The Passages Project conducted a literature review of published grey and peer-reviewed literature to explore parameters of normative change interventions going to scale that were focused on adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health. This document aims to advance knowledge and increase utilization of evidence about normative change at scale by reviewing and describing interventions that address normative […]

Report | Passages Project | Strategic Scale-up

In Nepal, a woman’s lifetime risk of dying due to pregnancy and childbirth is 258 deaths per 100,000 live births, nearly 12 times higher than the risk in developed countries. With an estimated 220 million women worldwide not using any family planning method despite wanting to avoid pregnancy, increasing use of modern family planning methods […]

Blog | FACT Project | Family Planning | Fertility Awareness

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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

A new article published in Prevention Science Journal, “Evaluation of the REAL Fathers Initiative on Physical Child Punishment and Intimate Partner Violence in Northern Uganda,” shows the promising results of a parenting intervention as a means to address violence.

Blog | REAL Fathers Initiative | Gender Equality
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Chimene Mulutu and her husband Christian made a choice that broke the mold for newly married youth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): they decided to use contraception to delay having their first child.

Blog | Passages Project | Adolescents | Family Planning

Gender-based violence is recognized as a significant health and human rights issue that prevents women, families, and countries around the world from achieving their full potential.

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This primer is intended to be used as a resource to assist those who are implementing social norm interventions in thinking through decisions that need to be made when assessing the cost of those interventions. The primer is organized around a process that may be used to generate a cost estimate and provides recommendations for […]

Report | Passages Project | Strategic Scale-up

This document summarizes the methodology, objectives, and activities of a capacity building strategy for community-based family planning provision in church-based health networks like Christian Health Associations. The strategy was designed by Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health in collaboration with the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK). Five components have been identified as critical to […]

Report | Mobilizing FBOs | Family Planning