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An adolescent girl from Gaza. Photo: Rebecca Reid / Overseas Development Institute

12th August 2019

Adolescent experiences of school violence in Jordan: insights from GAGE Jordan qualitative researche...

On #YouthDay, researchers discuss the patterning of violence in schools in Jordan.

1st April 2019

My first experience at the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

It was clear from the outset that CSW was going to be an important learning opportunity.
CSW63 Closing Session. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

CSW63 Closing Session. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

1st April 2019

CSW63: Did it deliver for adolescent girls?

Reaching agreement on wording that all 193 Member States are happy with is no mean feat.
Photo: Rebecca Reid

Photo: Rebecca Reid

27th February 2019

Research with adolescents with disabilities in Palestine

Given that young people with a disability face considerable discrimination and stigma in the Palestinian context, we wanted to prioritise…
Picture: Jessica Lea/DFID

Picture: Jessica Lea/DFID

27th February 2019

How to help families help their adolescent daughters

Many of today’s families are parenting their adolescent girls in a world they could have never imagined for themselves. Arguably,…

27th February 2019

CSW62: Did it deliver for adolescent girls?

In March this year, GAGE researchers and staff attended the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New…

Picture by Graham Crouch/Girls Not Brides

27th February 2019

Girls Not Brides: Second Global Meeting

The imperative of tackling child marriage has risen rapidly up the development agenda over the past decade and the energy…
Photo: Pippa Ranger

Photo: Pippa Ranger

27th February 2019

Insights from the IAAH 2017 conference on adolescent health

What does the future hold for adolescent health? In October 2017, more than 1,100 people from over 60 countries met…
Photo: European Commission

Photo: European Commission

26th September 2018

GAGE at the 2018 European Development Days

The European Development Days (EDD) is a two-day development fair organised by the European Commission, the executive body of the European…

26th August 2018

GAGE video and photography workshop

GAGE aims to develop country specific videos and images that are representative of the communities it works within and of…

26th August 2018

International Youth Day: Creating safe spaces

Sunday marks 19 years of celebrating International Youth Day (IYD), designated by the United Nations as the day to recognise…

26th July 2018

Adolescent girls working in the adult entertainment sector (AES) in Nepal

NISER with ODI, has been conducting research on adolescents since 2012, focusing particularly on…

Photo: Girls in school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

26th March 2018

International Women's Day 2018: GAGE country perspectives

International Women’s Day (IWD) has been taking place, across the world, for over 100 years. It is recognized by the …

26th March 2018

2018 ECOSOC Youth Forum: leaving no adolescent girl behind?

GAGE was recently invited to participate in the 2018 United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, held at…
An adolescent girl attends a girls’ club meeting in Afar, Ethiopia. Photo: UNICEF Ethiopia

An adolescent girl attends a girls’ club meeting in Afar, Ethiopia. Photo: UNICEF Ethiopia

26th February 2018

GAGE Ethiopia's qualitative research team on FGM/C

Changing circumcision practices are positive, but there is a long way to go to achieve eradication… FGM/C is believed to…

26th December 2017

Supporting academic writing for early career researchers

Dr Laura Camfield, Professor of Development and Research and Evaluation at the University of East Anglia (UEA), tells us about…

26th November 2017

Mapping journeys of adolescent service users in Gaza

GAGE researchers in Gaza have been mapping the services available to adolescents by making use of open source online mapping…

26th November 2017

Adolescent girls' and boys' refugee experiences in Rwanda

Marie Francoise Umutoni, from FATE Consulting Rwanda, has been awarded GAGE funding to conduct research with adolescents in refugee camps.

26th November 2017

Reflections from the field: Kifah Bani Odeh

Kifah Bani Odeh has worked as a qualitative researcher in the Middle East with the GAGE programme since its inception…

26th November 2017

Addressing children's vulnerabilities in humanitarian situations

Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20 each year. This important recognition day commemorates the UN General…
Nepali girl. Credit ADB CC

Nepali girl. Credit ADB CC

26th November 2017

Can mixed methods promote evidence-informed policy-making for women’s empowerment?

This blog by Innovations for Poverty Action summarises discussions from a researcher gathering on measuring women’s empowerment in impact evaluations. Read the…
Nepali girl. Credit ADB CC

Nepali girl. Credit ADB CC

26th November 2017

Can mixed methods promote evidence-informed policy-making for women’s empowerment?

This blog by Innovations for Poverty Action summarises discussions from a researcher gathering on measuring women’s empowerment in impact evaluations. Read the summary…
An adolescent girl attends a girls’ club meeting in Afar, Ethiopia. Photo: UNICEF Ethiopia

An adolescent girl attends a girls’ club meeting in Afar, Ethiopia. Photo: UNICEF Ethiopia

26th October 2017

Five ways girls’ clubs improve adolescent girls’ well-being

Rachel Marcus, GAGE Evidence Synthesis Lead, explores the key findings and implications from the recent rigorous evidence review of girls’…
School girl in a classroom. Credit: GPE/Stephan Bachenheimer

School girl in a classroom. Credit: GPE/Stephan Bachenheimer

26th October 2017

Lessons learned from Plan International's Girl Power Programme

This blog explores Plan International’s experiences in delivering the Girl Power Programme including lessons learnt from Nepal and Sierra Leone.
Adolescent girls in Jordan. Photo: UNICEF USA

Adolescent girls in Jordan. Photo: UNICEF USA

26th September 2017

Empowering youth through technology: UNICEF Innovation Labs in Jordan

GAGE will be working with UNICEF in Jordan to measure the impact of their adolescent-focused programming for adolescent girls. One…

Photo: Adolescents in a ICT class. Credit: World Bank, Namibia 2007.

26th August 2017

Pros and cons of digital media in girls' lives in the global South

Spreading from high- through to middle- and low-income countries, adolescents are going online more, and more frequently, as they gain…

Photo: An adolescent girl from Gaza. Credit: Rebecca Reid / Overseas Development Institute ©

26th June 2017

What is it like for girls to grow up in Occupied Palestine?

This collection of photos by adolescent girls explores how adolescent girls and young women in Gaza deal with social and…
Classroom in Nepal. Credit: Plan International

Classroom in Nepal. Credit: Plan International

26th June 2017

Changing parents' attitudes towards girls' education in Nepal

Nepal has achieved gender parity in primary education, reflecting changing attitudes among parents towards the value of their daughters’ education.