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 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.
This report examines evidence on the role of school environments and different pedagogical approaches in boosting girls’ empowerment and academic outcomes. It probes evidence on how these changes associated with school attendance take place, and the factors that can undermine these change processes, such as limited economic opportunities or rigid gender norms.
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 note explores how girls’ club and empowerment programmes can promote adolescent girls’ wellbeing and shift the gender norms that constrain their lives. This note draws on fieldwork in Ethiopia, Nepal, Uganda and Viet Nam, an ODI systematic review of communications programmes, and secondary literature.
This report is based on research that was conducted in Nepal with Save the Children’s Choices curriculum, a set of life skills activities targeted at very young adolescents (VYAs) to encourage them to adopt alternative gender norms.
This document critically evaluates the existing evidence base on how social norms can be used to promote behaviour change. It proposes that programmes designed to reduce societal discrimination against adolescent girls need to move away from a focus on changing individual attitudes to change behaviours, and instead focus on targeting social norms.
This document outlines the curriculum used by Save the Children Nepal with young boys and girls participating in child clubs as it seeks to change gender attitudes and behaviours in younger adolescents, aged 10 to 14 years old, before they become firmly entrenched.