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This ALIGN infographic shows the ways that different norms and beliefs contribute to child marriage including through economic, legal and social constraints on women and girls. 

 

 

 

 

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Gender norms and education

View this ALIGN video with Erin Murphy-Graham, Professor at the Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley discussing ideas and key evidence about gender norms and education, with a focus on international development research and programming.

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Adolescence is a pivotal time in a girl's life. The development of educational, physical, psychosocial, familial, political and economic capabilities enable girls to reach their full potential and contribute to the wellbeing of their families and society.

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This webinar discusses the norms that undergird child marriage, taking evidence from field work by ICRW in Malawi, by INSAD in Mexico and by Plan International in 8 Latin American countries has focused on the roles deep-rooted norms and local context play.

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Image of Anti-Cut warriors meeting

In Maasailand, a group of 750 progressive young men called the Anti-Cut warriors are shifting the cultural landscape by challenging Maasai social and gender norms and seeking to end harmful traditional practices.

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This three-part ODI podcast series explores how harmful gendered norms effect the lives of girls in developing countries. Through interviews with girls, their families and communities, and gender and development researchers, the episodes discuss topics around gender norms theory and history, the complexities of changing norms, and positive interventions to empower girls' and transform their fut

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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.

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This report explores the role of law reform as a tool for changing gender norms that affect adolescent girls, with a focus on child marriage laws. It finds that law reform is most effective in changing gender norms when it is building on changes in behaviour or attitudes that are already starting to occur.

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This article draws on a three-year qualitative study on transforming the lives of adolescent girls and young women in Uganda. It illuminates the role of the family and the school as mediating sites in nurturing girls’ resilience to child marriage in Uganda.

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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.

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