Empowering Adolescent Girls in Developing Countries

Gender Justice and Norm Change

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Author: Caroline Harper,Nicola Jones,Anita Ghimire,Rachel Marcus,Grace Kyomuhendo Bantebya

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351718789

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Adolescence is a pivotal time in a girl's life. The development of educational, physical, psychosocial, familial, political and economic capabilities enable girls to reach their full potential and contribute to the wellbeing of their families and society. However, progress is still significantly constrained by discriminatory gender norms and the related attitudes and practices which restrict girls’ horizons, restrain their ambition and, if unfettered, allow exploitation and abuse. Empowering Adolescent Girls in Developing Countries explores the detrimental impact of discriminatory gender norms on adolescent girls’ lives across very different contexts. Grounded in four years of in-depth research in Ethiopia, Nepal, Uganda and Viet Nam, the book adopts a holistic approach, recognising the inter-related nature of capabilities and the importance of local context. By exploring the theory of gendered norm change, contextualising and examining socialisation processes, the book identifies the patriarchal vested interests in power, authority and moral privilege, which combine in attempts to restrict and control girls’ lives. Throughout the book, Empowering Adolescent Girls in Developing Countries demonstrates how efforts to develop more egalitarian gender norms can enable disadvantaged adolescent girls to change the course of their lives and contribute to societal change. Accessible and informative, the book is perfect for policy makers, think tanks, NGOs, activists, academics and students of gender and development studies.?

Empowering Adolescent Girls in Developing Countries

Gender Justice and Norm Change

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Author: Caroline Harper,Nicola Jones,Grace Kyomuhendo Bantebya,Anita Ghimire,Rachel Marcus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138747159

Category: Sex role

Page: 208

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The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.4324/9781315180250, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license Adolescence is a pivotal time in a girl's life. The development of educational, physical, psychosocial, familial, political and economic capabilities enable girls to reach their full potential and contribute to the wellbeing of their families and society. However, progress is still significantly constrained by discriminatory gender norms and the related attitudes and practices which restrict girls¿ horizons, restrain their ambition and, if unfettered, allow exploitation and abuse. Empowering Adolescent Girls in Developing Countries explores the detrimental impact of discriminatory gender norms on adolescent girls¿ lives across very different contexts. Grounded in four years of in-depth research in Ethiopia, Nepal, Uganda and Viet Nam, the book adopts a holistic approach, recognising the inter-related nature of capabilities and the importance of local context. By exploring the theory of gendered norm change, contextualising and examining socialisation processes, the book identifies the patriarchal vested interests in power, authority and moral privilege, which combine in attempts to restrict and control girls¿ lives. Throughout the book, Empowering Adolescent Girls in Developing Countries demonstrates how efforts to develop more egalitarian gender norms can enable disadvantaged adolescent girls to change the course of their lives and contribute to societal change. Accessible and informative, the book is perfect for policy makers, think tanks, NGOs, activists, academics and students of gender and development studies.¿

Voice and Agency

Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity

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Author: Jeni Klugman,Lucia Hanmer,Sarah Twigg,Tazeen Hasan,Jennifer McCleary-Sills,Julieth Santamaria

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464803609

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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Despite recent advances in important aspects of the lives of girls and women, pervasive challenges remain. These challenges reflect widespread deprivations and constraints and include epidemic levels of gender-based violence and discriminatory laws and norms that prevent women from owning property, being educated, and making meaningful decisions about their own lives--such as whether and when to marry or have children. These often violate their most basic rights and are magnified and multiplied by poverty and lack of education. This groundbreaking book distills vast data and hundreds of studies to shed new light on deprivations and constraints facing the voice and agency of women and girls worldwide, and on the associated costs for individuals, families, communities, and global development. The volume presents major new findings about the patterns of constraints and overlapping deprivations and focuses on several areas key to women s empowerment: freedom from violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights, ownership of land and housing, and voice and collective action. It highlights promising reforms and interventions from around the world and lays out an urgent agenda for governments, civil society, development agencies, and other stakeholders, including a call for greater investment in data and knowledge to benchmark progress.

What Works in Girls' Education

Evidence and Policies from the Developing World

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Author: Barbara Herz,Barbara Knapp Herz,Gene B. Sperling

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations

ISBN: 9780876093443

Category: Education

Page: 103

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"What Works in Girls Education" summarizes the extensive body of research on the state of girls education in the developing world today; the impact of educating girls on families, economies, and nations; and the most promising approaches to increasing girls enrollment and educational quality.

Adolescent Girls in Distress

A Guide for Mental Health Treatment and Prevention

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Author: Laura Hensley Choate

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826109543

Category: Psychology

Page: 313

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Educating Adolescent Girls Around the Globe

Challenges and Opportunities

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Author: Sandra L. Stacki,Supriya Baily

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317671848

Category: Education

Page: 284

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While many initial education benchmarks are being met, new and continuing challenges exist for adolescent girls in the developing world. Discrimination, violence, marginalization, and health-related issues prevail, making proper education at the middle school level crucial during this unique development time. As we continue to see the expectations for girls grow, education for girls must also find a new place within the evolving norms of political, economic, cultural and social life. This volume takes a global look at the obstacles and enablers in girls’ education that can have lasting institutional, psychological and social consequences. It looks at many complex issues affecting education for adolescent girls around the world, including the underlying global demands for women in the formal workforce and the universal impact of gender-based violence, and provides a critical framework through which researchers may explore and critique these complexities.

Owning Up

Empowering Adolescents to Confront Social Cruelty, Bullying, and Injustice

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Author: Rosalind Wiseman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506344178

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Empower students to stand up for what matters Created in collaboration with children and teens, Owning Up helps young people identify and be critical of social issues in their lives—from bullying and harassment in the classroom to systems of power and oppression in the world around them. While there is no one-size-fits-all curriculum, Owning Up takes us leaps forward by: Designing sessions to be easily facilitated by a school counselor, teacher, leader, or other professional in small group settings Combining discussions, games, and role-playing to engage adolescents in the complexities of social culture Exploring critical topics such as media analysis, gender, sexual harassment, racism, gossip, and self-image

What Works in Girls' Education

Evidence for the World's Best Investment

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Author: Gene B. Sperling,Rebecca Winthrop

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780815728603

Category:

Page: 288

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Hard-headed evidence on why the returns from investing in girls are so high that no nation or family can afford not to educate their girls. Gene Sperling, author of the seminal 2004 report published by the Council on Foreign Relations, and Rebecca Winthrop, director of the Center for Universal Education, have written this definitive book on the importance of girls' education. As Malala Yousafzai expresses in her foreword, the idea that any child could be denied an education due to poverty, custom, the law, or terrorist threats is just wrong and unimaginable. More than 1,000 studies have provided evidence that high-quality girls' education around the world leads to wide-ranging returns: Better outcomes in economic areas of growth and incomes Reduced rates of infant and maternal mortality Reduced rates of child marriage Reduced rates of the incidence of HIV/AIDS and malaria Increased agricultural productivity Increased resilience to natural disasters Women's empowerment What Works in Girls' Education is a compelling work for both concerned global citizens, and any academic, expert, nongovernmental organization (NGO) staff member, policymaker, or journalist seeking to dive into the evidence and policies on girls' education.

Woman's Role in Economic Development

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Author: Ester Boserup,Su Fei Tan,Camilla Toulmin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134037058

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

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'Boserup's contribution to our thinking on womens role in development cannot be underestimated. Her keen observations, her use of empirical data and her commitment to greater gender equality are still an inspiration to students, researchers and activists who are interested in a better and more equal world.' From the new Introduction by Nazneen Kanji, Su Fei Tan and Camilla Toulmin 'Womens Role in Economic Development has become a key reference book for anyone - student, scholar, or practitioner - interested in gender and development analyses. This book is important not only because it provided the intellectual underpinning of the Women in Development (WID) analysis, but also because of the lasting influence it had on the development of theoretical, conceptual, and policy thinking in the fields of women, gender, and development. The re-editing of Womens Role in Economic Development, with its new introduction, ensures students, academics, and practitioners continued access to an essential reference for those interested in the women and development literature.' Gender and Development This classic text by Ester Boserup was the first investigation ever undertaken into what happens to women in the process of economic and social growth throughout the developing world, thereby serving as an international benchmark. In the context of the ongoing struggle for womens rights, massive urbanization and international efforts to reduce poverty, this book continues to be a vital text for economists, sociologists, development workers, activists and all those who take an active interest in women's social and economic circumstances and problems throughout the world. A substantial new Introduction by Nazneen Kanji, Su Fei Tan and Camilla Toulmin reflects on Boserups legacy as a scholar and activist, and the continuing relevance of her work. This highlights the key issue of how the role of women in economic development has or has not changed over the past four decades in developing countries, and covers crucial current topics including: women and inequality, international and national migration, conflict, HIV and AIDS, markets and employment, urbanization, leadership, property rights, global processes, including the Millennium Development Goals, and barriers to change.

Freedom from Want

The Remarkable Success Story of BRAC, the Global Grassroots Organization That's Winning the Fight Against Poverty

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Author: Ian Smillie

Publisher: Kumarian Press

ISBN: 1565492943

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

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This title traces BRAC's evolution from a small relief operation indistinguishable from hundreds of others, into what is undoubtedly the largest and most variegated social experiment in the developing world.

The State of the World's Children 2011

Adolescence - an Age of Opportunity

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Author: United Nations

Publisher: UNICEF

ISBN: 9280645552

Category: Medical

Page: 138

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The State of the World's Children 2011: Adolescence - An Age of Opportunity examines the global state of adolescents; outlines the challenges they face in health, education, protection and participation; and explores the risks and vulnerabilities of this pivotal stage. The report highlights the singular opportunities that adolescence offers, both for adolescents themselves and for the societies they live in. The accumulated evidence demonstrates that investing in adolescents' second decade is our best hope of breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty and inequity and of laying the foundation for a more peaceful, tolerant and equitable world.

Queen Bees and Wannabes

Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence

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Author: Rosalind Wiseman

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 1400047927

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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Book Love

Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers

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Author: Penny Kittle

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325042954

Category: Education

Page: 174

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Presents strategies for getting students to read, and offers advice on building a school culture around a love of reading, helping students deepen their understanding of what they read, and balancing independent reading and text study.

Handbook of Adolescent Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

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Author: Jennifer E. Lansford,Prerna Banati

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190847123

Category: Education

Page: 504

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Of the 1.2 billion adolescents in the world today, 90% live in low- and middle-income countries. These adolescents face many challenges in their lives. Enrollment in secondary schools is still low in many parts of the world, with illiteracy rates approaching 30% in the least developed countries. Further, adolescents not in school are more vulnerable to trafficking, recruitment into armed conflict, and child labor. Many adolescent girls marry and begin bearing children at a young age, contributing to the perpetuation of poverty and health problems. Despite these many challenges, adolescents also represent a resource to be cultivated through educational opportunities and vocational training to move them toward economic independence, through initiatives to improve their reproductive health, and through positive interpersonal relationships to help them avoid risky behaviors and make positive decisions about their futures. Edited by Jennifer E. Lansford and Prerna Banati, the Handbook of Adolescent Development Research and its Impact on Global Policy tackles both the challenges and the promise of adolescence by presenting cutting-edge research on social, emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and physical development. In addition to providing actionable strategies for policy-makers and practitioners, this volume consciously adopts a positive framing of adolescence, representing young people as opportunities, rather than threats. Throughout the book, readers will find a valuable investment at the individual and societal levels as a way to contribute to a positive shift in the public discourse around young people today.

Empowering Women in Work in Developing Countries

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Author: Maarten van Klaveren,Kea Tijdens

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230369359

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 193

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The authors of this volume present the outcomes of a major project aimed at empowering girls and young women in 14 developing countries. They discuss the young women's choices in life, set against the backdrop of family building, health, education, employment opportunities and the use of the Internet. They also compare the available statistics with the reality for these girls and young women. In doing so, this book displays two unique features. Firstly, in covering employment, wages and job quality, the authors apply an industry-based approach. Secondly, based on the individuals' own experiences, the book assesses the perspectives the Internet and social media platforms can open for the empowerment of women in developing countries.

Child and Adolescent Well-Being and Violence Prevention in Schools

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Author: Phillip T. Slee,Grace Skrzypiec,Carmel Cefai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138104785

Category:

Page: 252

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This invaluable book offers a comprehensive guide for educators in understanding and promoting wellbeing and violence prevention initiatives in schools and communities. Ittranslates research and theory into practice with a strong evidence-based application. The book is presented in five thematic sections, namely: culture and wellbeing; young females and wellbeing; bullying; cyberbullying and student violence; interventions to promote wellbeing; and interventions to promote violence prevention. An introductory chapter provides an overview of the field and a commentary chapter draws the five themes together. Written by experienced researchers and educators, each of the 21 chapters provides practical information and research on school, classroom or community applications, trends and issues in the field, and practical ideas for wellbeing and violence prevention measures. Issues of culture, gender and youth voice are specifically addressed.

The Fourth Wave

Violence, Gender, Culture & HIV in the 21st Century

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Author: Jennifer Klot,Vinh-Kim Nguyen

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9789231041587

Category: AIDS (Disease)

Page: 534

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Beyond Appearance

A New Look at Adolescent Girls

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Author: Norine G. Johnson,Michael C. Roberts,Judith Worell

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781557985828

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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"This volume presents a balanced view of teen girls that emphasizes their strengths as well as the challenges they must meet. In Beyond Appearance: A New Look at Adolescent Girls, the contributing authors review and assess research on girls from a variety of racial and ethnic as well as socioeconomic backgrounds, searching for commonalities as well as differences."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Gender and Social Protection in the Developing World

Beyond Mothers and Safety Nets

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Author: Rebecca Holmes,Nicola Jones

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1780320442

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Millions of pounds of international development funds are invested annually in social protection programmes to tackle poverty. Poverty is perpetuated by risk and vulnerability, much of which is gendered. Despite this, little attention has been paid to gender-sensitive policy and programme design and implementation. Gender and Social Protection in the Developing World introduces a much-needed gender lens to these debates. Drawing on empirical evidence from poor households and communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the book provides rich insight into the effects of a range of social protection instruments. It concludes that with relatively simple changes to design and with investment in implementation capacity, social protection can contribute to transforming gender relations at the individual, intrahousehold and community levels. With a foreword by Stephen Devereux.

Salvaging Sisterhood

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Author: Julia Taylor

Publisher: Youthlight

ISBN: 9781598500004

Category: Psychology

Page: 116

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Salvaging Sisterhood is a group curriculum designed to teach relationally aggressive &/or bullying girls how to effectively communicate with one another. Using activities, handouts and other reproducibles, this book explores the important dynamics of female friendships and is designed to raise awareness, teach healthy conflict, and promote a positive change in female relationships.