The event was chaired by Patti Petesch, Consultant & Expert Advisor for GENNOVATE, and consisted of ‘project spotlights’ offered by the following speakers:
Lori Michau, Raising Voices
Hadeezah Haruna-Usie, Girl Effect
Workneh Yadete, Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE)
Christina Kwangwari, ActionAid International
Aukje te Kaat, Aflatoun
Zoe Carletide, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
They profiled examples of what works to change harmful gender norms – and what doesn’t – from the perspective of their projects, drawing lessons on how to improve policy and practice to support positive norm change.
Common themes included a clear focus across projects on the importance of supporting education as a route to challenge harmful norms and of improving policy and access to harness the power of technology to connect young women and promote positive understandings of gender.