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.).
This participatory guide and tools translates theory into practical guidance to inform social norms exploration. The step-by-step guidance, exercises, and templates in the toolkit can help program implementers: understand social norms theory and concepts; prepare staff to identify and investigate… Read More
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
The Gender Roles, Equality, and Transformations (GREAT) Project aims to develop and test a package of evidence-based, scalable, life-stage-tailored interventions to transform gender norms, reduce gender-based violence, and promote gender-equitable attitudes and sexual and reproductive health among adolescents ages 10-19… Read More
This report describes social norms and other social practices, with special attention to how these concepts relate to child well‐being, and especially child protection. It also outlines a number of measurement strategies to identify social norms and measure their change… Read More
Gerry Mackie and Francesca Moneti (UNICEF)
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