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 multi-media presentation by the Population Council shares evidence (released on August 12, 2015) on what works to delay the age of marriage for extremely vulnerable girls in sub-Saharan Africa. The presentation provides rarely available data on the cost of… Read More
The International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR), together with the London School of Tropical Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Fundacion Mexicana para la Planeacion Familiar (Mexfam), have developed a series of policy briefs to outline emerging evidence on… Read More
Soft skills, also referred to as life skills, socio-emotional skills, etc., are a broad set of skills, behaviors, and personal qualities that enable people to effectively navigate their environment, relate well to others, and perform well. The United States Agency… Read More
The Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit, developed by YouthPower Learning, provides guidance and resources for implementers, evaluators, and funders of youth programming in low- and middle-income countries. This online toolkit is designed to help implementers integrate positive youth development (PYD)… Read More
Commissioned by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through YouthPower Learning, this systematic review documents how positive youth development (PYD) approaches have been applied in low- and middle-income countries. The systematic review presents the results of a rigorous… 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