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“She Cannot Just Sit Around Waiting to Turn Twenty” Understanding Why Child Marriage Persists in Kenya and Zambia

April 20, 2017

Through an in-depth qualitative research approach in Kenya and Zambia, the International Center for Research on Women endeavored to 1) explore and document the contextual factors that both promote and prevent child marriage; and 2) understand the process by which adolescent girls get married. Interviews revealed that parents and community members are opposed to child… View Article

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme: Savings Account

April 4, 2017

Through the Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP), the Population Council and partners implemented a social, health, and economic asset-building program for over 10,000 vulnerable adolescent girls aged 10–19 years in Zambia. This learning brief focuses specifically on the third intervention of the AGEP program: a savings account designed to be specifically girl-friendly. The brief describes… View Article

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme: Research and Evaluation Midterm Technical Report

April 4, 2017

Adolescent girls are particularly vulnerable to gender-based violence, unintended pregnancy, and HIV. The Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme (AGEP) is a six-year randomized controlled trial that set out to measure the effect of a social, health, and economic assets program on the health and education outcomes of vulnerable adolescent girls in rural and urban sites across… View Article

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Sexual Behavior among Orphaned Adolescents in Western Kenya: A Comparison of Institutional- and Family-Based Care Settings

March 17, 2017

The OSCAR project (Orphaned and Separated Children’s Assessment Related to the their Health and Well-Being) is a longitudinal cohort evaluating the effects of living in different care environments on the physical and mental health outcomes of orphaned and separated children aged 10-18 years. Baseline data from OSCAR of a cohort of 1,365 orphaned adolescents aged… View Article

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Child violence experiences in institutionalised/ orphanage care

March 2, 2017

A special issue of the Journal of Psychology, Health and Medicine, featuring 15 papers was commissioned by Know Violence in Childhood: A Global Learning Initiative. This study looked at experiences of violence within institutions by doing a review of existing studies. Eight studies were found on prevalence of abuse in institutions, three studies on interventions… View Article

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The prevention of violence in childhood through parenting programmes: a global review

March 2, 2017

A special issue of the Journal of Psychology, Health and Medicine, featuring 15 papers was commissioned by Know Violence in Childhood: A Global Learning Initiative. This article is a review of 20 systematic reviews and 8 comprehensive reviews to examine the evidence on the role of parenting programs in reducing childhood violence and maltreatment in… View Article

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Integrated programming for improved child outcomes in Namatumba, Uganda: Case study in child protection within OVC programs

March 1, 2017

This case study describes the process, methods and results of the approach promoted by World Education’s Bantwana Initiative (“Bantwana”) under two USAID/PEPFAR-funded consortium projects in Uganda: SUNRISE-OVC, a systems-strengthening project primed by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance partnering with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD), and STAR-EC, an HIV care and treatment project… View Article

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The role of para-social workers in creating community-led approaches to preventing and responding to child abuse: Case study on child protection within OVC programs

March 1, 2017

With guidance and training in child protection provided by SUNRISE-OVC, a USAID-funded social welfare systems-strengthening project, district officials and community leaders worked together to map vulnerable households and issues in communities, organize and fortify orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) response committees at the district and sub-county levels, and train PSWs to identify, report and respond… View Article

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The effect of gender norms on the association between violence and hope among girls in the DRC

February 6, 2017

Girls at early stages of adolescence are vulnerable to violence victimization in humanitarian contexts, but few studies examine factors that affect girls’ hope in these settings. Lindsay Stark, director of the CPC Learning Network, Khudejha Asghar, CPC senior research associate, Sarah Meyer, CPC faculty affiliate, Kathryn Falb, technical advisor at the IRC, and colleagues… View Article

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Violence against Women and Girls, and HIV report on a high-level consultation on the evidence and implication

December 5, 2016

There is growing evidence that violence in all of its forms – physical, sexual and verbal – potentiates susceptibility to HIV and disease progression among women and girls. Violence and trauma can lead to lower CD4 counts, higher viral loads and lower adherence to prevention and treatment. This document provides the evidence and illustrates potential… View Article

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