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.
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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.
Drawing on research from Ethiopia, Nepal, Uganda and Viet Nam, this Question Guide outlines the key qualitative tools used to investigate gender norms, with a focus on tools which relate to child marriage and education.
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.
Champions of Change for Girls’ Rights and Gender Equality is Plan International’s community wide strategy for promoting gender equality and social norm change through youth engagement and peer-to-peer mobilisation. The Girls Champions of Change curriculum is Plan’s comprehensive global curriculum for girls’ empowerment.
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.
Developed during the first year of the Asia Child Marriage Initiative (ACMI), this index is designed to ‘score’ communities according to the presence/absence of indicators associated with norms and attitudes about when a girl’s marriage is necessary, desirable, acceptable or unacceptable. Initial research revealed that practices and attitudes concerning child marriage are heavily influenced and
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 toolkit outlines how standardised national surveys, opinion data and administrative data from developing countries, collected at regular intervals, can reveal important information about how gender norms affect adolescent girls, and whether prevailing norms are changing.
This toolkit provides guidance to actors taking actions on changing norms to improve women’s access to realising their economic rights. Transforming social and economic norms is possible with women’s grassroots organisations playing a central role in identifying context-relevant strategies and solutions.