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Building Support for Gender Equality among Young Adolescents in School: Findings from Mumbai, India

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Author/Publisher: GEMS
Language: English

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There is increasing recognition that to reduce gender inequality a goal fundamental to improving a countrys overall health and development programs must start with youth. Yet there has been limited engagement of both girls and boys during early adolescence to challenge and shift gender norms that contribute to girls and women having less worth, opportunities and decision-making ability than boys and men. Such inequitable gender norms can have a host of harmful consequences for girls and boys during childhood and beyond, including poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes, violence and school drop out.

 

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