This paper explores the concept of the impact of 'local normative climates' on agency and agricultural livelihoods in Sub Saharan Africa. Taking evidence from 24 village cases from seven sub-Saharan African countries, it discusses how fluid normative expectations change and evolve differently based on gendered norms as well as being influenced by wider social and institutional changes.
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This learning report discusses adolescence from a development perspective, setting out knowledge on adolescent biological and cognitive development and how such knowledge on adolescent development can inform international development research and practice.
This rigorous review synthesises studies on the empowerment impacts of girls’ clubs and life skills programmes with a gender equality focus. All programmes provided life skills education, which focused primarily on sexual and reproductive health (SRH), communication skills and changing gender norms.
Originally developed by private sector organisations, social marketing techniques have become increasingly common in norm change programmes, particularly those related to public health, as they can be applied on a large scale. Their use in programmes to change gender norms is newer.
Cet article introduit un numéro multidisciplinaire de la Revue Recherches féministes avec des études de cas provenant d’Afrique francophone et anglophone.
Drawing on research from Ethiopia, Nepal, Uganda and Viet Nam, this report demonstrates that communications programmes can be a powerful way of challenging gender-discriminatory attitudes and practices, reaching a variety of stakeholders with specific messages.
This video explores how discrimination works to constrain girls' development in Uganda through interviews with girls. The video also reviews the steps that the Government of Uganda has taken to protect adolescent girls.
This research and practice note aims to add to the existing guidance available on the principles and ethics of conducting qualitative research with children and young people. It draws out some key pointers to bear in mind when undertaking qualitative research on gender norms with adolescent girls.
Drawing on the authors’ experiences of conducting a systematic review on communications interventions challenging discriminatory norms affecting adolescent girls, the note sets out the various stages involved in the process.
This annotated bibliography highlights selected texts on drivers of change in gender norms. It summarises some texts that outline recent thinking on social norms, concentrating on large-scale drivers of gender norm change, such as economic change, education, communications, legal change, social and political mobilisation and conflict, rather than on project-based experience.