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Bandebereho Facilitator’s Manual (2021)

Promundo, RWAMREC, RBC

This manual was developed by RWAMREC and Promundo to support the scale-up of the Bandebereho couples’ intervention through the health system in Rwanda. The manual is adapted from the original Bandebereho facilitators manual, inspired by Program P, that was developed as part of the MenCare+ project and evaluated through a randomized controlled trial. The study…
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Care, Coping, and Connection under COVID-19: Insights on couple relationships from a follow-up to the Bandebereho randomized controlled trial in Rwanda

Kate Doyle, Deboleena Rakshit, Ruti Levtov, Shamsi Kazimbaya, Emmanuel Karamage, Fid le Rutayisire, Silas Ngayaboshya, Dr. Felix Sayinzoga

The Care, Coping and Connection under COVID-19 report presents findings from a phone survey with 500 couples in Rwanda, examining the impact of the pandemic on stress, caregiving, and family relationships. The study builds on a randomized controlled trial of the Bandebereho intervention to examine the longer-term (five-year) impact of the intervention on participating families….
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Adolescent Relationships in Rwanda: Dating, Couple Conflict, and Sexuality

Taveeshi Gupta, Liliane Umwiza, Kate Doyle, Dr. Vianney Nizeyimana, Marlene Mporanyi, Dr. Aflodis Kagaba

Adolescent Relationships in Rwanda: Dating, Couple Conflict, and Sexuality, produced by Promundo and Health Development Initiative (HDI), presents findings from qualitative research in Kigali and Rutsiro. This study seeks to understand the nature of adolescent relationships, including experiences of violence; their sexual and reproductive health behavior; as well as barriers to SRH services and information,…
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Learning Brief: Lessons Learned From the Very Young Adolescence 2.0 program in Malawi

Chewe Mulenga, Jane Kato-Wallace

Though interrupted by COVID-19, the implementation of the Very Young Adolescence (VYA) 2.0 program in Malawi presented valuable insights into adapting and introducing an intervention focused on transforming harmful gender norms and increasing knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights among very young adolescents. This learning brief reflects on implementation successes and challenges, as…
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Recruitment and Retention of Male Participants in Gender-Transformative Programs

Deboleena Rakshit

This learning brief is part of a set of three from Plan International Canada and Promundo; the brief documents lessons learned from Plan International Canada’s Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and Children (SHOW) project, a multi-country, 4.5-year gender-transformative project – which works to identify, challenge, and shift harmful gender norms – with an aim to…
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Role of Facilitation in Gender-Transformative Programs That Engage Men and Boys

Deboleena Rakshit

This learning brief is part of a set of three from Plan International Canada and Promundo; the brief documents lessons learned from Plan International Canada’s Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and Children (SHOW) project, a multi-country, 4.5-year gender-transformative project – which works to identify, challenge, and shift harmful gender norms – with an aim to…
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Engaging Missing Populations in Gender-Transformative Programs

Deboleena Rakshit

This learning brief is part of a set of three from Plan International Canada and Promundo; the brief documents lessons learned from Plan International Canada’s Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and Children (SHOW) project, a multi-country, 4.5-year gender-transformative project – which works to identify, challenge, and shift harmful gender norms – with an aim to…
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Engaging Religious Leaders in Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality, and Gender Equality: Field Experiences From the Show Project in Sokoto State, Nigeria

Chewe Mulenga, Jane Kato-Wallace

This knowledge brief is one of many publications documenting learning from the 4.5-year Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and Children (SHOW) project, a multi-country effort to help reduce maternal and child mortality amongst vulnerable women and children, including adolescent girls in underserved regions, that was funded by Global Affairs Canada and the Canadian public. The…
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Married very young adolescent girls in Niger at greatest risk of lifetime male partner reproductive coercion and sexual violence

Stephanie M. DeLong, Mohamad I. Brooks, Sani Aliou, Rebecka Lundgren, Caitlin Corneliess, Nicole E. Johns, Sneha Challa, Nicole Carter, Giovanna Lauro, Jay G. Silverman

“Married very young adolescent girls in Niger at greatest risk of lifetime male partner reproductive coercion and sexual violence” is an article published in PLoS ONE. The purpose of this analysis was to compare and contrast reproductive health (RH), gender equity attitudes, and intimate partner violence (IPV) among married very young adolescent (VYA) girls with married…
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Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to family planning and gender equity among husbands of adolescent girls in Niger

Paul J. Fleming, Holly Shakya, Madeline Farron, Mohamad I Brooks, Giovanna Lauro, Ruti G. Levtov, Sabrina C. Boyce, Sani Aliou, Jay G. Silverman

“Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to family planning and gender equity among husbands of adolescent girls in Niger” is an article published in the Global Public Health journal, which stems from Promundo, The OASIS Initiative, and Center on Gender Equity and Health at the University of California, San Diego’s Child Marriage, Fertility, and Family Planning in Niger: Results…
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