This article explores what behaviour change, with its associated methods, approaches and policy prescriptions, can offer gender and politics. After outlining the key elements of behaviour change, it considers the potential of its associated methods, primarily field experiments.
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ALIGN’s annotated bibliography on social and gender norms and safe abortion, developed by Claudia Lo Forte, presents recent open access studies that explore the impact of gendered social norms on access to safe abortion.
This legacy paper from the Voices for Change (V4C) programme in Nigeria discusses learning from working with men and women aged 16-25 in Nigeria on a range of interventions including the use of the Purple brand which aimed to change harmful social and gender norms, among other goals.
This graphic highlights factors that contribute to unsafe abortions in low and middle-income countries. It identifies a number of social and gender norms, highlights factors that influence them, and shows the ways that these influence women’s and girls’ access to services, their agency and knowledge, and stigma around abortion.
The objective of the Africa Gender Innovation Lab (GIL), within the Africa Region Chief Economist’s Office, is to increase the take-up of effective policies by development policymakers to address the underlying causes of gender inequality in Africa.
This report summarises evidence from IDRC’s Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) programme on social and gender norms, and their impact on women’s economic empowerment.
In early 2017, The SEEP Network and Oxfam’s Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) in Agriculture Knowledge Hub partnered to facilitate a Practitioner Learning Group (PLG) on “Shifting Social Norms in the Economy to Create Change at Scale.” The SEEP PLG process is a method that brings together market development practitioners to help each other overcome practical and urgent challenges.
Social norms refer to the shared expectations held by a given community. They are often held in place by social approval or rewards for conformity, and by disapproval or sanctions for transgressions.
Voices for Change (V4C) is an innovative five-year programme (2012-2017) supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) which seeks to strengthen the enabling environment for young women’s empowerment in Nigeria using a social norms marketing approach.
This paper explores global perceptions of gender norms shaping romantic relationships between adolescent boys and girls as part of the Global Early Adolescent study (GEAS).