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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.

Two adolescent girls from a pastoralist community in Afar, Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

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.

A caption from Ebnat, Amhara region, Ethiopia © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2022

November, 2022

Youth, Gender and Climate Resilience: Voices of Adolescent and Young Women in Southern Africa

This paper draws on Feminist Participatory Action Research undertaken by adolescent girls in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Centred on access to education, the findings prompt a reframing of youth agency and empowerment beyond instrumental concerns to integrate intrinsic factors that include self-fulfilment, recognition from others, status, and self-resilience.
Adolescent girl from an indigenous village, Bangladesh © Nathalie Bertrams / GAGE 2022

Adolescent girl from an indigenous village, Bangladesh © Nathalie Bertrams / GAGE 2022

October, 2022

Adolescent girls’ and boys’ experiences of violence: evidence from Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE)

Age- and gender-based violence during adolescence is widespread, and the risks permeate all spheres of adolescents’ lives – family and marriage, schools, peer networks and communities.

4th-grade adolescent girl with her mother at her shop Oromia, Ethiopia © Nathalie Betrtrams / GAGE 2022

October, 2022

Preparing parents, protecting girls: The role of parenting education courses in preventing violence against girls

Parenting education courses can prepare parents for this central role and support them to end the cycle of violence against girls.
Participatory research session in Jordan © Agnieszka Malachowska / GAGE 2022

Participatory research session in Jordan © Agnieszka Malachowska / GAGE 2022

September, 2022

Participatory research with adolescents and youth in the Middle East: a toolkit to explore how social, economic, environmental and political crises shape young people’s well-being

This toolkit brings together a series of research tools that have been developed, piloted and implemented between 2019 and 2022 with the GAGE participatory researchers.
Image for © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Explore our latest insights and research on how vulnerable adolescents are coping during the coronavirus pandemic.

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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.