Tools and Strategies for Progress
Thousands of organizations and scores of skilled, experienced professionals are at work every day producing tools, strategies and insights designed to improve the lives of the poor. Some of the resources we have found most useful can be found here.
Alcohol use and intimate partner violence among women and their partners in sub-Saharan Africa [pdf]
Alcohol use is a well-documented risk factor for intimate partner violence (IPV); however, the majority of research on this issue comes from high-income countries. This article by Wietse Tol and colleagues evaluated the relationship between male partner alcohol use and experiencing IPV in 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Source: Global Mental HealthDownload This Resource
Gender-Based Violence and Violence Against Children: Facilitator’s Guide for Health Care Providers And Social Welfare Officers
A USAID Facilitator's Guide
Source: USAIDView This Resource
Menstruation and the Cycle of Poverty: A Cluster Quasi-Randomised Control Trial of Sanitary Pad and Puberty Education Provision in Uganda [pdf]
Menstruation has emerged as a gender-specific barrier to school participation among adolescent girls in many parts of the world. In Uganda, an intervention was introduced across eight secondary schools to address this issue by providing adolescent girls with sanitary pads and puberty education. A quasi-randomized controlled trial was conducted to determine the effects of this intervention. As the article describes, the primary outcome was school attendance, while the secondary outcomes reflected psycho-social wellbeing.
Source: Paul Montgomery, Julie Hennegan, Catherine Dolan, Maryalice Wu, Laurel Steinfield, Linda ScottDownload This Resource
Ensuring Adolescent Girls' Wellbeing: A Holistic Approach [pdf]
The objective of this document is to consolidate information related to adolescent girls’ wellbeing and to illustrate entry points for holistic, multi-sectoral initiatives that can help girls achieve wellbeing. This resource is outcome-focused; multiple experts from the adolescent girl field identified their optimal outcomes as related to girls’ education, health, economic empowerment, hygiene, experience of gender-based violence, and experience in conflict, emergency, or humanitarian settings. We illustrate connections across sectors that make the case that the holistic needs of girls must be taken into consideration regardless of in which sector the program or policy originates.
Source: Coalition for Adolescent GirlsDownload This Resource
The Prevention of Violence in Childhood through Parenting Programmes: a Global Review [pdf]
This review published in Psychology, Health & Medicine examines the evidence from previous systematic reviews on the role of parenting programmes in the prevention of violence against children in both high-income and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Source: Charlene Coore Desai, Jody-Ann Reece & Sydonnie Shakespeare-PellingtonDownload This Resource
Gender-based Violence Against Children and Youth with Disabilities Toolkit [pdf]
This toolkit guides humanitarians and development practitioners on participatory programs to address gender-based violence against children with disabilities.
Source: Women's Refugee CommissionDownload This Resource
Cue Cards for Counseling Adolescents on Contraception [pdf]
These cue cards provides counseling to providers and educators working with adolescent on contraception.
Source: Pathfinder InternationalDownload This Resource
Health Impacts of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: a Synthesis of the Evidence [pdf]
A quick reference guide to the health impacts of FGM
Source: Population Council and the Africa Coordinating Centre for the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/CuttingDownload This Resource
Child Marriage and Early Child-bearing in India: Risk Factors and Policy Implications [pdf]
This brief examines which girls are most at risk for early marriage and what can prevent early marriage.
Source: Young LivesDownload This Resource