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Submissions from 2021

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More Than Brides Alliance—Marriage: No child’s play, Endline evaluation brief, Population Council

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More than Brides Alliance (MTBA) : Rapport d’évaluation finale, Andrea J. Melnikas, Grace Saul, Michelle Chau, Neelanjana Pandey, James Mkandawire, Mouhamadou Gueye, Aissa Diarra, and Sajeda Amin

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Overview: Literature review of linkage, adherence, and retention interventions for seropositive children and young people in Africa, Project SOAR

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Perceptions of minimum age at marriage laws and their enforcement: Qualitative evidence from Malawi, Andrea J. Melnikas, Nancy Mulauzi, James Mkandawire, and Sajeda Amin

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Perspectives of adolescent girls and young women on optimizing youth-friendly HIV and sexual and reproductive health care in Zambia, Patrick Edwards, Sarah Roberts, Nachela Chelwa, Lyson Phiri, Laura Nyblade, Drosin Mulenga, Caila Brander, Maurice Musheke, Michael Mbizvo, and Sujha Subramanian

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Photobook: Getting it Right! Improving Kenya’s Human Capital by Reducing Stunting—A Household Account, Presidential Policy and Strategy Unit (PASU), Sahihi Africa, and Population Council Kenya

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Positioning community-based girl group programs for success: Lessons learned from the Population Council's technical assistance partnership with UNFPA-Mozambique's Rapariga Biz, Miriam Temin, Arune Estavela, Craig Heck, Natalie Jackson, and Joana Mendes

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Potential of organizing unmarried adolescent girls and young women into self-help groups for a better transition to adulthood: Findings from a cross-sectional study in India, Jaleel Ahmad, Avishek Hazra, Kumudha Aruldas, Arima Singh, and Niranjan Saggurti

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Prevalence of low serum zinc concentrations in Indian children and adolescents: Findings from the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey 2016–18, Raghu Pullakhandam, Praween Kumar Agrawal, Rajini Peter, Santu Ghosh, G. Bhanuprakash Reddy, Bharati Kulkarni, Tinku Thomas, Anura V. Kurpad, Harshpal Singh Sachdev, Akash Porwal, Nizamuddin Khan, Sowmya Ramesh, Rajib Acharya, Avina Sarna, Umesh Kapil, Hemalatha Rajkumar, Arjan De Wagt, Sila Deb, and Robert Johnston

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Prise de mesures pour les adolescentes en periode de la COVID-19: implications pour la programmation des espaces sûrs au Sahel, Population Council

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Project YES! Youth Engaging for Success: A randomized controlled trial testing a peer mentoring approach among HIV-positive adolescents and young adults in Ndola, Zambia, Julie Denison, Virginia M. Burke, Sam Miti, Bareng A.S. Nonyane, Christiana Frimpong, Katherine G. Merrill, Elizabeth A. Abrams, and Jonathan Kaunda Mwansa

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Promises to Keep: Impact of COVID-19 on Adolescents in Kenya, Presidential Policy and Strategy Unit (Kenya) and Population Council

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Qualitative study on the acceptability of and adherence to a vaginal ring for HIV prophylaxis among adolescent girls, Zoe Baker, Marjan Javanbakht, Janell Moore, Hannah Brosnan, Kathleen Squires, Katherine Bunge, Gregory Zimet, Barbara Mensch, Lydia Soto-Torres, Bill Kapogiannis, Lisa Levy, Craig Hoesley, Daniel Reirden, Aditya Gaur, Kenneth H. Mayer, Donna Futterman, and Pamina M. Gorbach

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Reducing HIV risk for adolescent girls and young women and their male partners: Learnings from the DREAMS Partnership, Julie Pulerwitz, Ann Gottert, Jerry Okal, and Sanyukta Mathur

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Reducing the prevalence of child domestic servitude in Addis Ababa: Stakeholder and expert scoping study, The Freedom Fund and Population Council

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Relationship dynamics and anticipated stigma: Key considerations for PrEP use among Tanzanian adolescent girls and young women and male partners, Nrupa Jani, Sanyukta Mathur, Catherine Kahabuka, Neema Makyao, and Nanlesta Pilgrim

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Remember the fundamentals as we build back better in girls’ education, Stephanie Psaki and Karen Austrian

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Resultados del estudio sobre violencia en la era COVID-19 (VoCes-19): Línea base reporte, Silvana Larrea-Schiavon, Lina López-Lalinde, Isabel Vieitez Martínez, Ricardo Regules, Juan Pablo Gutiérrez, René Nevárez, Cristina MacGregor, Pablo López, Nicole Haberland, and Thoai Ngô

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Sajeda Amin: Women's empowerment in Bangladesh, Sajeda Amin

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Sexual and reproductive health knowledge, attitudes and service uptake barriers among Zambian in-school adolescents: A mixed methods study, Edith S. Namukonda, Joseph G. Rosen, Melody N. Simataa, Mwelwa Chibuye, Michael Mbizvo, and Chabu Kangale

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Smarter investments in girls today to prepare them to thrive tomorrow, Miriam Temin, Christina Misunas, and Erika Martin

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Social norms, agency, and marriage aspirations in Malawi, Fatima Zahra, Rachel Kidman, and Hans-Peter Kohler

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Socio-economic inequality in anthropometric failure among children aged under 5 years in India: Evidence from the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey 2016–18, Akash Porwal, Rajib Acharya, Sana Ashraf, Praween Kumar Agrawal, Sowmya Ramesh, Nizamuddin Khan, Avina Sarna, and Robert Johnston

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Supporting Native American girls during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lisa Polen, Kelly Hallman, Stephanie Martinez, and Kassel Franco Garibay

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The Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya—Executive Summary: Two-year follow up results, Population Council

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The association between agricultural conditions and multiple dimensions of undernutrition in children 6–23 months of age in Burkina Faso, Jessie Pinchoff, William Turner, and Kathryn Grace

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The Child Marriage Learning Partners Consortium: Connecting data and evidence for action, Yvette Efevbera, Suzanne Petroni, Mary Beth Hastings, Claudia Cappa, Karen Austrian, Stephanie Psaki, Thoai Ngô, Christina Misunas, Momoe Makino, Fatima Zahra, Arwyn Finnie, Fraidy Reiss, Anita Raj, Nicole Johns, Benjamin Leo, and Marissa Block

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The IMAGEN Story: A Framework for Restoring Indigenous Girl Societies, Kelly Hallman, Lisa Polen, and Katey Peck

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The intersection of power and gender: Examining the relationship of empowerment and gender-unequal norms among young adolescents in Kinshasa, DRC, Linnea Zimmerman, Leah R. Koenig, Julie Pulerwitz, Patrick Kayembe, Matilde Maddeleno, and Caroline Moreau

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Translating evidence into impact: Advancing global girls’ education, Population Council

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Understanding the relationship between adverse childhood experiences, peer-violence perpetration, and gender norms among very young adolescents in Indonesia: A cross-sectional study, Astha Ramaiya, Ifta Choiriyyah, Lori L. Heise, Julie Pulerwitz, Robert Wm. Blum, Ruti G. Levtov, Rebecka Lundgren, Lisa Richardson, and Caroline Moreau

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Uniting for adolescents in covid-19 and beyond, Helen Clark, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, Jorge Alcocer, Errol Alden, et al., and Annabel Erulkar

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Vamos a replicar la vida: Manual de huertos familiares para mentoras del programa Abriendo Oportunidades, Population Council

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Vamos a replicar la vida: Manual de huertos familiares para niñas del programa Abriendo Oportunidades, Population Council

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Vamos a replicar la vida: Mediación del manual de huertos familiares para mentoras del programa Abriendo Oportunidades, Population Council

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Voice without choice? Investigating adolescent girls’ agency in marital decision-making in Niger, Grace Saul, Aissa Diarra, Andrea J. Melnikas, and Sajeda Amin

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Vulnerability of agriculture to climate change increases the risk of child malnutrition: Evidence from a large-scale observational study in India, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Monika Walia, Chitiprolu Anantha Rama Rao, Bellapukonda Murali Krishna Raju, and Niranjan Saggurti

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Waist Circumference, Waist-to-Height Ratio and BMI percentiles in children aged 5 to 19 years in India: A population-based study, Avina Sarna, Akash Porwal, Rajib Acharya, Sana Ashraf, Sowmya Ramesh, Nizamuddin Khan, Sikha Sinha, and Harshpal Singh Sachdev

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What are the drivers of child marriage? A conceptual framework to guide policies and programs, Stephanie Psaki, Andrea J. Melnikas, Eashita Haque, Grace Saul, Christina Misunas, Sangram Kishor Patel, Thoai Ngô, and Sajeda Amin

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What influences girls' age at marriage in Burkina Faso and Tanzania? Exploring the contribution of individual, household, and community level factors, Christina Misunas, Annabel Erulkar, Louis Apicella, Thoai Ngô, and Stephanie Psaki

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What predicts the early sexual debut among unmarried adolescents (10–19 years)? Evidence from UDAYA survey, 2015–16, T. Muhammad, Shobhit Srivastava, Pradeep Kumar, and Sangram Kishor Patel

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What shapes gender attitudes among adolescent girls and boys? Evidence from the UDAYA Longitudinal Study in India, Sangram Kishor Patel, K.G. Santhya, and Nicole Haberland

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What the COVID-19 pandemic is showing us about the global learning crisis, Nicole Haberland and Timothy Abuya

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Women's groups and COVID-19: An evidence review on savings groups in Africa, Olayinka Adegbite, Leigh Anderson, Sybil Chidiac, Osasuyi Dirisu, Jenna Grzeslo, Julia Hakspiel, Chinmaya Holla, Emily Janoch, Krishna Jafa, Shubha Jayaram, Grace Majara, Tabitha Mulyampiti, Eve Namisango, Eva Noble, Bukola Onyisha, David Panetta, Garima Siwach, Munshi Sulaiman, Rebecca Walcott, Sapna Desai, and Thomas de Hoop

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Youth relationships in the era of COVID-19: A mixed-methods study among adolescent girls and young women in Kenya, Celia Karp, Caroline Moreau, Grace Sheehy, Selena Anjur-Dietrich, Faith Mbushi, Eva Ireri Muluve, Daniel Mwanga, Mercy Nzioki, Jessie Pinchoff, and Karen Austrian

Submissions from 2020

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Abriendo Futuros: A program for rural indigenous girls in Yucatan, Mexico, Fabiola Romero, Ludivine Cicolella, Silvana Larrea, A. Fallone, and Isabel Vieitez Martínez

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Abriendo Oportunidades strengthens government education programming for indigenous adolescent girls in Guatemala, Population Council

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A case-study of OVC Case Management through the Zambia Family (ZAMFAM) project, Lyson Phiri, Drosin Mulenga, Nancy Choka, Caila Brander, Nachela Chelwa, and Nkomba Kayeyi

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A case study of OVC Case Management through the Zambia Family (ZAMFAM) project—Brief, Population Council

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Adapting the Asset Exercise for humanitarian contexts, Women's Refugee Commission and Population Council

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Adolescent Girls Initiative–Kenya: Endline evaluation report, Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Beth Kangwana, Nicole Maddox, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Benta Abuya, Valsa Shah, and John A. Maluccio

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Adolescent girls’ migration and its impact on early marriage: Qualitative findings in Mali, Sarah Engebretsen, Mouhamadou Gueye, Andrea J. Melnikas, Sékou Fofana, Bourama Fané, and Sajeda Amin

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Asking and telling: An assessment of the feasibility of screening children for sexual violence in Kenyan school and health facility contexts, Chi-Chi Undie and Margaret Mak'anyengo

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Assessment of an adolescent-girl-focused nutritional educational intervention within a girls’ empowerment programme: A cluster randomised evaluation in Zambia, Paul C. Hewett, Amanda L. Willig, Jean Digitale, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Jere R. Behrman, and Karen Austrian

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Associations between female genital mutilation/cutting and early/child marriage: A multi-country DHS/MICS analysis, Jamlick Karumbi and David Gathara

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Bangladesh: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, practices and needs, Population Council

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Bangladesh: COVID-19 Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Needs—Responses from the first round of data collection among adolescent girls in five districts, Population Council

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Bangladesh: COVID-19 Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices & Needs—Responses from three rounds of data collection among adolescent girls in districts with high rates of child marriage, Sajeda Amin, Ubaidur Rob, Sigma Ainul, Md. Irfan Hossain, Forhana Rahman Noor, Iqbal Ehsan, and Mehnaz Manzur

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Building Assets for Humanitarian Settings, Women's Refugee Commission and Population Council

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Can adolescent girls' safe space clubs effectively run solar-powered mobile phone charging stations in rural Sierra Leone?, Nadia Assad and Sarah Blake

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Characterisation of the types of anaemia prevalent among children and adolescents aged 1–19 years in India: A population-based study, Avina Sarna, Akash Porwal, Sowmya Ramesh, Praween Kumar Agrawal, Rajib Acharya, Robert Johnston, Nizamuddin Khan, Harshpal Singh Sachdev, K. Madhavan Nair, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, Ransi Abraham, Sila Deb, Ajay Khera, and Renu Saxena

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Characteristics of brokers in relation to the migration of girls and young women in Ethiopia, Annabel Erulkar

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Characterizing the unmet HIV prevention needs and HIV risk vulnerabilities of adolescent girls and young women in Ethiopia, Carly A. Comins, Sheree Schwartz, Stefan Baral, and Andargachew Mulu

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Child marriage practices among the Rohingya in Bangladesh, Andrea J. Melnikas, Sigma Ainul, Iqbal Ehsan, Eashita Haque, and Sajeda Amin

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Close to home: Evidence on the impact of community-based girl groups, Miriam Temin and Craig Heck

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Community interventions with women’s groups to improve women’s and children’s health in India: A mixed-methods systematic review of effects, enablers and barriers, Sapna Desai, Madhavi Misra, Aikantika Das, Roopal Jyoti Singh, Mrignyani Sehgal, Lu Gram, Neha Kumar, and Audrey Prost

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COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among adolescent girls in Bangladesh: Concept note, Sajeda Amin

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COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among adolescents and young people in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India: Study description, Rajib Acharya, Mukta Gundi, Thoai Ngo, Neelanjana Pandey, Sangram Kishor Patel, Jessie Pinchoff, Shilpi Rampal, Niranjan Saggurti, K.G. Santhya, Corinne White, and A.J. Francis Zavier

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Creative Assets and Program Content Guide: To Build Social and Emotional Learning and Promote Trauma Mitigation and Healing, Adolescent Girl and Creativity Network

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Dataset: COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among adolescent girls in Bangladesh, Sajeda Amin, Ubaidur Rob, Masuma Billah, Sigma Ainul, Md. Irfan Hossain, Forhana Rahman Noor, Surojit Kundu, Iqbal Ehsan, Eashita Haque, Md. Saddam Hossain, and Mehnaz Manzur

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Dataset: COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among adolescents and young people in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India, Rajib Acharya, Mukta Gundi, Thoai Ngo, Neelanjana Pandey, Sangram Kishor Patel, Jessie Pinchoff, Shilpi Rampal, Niranjan Saggurti, K.G. Santhya, Corinne White, and A.J. Francis Zavier

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Demographic, nutritional, social and environmental predictors of learning skills and depression in 20,000 Indian adolescents: Findings from the UDAYA survey, Samuel Scott, Anjali Pant, Phuong Hong Nguyen, Sachin Shinde, and Purnima Menon

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Designing and evaluating scalable child marriage prevention programs in Burkina Faso and Tanzania: A quasi-experiment and costing study, Annabel Erulkar, Girmay Medhin, Eva Weissman, Gisele Kaboré, and Julien Ouedraogo

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Developing an SMS text message intervention on sexual and reproductive health with adolescents and youth in Peru, Fiorella Guerrero, Nora Lucar, Mijail Garvich Claux, Marina Chiappe, Jose Perez-Lu, Michelle J. Hindin, Lianne Gonsalves, and Angela M. Bayer

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Development and validation of the Sexual and Reproductive Empowerment Scale for Adolescents and Young Adults, Ushma D. Upadhyay, Phoebe Y. Danza, Torsten B. Neilands, Jessica D. Gipson, Claire D. Brindis, Michelle J. Hindin, Diana Greene Foster, and Shari L. Dworkin

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Does schooling protect sexual health? The association between three measures of education and STIs among adolescents in Malawi, Barbara Mensch, Monica J. Grant, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Christine A. Kelly, Satvika Chalasani, and Paul C. Hewett

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Do you know? A resilience challenge game for Native American girls, Kelly Hallman, Kassel Franco Garibay, Stephanie Martinez, and Lisa Polen

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Education and sexually transmitted infections among Malawian adolescents / Niveau d'instruction et infections sexuellement transmissibles chez les adolescent(e)s au Malawi, Barbara Mensch, Monica J. Grant, and Erica Soler-Hampejsek

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Effect of a community-based gender norms program on sexual violence perpetration by adolescent boys and young men: A cluster randomized clinical trial, Elizabeth Miller, Kelley A. Jones, Alison J. Culyba, Taylor Paglisotti, Namita Dwarakanath, Michael Massof, Zoe Feinstein, Katie A. Ports, Dorothy L. Espelage, Julie Pulerwitz, Aapta Garg, Jane Kato-Wallace, and Kaleab Z. Abebe

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Effect of exposure to PM10 on child health: Evidence based on a large-scale survey from 184 cities in India, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Monika Walia, Wiliam Robert Avis, and Niranjan Saggurti

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Evidence review: Promoting adolescent girls' health and well-being in low-resource settings in the era of COVID-19, Sarah Blake, Miriam Temin, and Adolescent Girls Investment Plan (AGIP) Evidence Subcommittee

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Evidence to support HIV prevention for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and their male partners: Results from Malawi Dreams studies with AGYW, male partners of AGYW, men living with HIV, and program implementing partners, Nanlesta Pilgrim, Victor Mwapasa, Effie Chipeta, Wanangwa Chimwaza, Nrupa Jani, Tracy McClair, Lyson Tenthani, and Sanyukta Mathur

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Exploring the overlap: Women Now’s feminist humanitarian support and the Community of Practice, Judith Bruce and Aisha Dennis

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Female genital mutilation/cutting in Nigeria: Is the practice declining? A descriptive analysis of successive demographic and health surveys and multiple indicator cluster surveys (2003–2017), Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, Glory Atilola, Chibuzor Christopher Nnanatu, Emmanuel Ogundimu, Lubanzadio Mavatikua, Paul Komba, Zhuzhi Moore, and Dennis Matanda

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Final evaluation results: Expanding access to secondary school education for teenage mothers in Homa Bay County, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, George Odwe, and Francis Obare

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Gender specific differences in COVID-19 knowledge, behavior and health effects among adolescents and young adults in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, India, Jessie Pinchoff, K.G. Santhya, Corinne White, Shilpi Rampal, Rajib Acharya, and Thoai Ngo

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Girl Empower—A gender transformative mentoring and cash transfer intervention to promote adolescent wellbeing: Impact findings from a cluster-randomized controlled trial in Liberia, Berk Ozler, Kelly Hallman, Marie-France Guimond, Elizabeth A. Kelvin, Marian Rogers, and Esther Karnley

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HIV vulnerability among adolescent girls and young women: A multi-country latent class analysis approach, Sanyukta Mathur, Nanlesta Pilgrim, Sangram Kishor Patel, Jerry Okal, Victor Mwapasa, Effie Chipeta, Maurice Musheke, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, and Julie Pulerwitz

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Intra-grade variability in educational and psychosocial competencies of school going adolescent girls, in the coastal region of Kenya: Implications for school based interventions, Beth Kangwana, Eunice N. Muthengi, and Karen Austrian

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Investing in social and behavior change is cost-effective for increasing modern contraceptive use in Niger, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Investing in social and behavior change is cost-effective for increasing modern contraceptive use in Togo, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Investir dans le changement social et comportemental est rentable pour augmenter l'utilisation de la contraception moderne au Niger, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Investir dans le changement social et comportemental est rentable pour augmenter l'utilisation de la contraception moderne au Togo, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Keeping girls in schools to reduce child marriage in rural Bangladesh—Program brief, Population Council

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Keeping girls in schools to reduce child marriage in rural Bangladesh—Research Brief and Baseline Highlights, Sigma Ainul, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Md. Irfan Hossain, Forhana Rahman Noor, Iqbal Ehsan, Sajeda Amin, and Ubaidur Rob

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Male adolescents’ gender attitudes and violence: Implications for youth violence prevention, Elizabeth Miller, Alison J. Culyba, Taylor Paglisotti, Michael Massof, Qi Gao, Katie A. Ports, Jane Kato-Wallace, Julie Pulerwitz, Dorothy L. Espelage, Kaleab Z. Abebe, and Kelley A. Jones

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Measurement of anticipated stigma: A barrier to family planning use among married youth, Evidence Project

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Measuring empowerment among adolescent girls in the context of intervention, Population Council

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Midline report: Accelerating action to end child marriage in Bangladesh, Masuma Billah, Eashita Haque, Surojit Kundu, Md. Saddam Hossain, Momoe Makino, and Sajeda Amin

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Modelling and mapping of state disparities associated with female genital mutilation/cutting prevalence among girls aged 0–14 years in Nigeria: Evidence from DHS and MICS 2003–2017, Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, Paul Komba, Chibuzor Christopher Nnanatu, Glory Atilola, Lubanzadio Mavatikua, Zhuzhi Moore, and Dennis Matanda