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.?

Entwicklung und die nächste Generation

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783770012664

Category:

Page: 374

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Standardwerk zu entwicklungspolitischen Fragen: In den Entwicklungsländern leben 1,3 Milliarden junge Menschen zwischen 12 und 24 Jahren - mehr als jemals zuvor. Viele können weder lesen noch schreiben, sind arbeitslos oder in Berufen ohne Perspektive. Sie müssen dringend gefördert werden, sonst drohen soziale Spannungen über die Region hinaus. Daher untersucht der Weltentwicklungsbericht, welche Unterstützung die Jugendlichen benötigen. Werden die Bildungssysteme den Anforderungen gerecht? Wie gestaltet sich der Eintritt in den Arbeitsmarkt? Mit welchen Maßnahmen kann Aids, Drogenmissbrauch und anderen Gesundheitsrisiken vorgebeugt werden? Unter welchen Bedingungen ist es möglich, eine Familie zu gründen? Der Weltentwicklungsbericht ist eines der wichtigsten Standardwerke zu den entwicklungspolitischen Fragen unserer Zeit. Auf Basis umfangreichen Datenmaterials bietet er fundierte Analysen zu aktuellen Themen der Weltwirtschaft.

Empowering Women in Work in Developing Countries

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Author: Maarten van Klaveren,K. Tijdens

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137206527

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

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Presents the outcomes of a major 14-country project aimed at empowering girls and young women. Provides a discussion of their choices in life, comparing factors such as family background, health, education, employment opportunities and the use of and access to the internet.

Leave Your Mark

Land your dream job. Kill it in your career. Rock social media.

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Author: Aliza Licht

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349408556

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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LEAVE YOUR MARK isn't an advice book -- it's a mentorship in 288 pages. Aliza Licht -- global fashion communications executive, AKA fashion's favorite 'PR girl' and Twitter phenomenon -- is here to tell her story, complete with The Devil Wears Prada-like moments and insider secrets. Drawing invaluable lessons from her experience, Licht shares advice, inspiration, and a healthy dose of real talk in LEAVE YOUR MARK. She delivers personal and professional guidance for people just starting their careers and for people who are well on their way. With a particular emphasis on communicating and building your personal brand, something she knows a thing or two about, Aliza is your sassy, knowledgeable guide to the contemporary working world, where personal and professional lines are blurred and the most important thing you can have is a strong sense of self.

Her Health, Her Lifetime, Our World

Unlocking the Potential of Adolescent Girls and Young Women

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Author: Helene Gayle,John Hammergren

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144228000X

Category: Political Science

Page: 90

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This report from the CSIS Task Force on Women’s and Family Health details a bold initiative for the United States and the new Trump administration to unlock the potential of adolescent girls and young women in select low-income countries.

Still

Die Bedeutung von Introvertierten in einer lauten Welt

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Author: Susan Cain

Publisher: Riemann Verlag

ISBN: 3641106214

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

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Selbstsicheres Auftreten und die Beherrschung von Small Talk sind nicht alles. Susan Cains glänzendes Plädoyer für die Qualitäten der Stillen. „Ein leerer Topf klappert am lautesten“. Aber wer der Welt etwas Bedeutendes schenken will, benötigt Zeit und Sorgfalt, um es in Stille reifen zu lassen. „Still“ ist ein Plädoyer für die Ruhe, die in unserer Welt des Marktgeschreis und der Klingeltöne zu verschwinden droht. Und für leise Menschen, die lernen sollten, zu ihrem „So-Sein“ zu stehen. Ohne sie hätten wir heute keine Relativitätstheorie, keinen „Harry Potter“, keine Klavierstücke Chopins, und auch die Suchmaschine „Google“ wäre nie entwickelt worden. „Still“ baut eine Brücke zwischen den Welten, kritisiert aber das gesellschaftliche Ungleichgewicht zugunsten der Partylöwen und Dampfplauderer. Es herrscht eine „extrovertierte Ethik“, die stille Wasser zwingt, sich anzupassen oder unterzugehen. Ihre Eigenschaften – Ernsthaftigkeit, Sensibilität und Scheu – gelten eher als Krankheitssymptome denn als Qualitäten. Zu unrecht, sagt Susan Cain, und stellt sich gegen den Trend, der „selbstbewusstes Auftreten“ verherrlicht. „Still“ ist das Kultbuch für Introvertierte, hilft aber auch Extrovertierten, ihre Mitmenschen besser zu verstehen.

Die Hälfte des Himmels

wie Frauen weltweit für eine bessere Zukunft kämpfen

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Author: Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406621802

Category:

Page: 359

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3 Tassen Tee

wie aus Fremden Freunde wurden

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Author: Greg Mortenson,David Oliver Relin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492272506

Category:

Page: 446

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Dies ist die bewegende Geschichte des Höhenbergsteigers Greg Mortenson: Er scheiterte dramatisch am K2, wurde von Pakistanis gerettet und gesund gepflegt. Er verspricht, zurückzukehren und eine Schule für jene zu errichten, die in dieser so unwirtlichen Welt auf über 3000 Metern am meisten entbehren: die Kinder. Und er hält Wort. Seitdem widmet er sein Leben dem Aufbau von Schulen und Krankenhäusern in Pakistan und Afghanistan.

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.

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

View: 1997

"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

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Author: N.A

Publisher: APH Publishing

ISBN: 9788176484688

Category: Teenage girls

Page: 244

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The Present Book Is Based On The Research Study On Nutrition And Health Care Of Adolescent Girls In Urban And Rural Areas Of Orissa. It Recommends How The Programmes For Adolescents Could Be Made More Effective And How Adolescents Could Be Fully Involved In Identifying Their Reproductive And Sexual Health Needs.

New Directions in Children's and Adolescents' Information Behavior Research

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Author: Dania Bilal,Jamshid Beheshti

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1783508140

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

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This book comprises innovative research on the information behavior of various age groups. It also looks at special populations such as ethnic minorities, indigenous peoples, and users with disabilities. The book presents research and reflections on designing systems that help the new generation cope with a complex knowledge society.

The State of the World's Children 2002

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Author: Carol Bellamy,UNICEF.

Publisher: UNICEF

ISBN: 9280636677

Category: Education

Page: 103

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The Report emphasizes the need to give children the best possible start in life, to ensure that every child completes a basic education, and to involve children - adolescents in particular - in the decisions that affect their lives.

​Einmal Gilmore Girl, immer Gilmore Girl

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Author: Lauren Graham

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104905320

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Ein Muss für alle „Gilmore Girls“-Fans! Jetzt mit Zusatzkapitel über ›Gilmore Girls - Ein neues Jahr‹ Ein urkomisches Memoir von Lauren Graham, der Kultschauspielerin aus ›Gilmore Girls‹. Durchgeknallt, liebenswürdig und voller Überraschungen: Lauren Graham verrät alles über ihre Zeit bei unserer Lieblingsserie ›Gilmore Girls‹, ihr Leben, die Liebe und wie es ist, in Hollywood zu arbeiten. „In diesem Buch stehen viele Geschichten direkt aus meinem Leben: peinliche Geschichten vom Erwachsenwerden, Geschichten über verwirrende Dates und über meine Arbeit, die mich glücklich macht und natürlich alles darüber, wie es war, noch mal in meine Lieblingsrolle zu schlüpfen. Wahrscheinlich denkt ihr jetzt, dass ich auf meine unglaublich gute Performance als Dolly in Hello, Dolly! in der Highschool anspiele – alles, was mein Dad dazu sagte, war „Du bist ja viel größer als die anderen Kinder“ –, aber NEIN! Ich rede über Lorelai Gilmore, von der ich eigentlich seit 2008 dachte, dass ich sie nie wiedersehen würde. Was sonst noch drinsteht: Erinnerungen an das Leben auf einem Hausboot, wie man Männer bei Preisverleihungen kennenlernt und das eine Mal, als man mich fragte, ob ich Hintern-Model werden möchte. Ein Ausblick: Alle drei Dinge machten mich seekrank.“ - Lauren Graham Geschichten wie eine lustige Unterhaltung mit Lorelai Gilmore - „›Einmal Gilmore Girl, immer Gilmore Girl‹ ist das Buch für alle Fans, die nicht genug von ihrer Lieblingsserie bekommen können.

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.

International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy

Medical, Psychosocial, and Public Health Responses

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Author: Andrew L. Cherry,Mary E. Dillon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489980261

Category: Medical

Page: 712

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The rates are on the decline worldwide. But adolescent pregnancies still occur, placing millions of girls each year at risk for medical complications and social isolation and their babies for severe health problems-especially when prenatal care is inadequate or nonexistent. But as the opportunity for young women and girls increases around the world, adolescent pregnancy will continue to decline. Featuring reports from countries across the developed and developing worlds, the International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy analyzes the scope of the problem and the diversity of social and professional responses. Its biological/ecological perspective identifies factors influencing childhood pregnancy, as well as outcomes, challenges and needs of very young mothers as they differ across nations and regions. Salient comparisons are made as cultural contexts and community support vary widely and attention is paid to issues such as child marriage, LGBT concerns and the impact of religion and politics on health care, particularly access to contraception, abortion and other services. This global coverage heightens the understanding of readers involved in care, education and prevention programs and otherwise concerned with the psychosocial development, reproductive health and general well-being of girls. Included in the Handbook: Biological influences of adolescent pregnancy. Adolescent maternal health and childbearing. Adolescent pregnancy and mental health. International perspectives on adolescent fathers. Adolescent pregnancy as a feminist issue. Adolescent pregnancy as a social problem. Plus viewpoints from more than thirty countries. As a unique source of up-to-date findings and clear-headed analysis, the International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy is a go-to reference for practitioners and researchers in maternal and child health, pediatrics, adolescent medicine and global health.

Women and Leadership

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Author: Caroline Sweetman

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 9780855984526

Category: Social Science

Page: 86

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Women and Leadership is about women resisting exploitation in the workplace; women heading households; women leading in the international policy forum. It offers insights for development policy makers and practitioners aiming to promote gender equality and to support would be women leaders.

Health and Nutrition in Adolescents and Young Women: Preparing for the Next Generation

80th Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop, Bali, November 2013

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Author: Z.A. Bhutta,M. Makrides,A.M. Prentice

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3318026727

Category: Medical

Page: 144

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Nutrition of young women and its effect on offspring is an almost neglected topic in developed and developing countries alike. Under- as well as overnutrition of the mother can negatively program the child's health: Maternal undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies are related to both low birth weight and intrauterine growth retardation. Moreover, they also result in negative epigenetic programming both during conception and in the newborn. Obese mothers, on the other hand, may produce offspring with a lower life expectancy, a fact which could be related to the higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome in adult life. This book provides insights into the influence of maternal health and nutrition on both fetal and postnatal growth and health of the offspring. Contributions focus on future mothers from their adolescence to pregnancy, thus providing valuable information for the clinician involved in the care of adolescents and young women.