This product provides consensus-driven research priorities for social-norms-shifting for healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy among adolescents and youth in low- and middle-income countries to spur future innovation and investment within the global research and development community. The slide deck details the background of the product, the process for developing it, and next steps for its dissemination and use.
Our training materials can be used to introduce a broad range of audiences and backgrounds to important concepts related to gender and health. Each training course focuses on one of five themes that complement the CORE Gender 101 agenda: Gender Integration, HIV + Sexuality, Safe Motherhood, Gender-Based Violence, and Constructive Male Engagement. The courses are designed to meet the geographic and technical needs of cooperating agencies, USAID Missions, and specific projects. Materials range from basics such as using a shared gender vocabulary and programmatic guidance, to user guides on how to conduct a gender analysis, to exercises for gender trainings. The trainings are geared to be used by anyone and with any audience, even those learning about gender for the first time!
Our popular Gender Integration Continuum framework is an important tool to assess how programs do (or do not) address gender and move them toward more gender-transformative actions. An updated User’s Guide for facilitating training on use of the continuum is available, along with other materials.
This report provides evidence that Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS) and the "Data to Action" model contribute to policy change to end violence. The VACS data, and associated processes to use the data, provide evidence that violence against children and adolescents is a knowable, solvable problem. The data also provide the foundation for developing interventions that work and measuring progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
This gender analysis aimed to analyze and understand the current realities for women, men, girls, and boys in the Imvepi and Bidi Bidi settlements in Uganda and their current needs and capacities from a gendered lens. The analysis will also inform the programming of CARE's Strengthening Conflict and gender sensitive Community Resilience in protracted crisis (SCCR) project based on the different needs of men, boys, and women and girls in particular.
This new web feature is comprised of five behavior studies related to social norms affecting adolescents and young adults across reproductive health, education, and family violence. These behavior studies—results of a scoping review of evidence—include example social norms, other factors affecting behavior, reference groups, and selected interventions addressing norms and behaviors.
This research brief looks to understand the effects of the food insecurity crisis on the girls from "Real Choices, Real Lives", a qualitative, longitudinal study that has been tracking the lives of girls in nine countries in three regions for 15 years. Data from the study shows that the global food crisis reaches beyond contexts classified as at most risk of severe food insecurity, affecting girls in countries all over the world.
Grow & Know has produced a Spanish version of A Girl’s Guide to Puberty and Periods. This graphic novel and video series, produced by adolescent health experts at Columbia University, provides girls with practical advice, answers to common questions, and real puberty stories from girls across the USA.