Conducting research to understand the relationship between child marriage and adolescent sexuality; and integrating research with experience gained through program implementation.
Engaging policymakers and program implementers to share insights from UDAYA, a comprehensive research project that explores the impact and scale up of programs that aim to build assets for a healthy, safe, and successful transition from adolescence to young adulthood.
Building and strengthening networks for girl-centered programming that builds protective health, economic, cognitive, and social assets of the most off-track adolescent girls; implementing tools, conducting workshops, introducing technologies, and documenting experiences.
Addressing and evaluating programs to engage boys and men in reducing girls’ experience of gender-based violence and changing gender norms that perpetuate violence against women and girls.
Evaluating the levels, patterns, and trends in the situation of younger and older adolescents, describing changes in their situation and needs over time, and assessing factors that determine the quality of their transitions from adolescence to young adulthood.
Partnership of civil society, advocacy, and research institutions and philanthropic foundations; collaboration to influence national-level resourcing and programming for adolescent girls through government engagement using research, evidence synthesis, advocacy, and planning tools, including on COVID-19.
Providing Syrian refugees, especially the most-excluded, with learning programs—including content on reproductive health, social participation, cognitive skills development, and vital survival resources—and partnering with organizations via a global learning network and local communities of practice.
Pilot-testing and evaluating a project that integrates mental health training into a social, health, and economic asset-building program to address stigma, increase awareness of warning signs, and provide counseling.
Establishing a COVID-19 cohort of adolescents and young adults to understand the impact of COVID-19 on violence, as well as how social, economic and health conditions are impacting the experience of violence in this population.
Evaluating programs that connect young women from rural villages who are migrating to the port city of Mongla, Bangladesh with the information and services they need to minimize risks.