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Mind the gender gap: How can a gender-norm lens improve social protection outcomes for adolescents?

Author: Maja Gavrilovic , Tia Pallermo
Published by: UNICEF
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This blog post from UNICEF summarises thinking from a recent workshop on gender norms and social protection, convened by ODI, GAGE, ALIGN and UCL. The workshop asked:

  • How can a ‘gender-norms lens’ be integrated in the existing social protection policy and programming?
  • Can a gender norms lens help advance a gender responsive social protection agenda?
  • Is social protection really the best mechanism to address social and gender norms?
  • Is it cost effective to influence gender norms through social protection?
  • What are the trade-offs of addressing (or not) gender norms through social protection programming?