Women and girls development

RESPECT women: A framework for preventing violence against women
Posted: Dec 3, 2019
Category: Gender-based violence

RESPECT women: A framework for preventing violence against women

RESPECT women: preventing violence against women is a practical framework to help policy makers implement evidence-based prevention strategies. Each letter of RESPECT stands for 1 of 7 strategies as follows:

R- Relationship skills strengthened

E – Empowerment of women

S – Services ensured

P–   Poverty reduced

E – Enabling environments strengthened

C – Child and adolescent abuse prevented

T – Transformed attitudes, beliefs and norms

The framework is endorsed by 12 UN and bilateral agencies and was developed by WHO with UN Women. It is accompanied by a set of key messages for advocacy, and videos.

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Youth Clubs, Girls’ Empowerment  and Gender Equality
Posted: Jan 24, 2019
Category: Sexual and reproductive health

Youth Clubs, Girls’ Empowerment and Gender Equality

This brief presents findings from four organizations that are implementing and researching youth clubs as a tool for girls’ empowerment and gender equality. All are doing so with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation under the Women and Girls at the Center of Development (WGCD) Grand Challenge. The lessons derived from their ongoing monitoring, evaluation and research are framed here to address gaps in evidence identified in Girls’ clubs, life skills programmes and girls’ well-being outcomes, a rigorous review of evidence from over forty clubs, primarily single-sex, conducted by the Overseas Development Institute’s Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) initiative. These preliminary findings can help to frame future research questions to increase the evidence base on effective club models.

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Adolescent job aid
Posted: Feb 28, 2017
Category: Women and girls development

Adolescent job aid

What is the Adolescent job aid?
It is a handy desk reference.
Who is the Adolescent job aid intended for?
It is intended for health workers who provide primary care services (including promotive, preventive and curative health services) to adolescents. These health workers include doctors, midwives, nurses and clinical officers. The Adolescent job aid takes into account the fact that in most settings health workers provide health services to children and adults in addition to adolescents.
What is the purpose of the Adolescent job aid?
Its purpose is to enable health workers to respond to adolescents more effectively and with greater sensitivity. To do this, it provides precise and step-wise guidance on how to deal with adolescents when they present with a problem or concern regarding their health and development.
What does the Adolescent job aid contain?
It contains guidance on commonly occurring adolescent-specific prob-lems or concerns that have not been addressed in existing World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines (e.g. delayed menarche). It also contains guidance on some problems and concerns that are not adolescent specific but occur commonly in adolescents (e.g. sexually transmitted infections) and highlights special considerations in dealing with these conditions in adolescents.
How does the Adolescent job aid relate to other WHO guidelines?
It is consistent with and complementary to other key WHO guidelines including:
• Integrated management of adolescent and adult illness
• Integrated management of pregnancy and childbirth
• Decision-making tool for family planning clients and providers

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