy choices during this time is heavily influenced by […]

Blog | Passages Project | Gender Equality | Adolescents