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Submissions from 2021

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Endline Results Brief: What works to improve outcomes for Kenya's adolescent girls?, Population Council

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Esperanza del Programa Abriendo Oportunidades, Population Council

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Esperanza y la gran historia de nuestro camino: Guía para mentoras de Abriendo Oportunidades, Population Council

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Evaluating an HIV risk screening tool for use in a population of orphans and other vulnerable children in Tanzania, Michelle Gill and Gretchen Antelman

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Evidence-informed planning and action in Central Asia: Learnings from the Tajikistan Adolescent Wellbeing and Health Pilot Project, Population Council

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Evidence on educational strategies to address child labour in India and Bangladesh: Scoping paper summaries, Ellina Samantroy, AKM Masud Ali, Davuluri Venkateswarlu, Sajeda Amin, Renu Singh, and Jyotsna Jha

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Evidence on respectful maternity care for adolescents: A systematic review protocol, Helen H. Habib, Jefferson Mwaisaka, Kwasi Torpey, Ernest Tei Maya, and Augustine Ankomah

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Factors determining paid and unpaid work in young adults: Evidence from a cohort study in Bihar, India, Ishita Pal, Balhasan Ali, Preeti Dhillon, and Neelanjana Pandey

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Family support for adolescent girls and young women living with HIV in Zambia: Benefits, challenges, and recommendations for intervention development, Sarah Roberts, Patrick Edwards, Drosin Mulenga, Nachela Chelwa, Laura Nyblade, Caila Brander, Maurice Musheke, Michael Mbizvo, and Sujha Subramanian

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Findings from the violence outcomes in COVID-19 era study (VoCes-19): Baseline results, Silvana Larrea-Schiavon, Lina López-Lalinde, Isabel Vieitez Martínez, Ricardo Regules, Juan Pablo Gutiérrez, René Nevárez, Cristina MacGregor, Pablo López, Nicole Haberland, and Thoai Ngo

From Data to Action: Partnering with Governments on Evidence to Support Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Karen Austrian, Beth Kangwana, Julie Mwabe, Guillermo Santiago, and Isabel Vieitez Martínez

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From Data to Action: Partnering with Governments on Evidence to Support Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Emily EunYoung Cho, Karen Austrian, and Isabel Vieitez Martínez

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Gender equitable attitudes among adolescents: A validation study and associations with sexual health behaviors, Amber L. Hill, Elizabeth Miller, Galen E. Switzer, Kaleab Z. Abebe, Judy C. Chang, Julie Pulerwitz, Lisa D. Brush, and Ashley V. Hill

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Gender inequities in treatment-seeking for sexual and reproductive health amongst adolescents: Findings from a cross-sectional survey in India, Sapna Desai, Neelanjana Pandey, Roopal Jyoti Singh, and Shikha Bhasin

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Getting girls back to school in Kenya: The 4Ts ('Trace, Track, Talk and reTurn') Initiative implementation report, George Odwe, Chi-Chi Undie, Ann Gachoya, Truphena Kirongo, Fredrick Kiiru, and Jane Njogu

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Getting it Right! Improving Kenya’s Human Capital by Reducing Stunting—A Household Account, Timothy Abuya and Wangari Ng'ang'a

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Girl-only clubs’ influence on SRH knowledge, HIV risk reduction, and negative SRH outcomes among very young adolescent girls in rural Malawi, Wanangwa Chimwaza Manda, Nanlesta Pilgrim, Mphatso Kamndaya, Sanyukta Mathur, and Yandisa Sikweyiya

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Girls' Education Roadmap: 2021 Report, Stephanie Psaki, Nicole Haberland, Meredith L. Kozak, and Lauren Woyczynski

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Girls' Education Roadmap: 2021 Report Summary, Stephanie Psaki, Nicole Haberland, Meredith L. Kozak, and Lauren Woyczynski

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Guía de Esperanza del Programa Abriendo Oportunidades, Population Council

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Haemoglobin thresholds to define anaemia in a national sample of healthy children and adolescents aged 1–19 years in India: A population-based study, Harshpal Singh Sachdev, Akash Porwal, Rajib Acharya, Sana Ashraf, Sowmya Ramesh, Nizamuddin Khan, Umesh Kapil, Anura V. Kurpad, and Avina Sarna

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Harnessing data to end child marriage: Summarizing learnings to-date, Stephanie Psaki, Momoe Makino, Christina Misunas, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, and Fatima Zahra

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Health and ideations of married female adolescents, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Hearing from men in Eswatini: Shifts in HIV risk and service uptake—Findings from DREAMS implementation science research, Population Council

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Hearing from men in South Africa: Shifts in HIV risk and service uptake—Findings from DREAMS implementation science research, Population Council

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Hearing from men in Uganda: Experiences with HIV services and prevention programming, and perceptions of DREAMS—Findings from DREAMS implementation science research, Population Council

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Heterogeneous impacts of interventions aiming to delay girls' marriage and pregnancy across girls' backgrounds and social contexts, Momoe Makino, Thoai Ngo, Stephanie Psaki, Sajeda Amin, and Karen Austrian

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Impact of community-based girl groups, Miriam Temin and Craig Heck

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Impacts of two-year multisectoral cash plus programs on young adolescent girls' education, health and economic outcomes: Adolescent Girls Initiative–Kenya (AGI-K) randomized trial, Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Beth Kangwana, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Benta Abuya, and John A. Maluccio

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Improving tuberculosis preventive therapy uptake: A cluster-randomized trial of symptom-based versus tuberculin skin test–based screening of household tuberculosis contacts less than 5 years of age, Nicole Salazar-Austin and Richard E. Chaisson

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Impulsiveness, depression, sexual behavior, and sexually transmitted infections and HIV-related outcomes among out-of-school adolescent girls and young women in rural southern Malawi, Project SOAR

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Inclusive HIV prevention in South Africa: Reaching foreign migrant adolescent girls, Miriam Temin, Cecilia Milford, Mags Beksinska, Debbie Van Zyl, and Jonathan Cockburn

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Increasing care seeking for children with fever among women in Kebbi State, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Increasing care seeking for children with fever among women in Sokoto State, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Increasing care seeking for children with fever among women in Zamfara State, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Integrating family planning and reproductive health information into livelihood training programs for young people in Souhag, Evidence Project

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Integrating family planning and reproductive health information into livelihood training programs for young people in Souhag [Arabic], Evidence Project

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Intentional Design: Reaching the Most Excluded Girls in the Poorest Communities—A Guide for Practitioners and Advocates, Judith Bruce and Sophie Soares

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Intraindividual double-burden of anthropometric undernutrition and “metabolic obesity” in Indian children: A paradox that needs action, Harshpal Singh Sachdev, Akash Porwal, Avina Sarna, Rajib Acharya, Sowmya Ramesh, Umesh Kapil, and Anura V. Kurpad

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Karfafa neman maganin zazzabi da kulawa ga yara a tsakanin matan jihar Kebbi, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Karfafa neman maganin zazzabi da kulawa ga yara a tsakanin matan jihar Sokoto, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Karfafa neman maganin zazzabi da kulawa ga yara a tsakanin matan jihar Zamfara, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Knowledge, attitudes, practices, and the effects of COVID-19 among the youth in Kenya, Evalin Karijo, Sylvia Wamugi, Samuel Lemanyishoe, Jenny Njuki, Faith Boit, Vania Kibui, Sarah Karanja, and Timothy Abuya

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Learning loss among adolescent girls during the COVID-19 pandemic in rural Bangladesh, Sajeda Amin, Md. Irfan Hossain, and Sigma Ainul

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Leçons sur l'alphabetisation des adolescentes: reflexions pour les espaces sûrs du SWEDD, Population Council

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Le Guide des normes minimales pour des espaces sûrs : la conception, la mise en oeuvre, et le suivi, l’évaluation et l’apprentissage, Population Council

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Lessons on literacy training for adolescent girls: Considerations for SWEDD safe spaces, Population Council

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Listen Up! How can social and behavior change programming improve reproductive health and family planning behaviors of out-of-school youth in the Philippines?, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Long-term impact of exposure to a gender-transformative program among young men: Findings from a longitudinal study in Bihar, India, K.G. Santhya and A.J. Francis Zavier

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Meeting the Moment: New Data on Learning Loss and What We Can Do About It, Emily EunYoung Cho, Karen Austrian, and Nicole Haberland

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Meeting the moment: The gender and education community's response to COVID-19, Evidence for Gender & Education Resource (EGER)

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Monitoring and tracking key indicators in the implementation areas of the Malawi One Community Programme, Paul C. Hewett, Kathryn Spielman, Adamson Muula, Lyson Tenthani, and Erica Soler-Hampejsek

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More Than Brides Alliance: Endline evaluation report, Andrea J. Melnikas, Grace Saul, Michelle Chau, Neelanjana Pandey, James Mkandawire, Mouhamadou Gueye, Aissa Diarra, and Sajeda Amin

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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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Replication Data for: Active pediatric HIV case finding in Kenya and Uganda: A look at missed opportunities along the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) cascade, Michelle Gill, Heather Hoffman, and Laura Guay

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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 Ngo

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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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Solutions Summit Event | Data Driven Prevention to End All Forms of VAC in Humanitarian Settings, The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

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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 Ngo, Christina Misunas, Momoe Makino, Fatima Zahra, Arwyn Finnie, Fraidy Reiss, Anita Raj, Nicole Johns, Benjamin Leo, and Marissa Block

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The forgotten population? A call to invest in adolescent well-being in humanitarian and fragile settings, Neha S. Singh, Jocelyn DeJong, Kimberley Popple, Chi-Chi Undie, Rozane El Masri, Ritah Bakesiima, Mariana Calderon-Jaramillo, Ellen Peprah, Saha Naseri, Nadine Cornier, and Karl Blanchet

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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

The Lakota Daughters: Film Screening and Q&A, Victoria Kupchinetsky, Kelly Hallman, Aimee Pond, Mary LeBeau, Gwendolyn Packard, Judith A. Diers, Angel del Valle, and Thoai Ngo

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

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Understanding Hesitancy for Childhood Vaccines in Nigeria—It’s Not Just About COVID-19, Udochisom Anaba and Marissa Pine Yeakey

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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

Webinar—Mental Health is Foundational: An Adolescent Girls Community of Practice Learning Exchange, Eva Roca, Diana Bigby, Kelly Hallman, Christina Mallie, Rima Mourtada, Myriam Narcisse, Ann Wahinya, and Anita Shankar

Webinar: Supporting Native American Girls During the COVID-19 Pandemic, IMAGEN

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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 Ngo, 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 Ngo, and Stephanie Psaki