Norms are part of everyday life. They influence and guide attitudes and behaviours and they are produced and reproduced both formally and informally through a range of mechanisms and institutions, including social interactions.
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This package of reports discusses the findings from a research study exploring the mental health and psychoscocial well-being of children and young women in Viet Nam.
This Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) briefing paper discusses the capabilities of adolescents in Gaza, highlighting the constraints and burdens faced by girls in particular. Social and gender norms are at the heart of these constraints, which are also shaped by the political turmoil and poverty.
This journal article highlights the importance of psychosocial support services for adolescent girls in fragile contexts that are sensitive to complex needs of these adolescents.
An estimated 67000 adolescents die each year from self-harm, and far more—an estimated 10% of all adolescents—have intentionally harmed themselves.
This article explores associations between attitudes and social norms, and self-esteem of refugees in Ethiopian refugee camps. The findings indicate how shifting collective norms around gender inequity, particularly at the community and peer levels, may sustainably support the safety and well-being of adolescent girls in refugee settings.
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.
In May and June, 2015, media outlets around the world reported a devastating new finding that shocked the public and public health researchers alike. The Telegraph, Guardian, and National Public Radio all published articles highlighting the fact that suicide had surpassed maternal mortality as the leading cause of death among girls aged 15–19 years globally.
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.