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Gender and
Adolescence:
Global Evidence

GAGE is the largest global study on adolescents, following 20,000 girls and boys in developing countries to understand what works to enhance adolescent capabilities and empowerment.

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GAGE will host a webinar to share and discuss findings from ‘Young People in the Global South: Voice, agency and citizenship’, a new textbook published by Routledge.

Join us from 1:30 pm-3pm GMT!

Read more about the book launch here
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The launch event, bringing together stakeholders from government, non-governmental organisations, UN agencies and the academic community, will discuss the implications of the findings for policy and programming in Jordan, especially regarding the country’s commitments to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals as well as the objectives of the national strategies on Population and Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Read more about GAGE findings about SRH in Jordan here
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It is that time of the year again, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) is here, and tough negotiations are anticipated! Against this broader backdrop, the question of who will be left behind remains pivotal.

Read GAGE blog post here
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Read GAGE blog post here
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In this episode, international children’s rights consultant and advocate Gerison Lansdown speaks to Carlos, a children’s rights activist and researcher, and member of the Children and Youth Monitoring Public Policy group (MJPOP) in Brazil.

Listen to the podcast here

Publications

Explore our latest research on adolescent well-being. Based on the GAGE Conceptual Framework, our work is divided into six 'capability domains': education; health and nutrition; freedom from violence and bodily integrity; psychosocial well-being; voice and agency; and economic empowerment.
Students at school in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Students at school in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

October, 2023

Possibilities and Pitfalls for Dealing with Large Longitudinal Qualitative Datasets

The Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence programme is a decade long cross-country longitudinal study of adolescents in low- and middle-income…
Group of boys and girls.

Friends coming from school, Amhara Ethiopia © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2023

October, 2023

Polyvictimization and adolescent health and well-being in Ethiopia: The mediating role of resilience

This paper focuses on polyvictimization and adolescent health and well-being in Ethiopia by looking at the mediating role of resilience. Resilience mediated the association between polyvictimization and mental health among girls only.

Family planning at Galmatabia health center in Ethiopia. Different kinds of contraceptives offered.© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2023

October, 2023

Agency and role models: Do they matter for adolescent girls’ sexual and reproductive health?

This article examines the relationship between agency, role models and sexual and reproductive health outcomes among adolescent girls in Ethiopia.

Adolescents in Afar, Ethiopia © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2023

September, 2023

‘Mind the Gaps’: Exploring Regional and Gender Patterns in Threats to Ethiopian Adolescents’ Bodily Integrity

This article uses a capabilities framework to address an important data gap on violence against adolescents in Ethiopia.
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Here you can explore our latest insights and research as we shine a light on the needs of vulnerable adolescent refugees.

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How GAGE works

By combining quantitative and qualitative research exploring adolescents’ gendered experiences with longitudinal impact evaluations testing programme effectiveness, GAGE aims to explore what strategies are most effective in transforming adolescent girls’ and boys’ lives at specific junctures during the second decade of life.