JAH has launched a special research supplement and advocacy summary designed to guide activists, practitioners, and researchers to reframe child marriage, reconsider what it will take to end this harmful practice, and reinforce girls’ and boys’ rights globally. The research supplement highlights how child, early, and forced marriage is happening in different ways around the world. The advocacy summary highlights key themes; how these factors shape girls’ experiences within marriage; and how to address the root cause of child marriage: patriarchal control of girls’ sexuality.
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.
In this eight-episode podcast series, listeners will travel the globe to meet women and girls taking a stand against gender injustice—and saving lives along the way. Join host Beth Murphy for intimate conversations with these hidden heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each episode is followed by a “deep dive” companion piece, in which experts in equality and public health help listeners better understand the forces driving harmful practices, violence, and other rights violations worldwide.
This brief sheds light on how the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, and other related laws, in India are being used in practice and the resulting impact on girls’ lives. It discusses the drivers of child and early marriage amongst adolescents in India, who is using the law and how, who is benefiting most from its implementation, and if anyone is being harmed.
This toolkit provides strategies and tools for designing, implementing, and evaluating mental health and psychosocial support programs and activities for youth in low- and middle-income countries and conflict-affected contexts. The toolkit provides helpful guidance, tips, and resources on where to start and how to program effectively in development and humanitarian contexts. The toolkit is also available in Arabic and French.
A Girl’s Guide to Puberty and Periods, a book and short video series, was produced by adolescent health experts at Columbia University in collaboration with Grow & Know. The series provides girls with practical advice, answers to common questions, and real puberty stories from girls across the USA. Tackling everything from body odor to big feelings to periods, these resources are designed for girls ages 9-14 for factual guidance on the physical and emotional changes of puberty.
This study examines how mental health is approached in current literature on child marriage. Findings highlight that while significant emotional distress and specific mental health conditions are linked to child marriage, gaps in our understanding remain. The article also outlines a series of community-oriented interventions that blend psychological, social, and structural support to promote mental health and wellbeing in the context of child marriage.