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 […]

Blog | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation | Gender Equality | Family Planning | Adolescents

Between May and September 2017, Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) conducted a midline, ethnographic assessment of the Masculinité, Famille, et Foi (MFF) intervention being implemented in eight congregations in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). MFF is seeking to reduce gender-based and intimate partner violence (GBV/IPV) and improve modern family planning (FP) use by working through faith […]

Report | Passages Project | Gender Equality | Family Planning

GREAT’s Approach to Improving Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Reducing Gender-Based Violence

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WASHINGTON (March 18, 2019) – Results of a first-of-its-kind prospective study with a family planning app find it to be as effective as other modern methods for avoiding an unplanned pregnancy.

Blog | FACT Project

Studies conducted by IRH in numerous countries, and corroborated by Demographic and Health Surveys and other studies, have shown that few women, men, and adolescents really understand their fertility and the way in which their bodies work.

focus area | FAM Project | AWARENESS Project | Technical Assistance

Over the past several years, an exciting body of knowledge has emerged that focuses on understanding the role social norms play as both barriers and facilitators to social behavior change (SBC) as part of international development programming; yet much of the published evidence base for social norms interventions has been within the health sector. IRH’s […]

Report | Passages Project

  Tékponon Jikuagou has developed and tested a scalable package of social network activities to engage men and women in discussion and reflection about unmet need for family planning. The package 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 […]

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WASHINGTON (March 24, 2019) – This month, Georgetown researchers launched a series of mobile games in Nepal to reach young people with information about fertility awareness and family planning.

Blog | FACT Project | Fertility Awareness | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health

Religious leaders and faith based organizations (FBOs) have significant, sustained influence on the values and behaviors around healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies.

project | Family Planning

The Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) at Georgetown University, with support from the USAID-funded Passages project and members from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change, developed the Social Norms Exploration Tool (SNET), a rapid, participatory guide a set of tools that translate theory into practical guidance. This brief provides […]

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