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.
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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.
This webinar discusses norm change as a potential solution to social problems, arguing that one must acknowledge that norms are both shaped by and create social inequalities.
This article details a conceptual framework displaying the experiences of young people navigating patriarchal and alternative norms within six key domains. It uses findings from an ethnographic cohort study which sought to understand how gendered norms and practices develop during the transition from child to young adult in post-conflict northern Uganda.
This background paper reviews literature on social norm change theory and programming, with a focus on public health. It is an output of the 'scale-up' learning community within the Learning Collaborative to advance Research and Practice on Normative Change for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive health and well-being.
Over the past 10 years, the evidence base on the effectiveness of programs focused on changing social norms to achieve gender equality has grown. A number of approaches and methodologies demonstrate significant impact in preventing violence against women and girls (VAWG) and in advancing women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
This brief is aimed at researchers who are not necessarily experts in the field of social norms, but who want to capture information on how social norms relate to HIV and other health and development outcomes.
This article aims to draw attention to critical limitations and occlusions concerning sexual and gender minorities in disaster risk reduction (DRR) policy and practice.
Drawing from an ODI systematic review of 61 communications programmes, and in-depth case studies from Ethiopia, Nepal, Uganda and Viet Nam, this research and practice note explores the power of communications programmes in changing gender norms that affect adolescent girls.
Cet article interroge l’histoire des normes de genre et de sexualité à travers le prisme de l’âge et comment s’articulent la définition de normes sexuelles en relation avec des normes d’âge et des rapports de genre.