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Manual on Social Norm Change

Introduction and Bibliography

Year: 2016
June 13, 2018 Female Genital Mutilation, Gender Equality, Social Norm Change

This manual is meant for training programme managers to promote the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). It has been designed under a joint programme of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The Joint Programme applies an innovative approach to FGM/C abandonment, using a social norms perspective to guide the selection of an appropriate
mix of strategies and activities most conducive to self-sustained social change.

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Civil Society Engagement Strategy on Eastern and Southern Africa Ministerial Commitment on SRH, CSE and HIV



Year: 2015
June 13, 2018 AIDS, CSE, Gender Equality, HIV/AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Friendly Health Services

UNESCO, in collaboration with UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF and other UN partners, EAC, SADC, CSOs, religious
and youth leaders led an initiative aimed at securing commitment from Ministers of Education and Health from 20 Eastern and Southern African countries, to accelerate access to comprehensive sexuality education and health
services for young people in the region.

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Adolescent Boys and Young Men

Engaging them as Supporters of Gender Equality and Health and Understanding Their Vulnerabilities

Year: 2016
June 13, 2018 Gender Equality, Men and Boys, Sexual and Reproductive Health

This study of Adolescent Boys and Young Men highlights the importance of engaging adolescent boys and young men in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender equality. not only is this engagement essential to achieve the full equality of women and girls, it also positively impacts the lives of men and boys themselves. This paper establishes a conceptual framework for engaging adolescent boys and young men. It reviews current research on boys’ and young men’s specific risks and realities in relation to their general health status, violence, sexuality and sexual and reproductive health, media violence, sexual exploitation, and other vulnerabilities. it also discusses the implications of these issues on the lives of women and girls. The final sections review concrete ways to work with adolescent boys and young men on sexual and reproductive health services, comprehensive sexuality education, fatherhood and caregiving, and the elimination of violence against women and girls, as well as how a masculinity lens contributes to understanding youth violence prevention in general. Overall, this paper aims to underscore that girls and
boys stand to reap lifelong benefits when young men and boys are engaged in a more holistic approach to gender equality.

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Strengthening Civil Society Organizations and Government Partnerships to Scale Up Approaches

Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Year: 2016
June 12, 2018 Gender Equality, Men and Boys

This tool is a living document that provides guidance on good partnership practices that promote strong relationships between civil society organizations and government representatives on engaging men and boys in gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Its goal is to strengthen these partnerships in order to enable the scale up and/or institutionalization of evidence-based approaches to engaging men and boys.

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