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Submissions from 2011

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Leveling the playing field: Building girls' sports programs and creating new opportunities, Martha Brady

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On trade policies and wage disparity in Egypt: Evidence from microeconomic data, Chahir Zaki

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Pilotage d'un programme visant à sécuriser l'espace et à renforcer les ressources des adolescentes vivant dans les zones urbaines du Ghana, Sarah Engebretsen and Selina F. Esantsi

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Piloting a safe spaces, asset-building program for adolescent girls in urban Ghana, Sarah Engebretsen and Selina F. Esantsi

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Preparación de las niñas mayas para mejorar su calidad de vida, Jennifer Catino, Alejandra Colom, and Marta Julia Ruiz

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Rethinking the time allocation of Egyptian females: A matching analysis, Rana Hardy

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Safe and smart savings products for vulnerable adolescent girls in Kenya and Uganda: Results from the Uganda pilot evaluation, Karen Austrian

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Scaling for change: Strategic investment in the poorest girls in the poorest communities, Judith Bruce

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Summary of New Lessons: The Power of Educating Adolescent Girls, Cynthia B. Lloyd

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Transition from higher education to the labor market: Unemployment among graduates from the gender perspective in the Palestinian Territory, Saleh Alkafri

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When girls' lives matter: Ending forced and early marriage in Cameroon, Sajeda Amin and Andrea Lynch

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Women's economic resources and bargaining in marriage: Does Egyptian women's status depend on earnings or marriage payments?, Rania Salem

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Women's job search behavior in the Egyptian labor market, Somaya Abdel Mowla

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Young Women: Your Future, Your Money—Workbook for Girls Ages 10–14 in Kenya, Population Council and Microfinance Opportunities

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Young Women: Your Future, Your Money—Workbook for Girls Ages 10–14 in Uganda, Population Council and Microfinance Opportunities

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Young Women: Your Future, Your Money—Workbook for Girls Ages 15–19 in Kenya, Population Council and Microfinance Opportunities

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Young Women: Your Future, Your Money—Workbook for Girls Ages 15–19 in Uganda, Population Council and Microfinance Opportunities

Submissions from 2010

Addis Birhan ("New Light"), Population Council

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Addressing gender dynamics and engaging men in HIV programs: Lessons learned from Horizons research, Julie Pulerwitz, Annie P. Michaelis, Ravi K. Verma, and Ellen Weiss

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Building programs to address child marriage: The Berhane Hewan experience in Ethiopia, Eunice N. Muthengi and Annabel Erulkar

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Ethiopia gender survey: A study in seven regions, Annabel Erulkar, Abebaw Ferede, Worku Ambelu, Woldemariam Girma, Helen Amdemikael, Behailu GebreMedhin, Berhanu Legesse, Ayehualem Tameru, and Messay Teferi

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Ethiopia young adult survey: A study in seven regions, Annabel Erulkar, Abebaw Ferede, Worku Ambelu, Woldemariam Girma, Helen Amdemikael, Behailu GebreMedhin, Berhanu Legesse, Ayehualem Tameru, and Messay Teferi

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Girl-Centered Program Design: A Toolkit to Develop, Strengthen and Expand Adolescent Girls Programs, Karen Austrian and Dennitah Ghati

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L'adolescence des filles au Burkina Faso: Une clé de voûte pour le changement social, Martha Brady, Lydia Saloucou, and Erica Chong

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Looking back, moving forward: Promoting gender equity to fight HIV, Horizons studies 1999 to 2007, Julie Pulerwitz, Annie P. Michaelis, and Ellen Weiss

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Egypt 2008, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Ghana 2008, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Kenya 2008–09, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Nigeria 2008, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Sierra Leone 2008, Population Council

Submissions from 2009

Abriendo Oportunidades ("Opening Opportunities"), Population Council

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And how will you remember me, my child? Redefining fatherhood in Turkey, Gary Barker, Deniz Dogruoz, and Debbie Rogow

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BEING (Becoming Empowered in Nursing Growth): Training guide for nursing students on sexuality and gender, Maryann Washington

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Broadening girls' horizons: Effects of life skills education programme in rural Uttar Pradesh, Rajib Acharya, Shveta Kalyanwala, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, and Vinita Nathani

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Educational inequalities in the midst of persistent poverty: Diversity across Africa in educational outcomes, Cynthia B. Lloyd and Paul C. Hewett

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Étude approfondie sur les adolescents : Exploiter les données pour identifier et atteindre les jeunes les plus vulnérables—Bénin 2006, Population Council

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Étude approfondie sur les adolescents : Exploiter les données pour identifier et atteindre les jeunes les plus vulnérables—Burkina Faso 2003, Population Council

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Étude approfondie sur les adolescents : Exploiter les données pour identifier et atteindre les jeunes les plus vulnérables—Niger 2006, Population Council

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Etude qualitative sur le mariage précoce des adolescentes: Leur vécu, leurs besoins en matière d'éducation, de santé de la reproduction et d'opportunités socio-économiques, Gisele Kaboré

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Etude quantitative sur le mariage précoce et le vécu des adolescentes dans la zone d'intervention du projet: Etat des lieux et perspectives, Gisele Kaboré, Rene Dala, and Aristide R. Bado

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Gender and reproductive health services: Putting gender perspective into practice, Frontiers in Reproductive Health

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Gender norms in South Africa: Implications for HIV and pregnancy prevention among African and Indian women students at a South African tertiary institution, Joanne E. Mantell, Sarah L. Needham Engebretsen, Jennifer Ann Smit, Susie Hoffman, Queen Cebekhulu, Jessica Adams-Skinner, Theresa M. Exner, Zonke Mabude, Mags Beksinska, Zena A. Stein, and Cecilia Milford

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Hazards and gender in children's work: An Egyptian perspective, Nadia Zibani

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Looking beyond universal primary education: Gender differences in time use among children in rural Bangladesh, Sajeda Amin and S. Chandrasekhar

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New Lessons: The Power of Educating Adolescent Girls—A Girls Count Report on Adolescent Girls, Cynthia B. Lloyd and Juliet Young

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Reference Guides for Health Care Organizations Seeking Accreditation for High-quality, Gender-sensitive Reproductive Health Services, Patricia Riveros, Erica Palenque, Ricardo Vernon, Ignacio Carreno, and John H. Bratt

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Reference Guides for Health Care Organizations Seeking Accreditation for High-quality, Gender-sensitive Reproductive Health Services—Appendixes, Patricia Riveros, Erica Palenque, Ricardo Vernon, Ignacio Carreno, and John H. Bratt

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Social context, sexual risk perceptions and stigma: HIV vulnerability among male sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya, Jerry Okal, Stanley Luchters, Scott Geibel, Matthew F. Chersich, Daniel Lango, and Marleen Temmerman

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Armenia 2005, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Azerbaijan 2006, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Bangladesh 2007, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Benin 2006, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Bolivia 2003, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Burkina Faso 2003, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Cambodia 2005, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Cameroon 2004, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Chad 2004, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Colombia 2005, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Congo 2005, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Democratic Republic of Congo 2007, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Dominican Republic 2007, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Egypt 2005, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Ethiopia 2005, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Ghana 2003, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Guatemala 2002/2006, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Guinea 2005, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Haiti 2005/06, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Honduras 2005, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—India 2005/06, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Indonesia 2002/03, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Jordan 2007, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Kenya 2003, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Lesotho 2004, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Liberia 2007, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Madagascar 2003/04, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Malawi 2004, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Mali 2006, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Moldova 2005, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Morocco 2003/04, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Mozambique 2003, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Namibia 2006/07, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Nepal 2006, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Nicaragua 2001, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Niger 2006, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Nigeria 2003, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Pakistan 2006/07, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Philippines 2003, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Senegal 2005, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Swaziland 2006/07, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Tanzania 2004, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Turkey 2003, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Uganda 2006, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Ukraine 2007, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Vietnam 2002, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Zambia 2002, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Zambia 2007, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Zimbabwe 2005/06, Population Council

Submissions from 2008

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Empowering married young women and improving their sexual and reproductive health: Effects of the First-time Parents Project, K.G. Santhya, Nicole Haberland, Arup Das, F. Ram, R.K. Sinha, Usha Ram, and S.K. Mohanty

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Gender differences in time use among adolescents in developing countries: Implications of rising school enrollment rates, Cynthia B. Lloyd, Monica J. Grant, and Amanda Ritchie

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Introduction of quality of care and a gender perspective in reproductive health service organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean, Patricia Riveros, Antonieta Martin, and Ricardo Vernon