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

Social protection in humanitarian contexts

Exploring social protection programming in humanitarian contexts, using a gender and adolescence lens.
Nicola Jones
29th January 2020
2020-01-29 06:58:56
Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Corporal punishment in schools: unaddressed reasons behind dropouts in Bangladesh

Though Bangladesh has shown significant progress in terms of education, high dropout rates are still a challenge.
Farah Nusrat
5th December 2019
2019-12-05 00:18:17

Conducting research with adolescents with disabilities: a perspective from the field

Lessons learnt and methods used to tackle the structural constraints of working with adolescents with disabilities in Bangladesh.
Kifah Banioweda
4th December 2019
2019-12-04 02:51:15

Nairobi Summit on ICPD25: researchers' perspectives on sexual and reproductive health in Ethiopia

Our country research team in Ethiopia discuss access to sexual health and reproductive rights.
Abreham Iyasu Gebru, Fitsum Workneh, Nardos Chuta, Nicola Jones, Roza Yesun, Workneh Yadete
13th November 2019
2019-11-13 07:26:53
Adolescent girls at school in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. Photo Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2019

Adolescent girls at school in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. Photo Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2019

Will the 10th IAEG-SDGs meeting deliver for adolescents?

The 2020 Review serves as an opportunity to review and improve the SDG Indicator Framework.
Silvia Guglielmi
22nd October 2019
2019-10-22 00:54:42
Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

A perspective from the field: Lebanon

GAGE Lebanon adolescent participatory researchers in conversation with Sally Youssef.
Sally Youssef
10th October 2019
2019-10-10 23:15:18
Photo: Agnieszka Malachowska/GAGE

Photo: Agnieszka Malachowska/GAGE

A perspective from the field: Jordan

GAGE Jordan adolescent participatory researchers in conversation with Sarah Alheiwidi.
Sarah Alheiwidi
10th October 2019
2019-10-10 22:42:04

View from the field: researchers’ perspectives

Our country research team in Ethiopia discuss the challenges of field work in Afar.
Kassahun Tilahun, Meti Kebede, Nicola Jones, Workneh Yadete
30th September 2019
2019-09-30 11:25:49

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.
Bara Al Hyasat, Kifah Banioweda, Nicola Jones, Qasem Shareef, Sara Al Heiwidi, Taghreed Alabbadi
12th August 2019
2019-08-12 09:06:22

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.
Isimbi Roberte
1st April 2019
2019-04-01 11:31:53
CSW63 Closing Session. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

CSW63 Closing Session. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

CSW63: Did it deliver for adolescent girls?

Reaching agreement on wording that all 193 Member States are happy with is no mean feat.
Muriel Kahane
1st April 2019
2019-04-01 10:40:12
CSW63 Closing Session. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

CSW63 Closing Session. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

CSW63: What was achieved? What more needs to be done to promote gender-responsive social protection ...

CSW63 was an opportune moment to take stock of what we know about social protection.
Nicola Jones
1st April 2019
2019-04-01 10:08:40
Photo: Rebecca Reid

Photo: Rebecca Reid

Research with adolescents with disabilities in Palestine

In conversation with Ingrid Gercama Given that young people with a disability face considerable discrimination and stigma in the Palestinian…
Kifah Banioweda
27th February 2019
2019-02-27 17:39:36
Picture: Jessica Lea/DFID

Picture: Jessica Lea/DFID

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,…
Nicola Jones
27th February 2019
2019-02-27 17:39:22
Photo: Pippa Ranger

Photo: Pippa Ranger

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…
Dr Guday Emirie, Isimbi Roberte, Roberte Isimbi
27th February 2019
2019-02-27 17:39:22

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…
Muriel Kahane, Workneh Yadete
27th February 2019
2019-02-27 17:39:22

Picture by Graham Crouch/Girls Not Brides

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…
Bassam Abu Hamad, Sarah Alheiwidi
27th February 2019
2019-02-27 17:39:22
Photo: European Commission

Photo: European Commission

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…
Maria Stavropoulou
26th September 2018
2018-09-26 18:03:04

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…
Agnieszka Malachowska
26th August 2018
2018-08-26 18:02:04

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…
Aditi Vyas, Joe Shaffner
26th August 2018
2018-08-26 18:00:42

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…
Anita Ghimire, Fiona Samuels
26th July 2018
2018-07-26 17:53:42

Photo: Girls in school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

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 …
Isimbi Roberte, Sudeep Uprety
26th March 2018
2018-03-26 17:46:56

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…
Muriel Kahane
26th March 2018
2018-03-26 17:46:08
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

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…
Nicola Jones
26th February 2018
2018-02-26 17:44:54

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…
Laura Camfield
26th December 2017
2017-12-26 17:43:42

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…
Ingrid Gercama
26th November 2017
2017-11-26 17:35:45

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.
Marie Francoise Umutoni
26th November 2017
2017-11-26 17:34:48

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…
Ingrid Gercama
26th November 2017
2017-11-26 17:33:12

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…
Sudeep Uprety
26th November 2017
2017-11-26 17:32:30
Nepali girl. Credit ADB CC

Nepali girl. Credit ADB CC

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…
Nicola Jones
26th November 2017
2017-11-26 17:30:50
Nepali girl. Credit ADB CC

Nepali girl. Credit ADB CC

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…
Nicola Jones, Sarah Baird
26th November 2017
2017-11-26 17:29:31
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

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’…
Rachel Marcus
26th October 2017
2017-10-26 17:08:30
Girl students discuss their issues a Girl's Club meeting at Oda Aneso Primary School 10 April, 2014. Pastorlist in Afar and Oromia region of Ethiopia, Alternative Basic Education Center

Girl students discuss their issues a Girl's Club meeting at Oda Aneso Primary School 10 April, 2014. Pastorlist in Afar and Oromia region of Ethiopia, Alternative Basic Education Center

GAGE, girls' clubs and gaps: what's next?

What are the key takeaways for GAGE from the evidence review of girls’ clubs and life skills programmes? How will…
Nicola Jones
26th October 2017
2017-10-26 17:07:42
School girl in a classroom. Credit: GPE/Stephan Bachenheimer

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

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.
Gabriella Pinto
26th October 2017
2017-10-26 15:41:02
Adolescent girls in Jordan. Photo: UNICEF USA

Adolescent girls in Jordan. Photo: UNICEF USA

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…
Ingrid Gercama
26th September 2017
2017-09-26 17:06:57

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

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…
Sonia Livingstone
26th August 2017
2017-08-26 17:06:20

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…
Ingrid Gercama
26th June 2017
2017-06-26 17:04:49
Classroom in Nepal. Credit: Plan International

Classroom in Nepal. Credit: Plan International

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.
Anita Ghimire
26th June 2017
2017-06-26 17:03:37
Adolescents in Rwanda. Photo: Plan International

Adolescents in Rwanda. Photo: Plan International

Changing gendered social norms among parents in Rwanda

As Rwanda strives for an equal society, social norms and expectations are changing.  In the past, parents believed sons were…
Roberte Isimbi
26th June 2017
2017-06-26 17:02:56

Using visual participatory research methods with adolescents in Gaza

A staggering 1 in 10 of the world’s children is currently living in a conflict-affected environment. With the average conflict…
Ingrid Gercama
26th May 2017
2017-05-26 17:02:22

Looking at life through a window in Gaza: Maha’s story

Maha’s* story was created as part of the GAGE’s participatory research project aimed at exploring the realities of adolescents’ lives…
Ingrid Gercama
5th May 2017
2017-05-05 13:55:55