ALIGN is a four-year project aimed at establishing a digital platform for the Community of Practice (CoP) centred on gendered norms affecting adolescents and young adults.

Project ALIGN seeks to advance understanding and challenge and change harmful gender norms by connecting a global community of researchers and thought leaders committed to gender justice and equality for adolescents and young adults.  Through the sharing of information and the facilitation of mutual learning, ALIGN aims to ensure knowledge on norm change contributes to sustainable gender justice.

ALIGN is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is led by the Overseas Development Institute

Platform content and functions 

This platform will evolve as the community grows.  To initiate learning and discussion we have the following key sections:

  • A resource hub with key evaluations, reports, methodological tools and other materials focused on gender norm change 
  • Curated knowledge on a range of topical areas: read about girls' clubs as an intervention to achieve gender norm change; and how gendered norms drive psychosocial distress
  • News on events and announcements relevant to the Community of Practice
  • Information on funding for new innovative work

If you have suggestions for how we may improve the ALIGN platform please contact us.