We offer this select library of reports, curricula, and other resources to support learning and technical capacity-building in the four areas of focus for WomenStrong International’s Learning Lab: girls’ education and empowerment, women’s health, prevention of violence against women and girls, and economic opportunity. Our goal is to help move practical tools and resources into the hands of those who can best use them — bold, community-based organizations striving to advance progress and momentum for women and girls.
Please use the filters below to find the resources you need, either within one of our four areas of learning, by geography, or by specific topic (e.g., male engagement, delaying child marriage, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, etc.).
How do gender norms – society’s expectations about how men and women and boys and girls should look and behave – affect educational outcomes for girls? What does this mean for program design and evaluation? And what is gender, anyway?… Read More
Our Handbook was developed in partnership with WomenStrong founding members in Ghana, Kenya, India, and Haiti, based on their experiences running Girls’ Clubs for over 10,000 girls and boys. It incorporates best practices promoted by renowned youth development and life… Read More
This is a project summary report of PAJE-Nièta – a program to empower 10,000 rural, out-of-school Malian youth, both males and females, to actively improve their lives. Participants were between the ages of 14 and 25 years and had never… Read More
This article explores what is working to reduce gender-based violence in junior secondary schools in Sierra Leone, focusing in particular on Plan UK’s Building Skills for Life project. The project focuses on supporting the empowerment of adolescent girls through a… Read More
This study examines the association between developmental assets—positive qualities and experiences that influence young people’s development—and academic performance in Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa. The results indicate that adolescents with good academic performance reported more developmental assets that help young… Read More
Byron Gregory Adams, Nora Wiium, and Amina Abubakar
This report presents key findings and lessons learned from the Garissa Youth and Yes Youth Can! North Eastern Region projects. These youth livelihood projects in the North Eastern Province of Kenya engaged youth in career development, livelihoods, and civic participation… Read More
This report presents the findings of the end-line evaluation of the Umodzi Project. Umodzi was a two-year action research project to test the effectiveness and scalability of a gender-synchronized, transformational approach that is integrated into existing school-based life skills and… Read More
Ishraq is a holistic program for out-of-school, Egyptian girls aged 12–15 years old. In collaboration with the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), Save the Children, Caritas, and local NGOs, Ishraq combines literacy training, life skills, and nutrition and… Read More
The REAL Fathers Initiative is a community-based mentoring program that works with young Ugandan fathers (16-25 years old) who are parenting toddlers. Results from the evaluation showed the intervention increased positive parenting practices, boosted confidence in using nonviolent discipline, lowered… Read More
Kim Ashburn, Brad Kerner, Dickens Ojamuge, Rebecka Lundgren