Social norms are the often unspoken “rules” that govern behaviors and practices within societies. Similarly, gender norms are informal rules that govern behaviors and practices based on gender identities. Social norms matter because they influence people’s behavior, can perpetuate harmful health practices and reinforce gender and other inequities. The Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change […]

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CycleTel™ was an SMS-based mobile health (mHealth) product, and the first family planning method available directly to a woman via SMS in India. CycleTel was developed to transform how family planning is accessed and used by women.    

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On a Wednesday afternoon in the Siraha district of Nepal, high school principal Shivanarayan Yadav gathers the 9th and 10th grade students in his class to play a game. The students listen intently as Yadav explains that they will be playing the Son/Daughter Game to learn about how a child’s sex is determined.

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Members of the Learning Collaborative share the resources they have identified as most useful to addressing social norms to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health. These include reports, manuals, peer review publications and books on social norms theory, measurement and practice. These Top 20 Resources on Social Norms were selected because they were judged to […]

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What is Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM)?

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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 reproductive health (AYRH) norms-shifting interventions. Members are working collectively to build knowledge and tools to promote and guide effective social norm theory, measurement, and practice.

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

This document provides an overview of practical experiences of identifying and diagnosing social norms to inform program design and measurement. The purpose of this overview is to document, categorize, and differentiate approaches applied to date to inform a learning agenda to advance work related to the practical diagnosis of social norms. Please note that this […]

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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

This one page fact sheet provides the basic information on the Social Norms Exploration Tool (SNET). SNET, one pager, factsheet

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Thank you for participating in the CycleBeads app study! We have finished data analysis, and we are happy to share the results with you.

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