For decades, passing laws that establish 18 years as the minimum legal age of marriage has been a cornerstone of advocacy efforts to prevent child, early and forced marriages and unions (CEFMU) and promote the rights of adolescent girls and young women. However, there has been minimal investment made in evaluating the impacts of such laws. Read the CEFMU and Sexuality Working Group’s position statement and recommendations that call for investment in research to explore how laws can be better formulated and implemented to advance the rights of adolescent girls and young women.
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 blog spotlights MCGL’s Choices, Voices, Promises program, a gender-focused curriculum for very young adolescents (VYAs) between the ages of 10-14 years, as well as parents and communities. The intervention aims to help VYAs discover alternatives to conventional gender roles and behaviors using a curriculum of age and developmentally appropriate activities designed to stimulate discussion and reflection among VYA girls and boys.
knowing the huge scale and wide-reaching impacts of school-related gender-based violence, not enough is being done politically to end violence in schools, and to recognize and address the gendered drivers and dimensions of violence. This brief sets out clear and specific recommendations for governments to urgently prioritize and implement so that all schools are safe places for all students whatever their gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation.
This document, also available in French, profiles some of MOMENTUM’s dynamic youth partners working across different geographies and contexts in South Asia and West and East Africa. These partners aim to increase health knowledge and demand for health services, shift social and gender norms in their communities, improve access to quality health services, and create adolescent-responsive systems across the humanitarian-development nexus.
Jyotir Nisha of Women Deliver and H.E. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, the 48th President of Costa Rica, discuss the links between climate change and gender equality, reinforcing the need to position young people, particularly girls and women, at the heart of decision making to power progress for all. In this Q&A, they discuss what it means to mobilize everyone, everywhere to overcome gender inequality and win...
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