Resource Centre

  • Understanding the Relationship Between Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation: A statistical overview of their co-occurrence and risk factors

    The well-being of millions of girls around the world is threatened by child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). Both child marriage and FGM have existed for generations due to gender inequality. In many countries where both practices are common, ...

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  • The Secondary Impacts of COVID-19 on Women and Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa

    This rapid review focuses on identifying evidence on the secondary impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It aims to enable a greater understanding of the unique circumstances of women and girls in the region, which could ...

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  • Menu Planning Game for Improved Dietary Diversity and Increased Frequency of Eating

    This game builds skills for adolescents to plan nutritious daily menus and to discuss nutrition for themselves and their families. The game has vinyl mat with printed images of 3 large plates (for meals) and 2 small plates (for snacks); a set of laminated ...

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  • Living in Chains: Shackling of people with psychosocial disabilities worldwide

    Hundreds of thousands of people, both adult and children around the globe with mental health conditions have been shackled at least once in their lives. Inadequate support and mental health services, as well as stigma concerning people with psychosocial ...

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  • Adolescent Nutrition Teachers' Guide

    Guide to help Teachers, Facilitators of Adolescent Support Groups and Community Health Workers explain the adolescent nutrition SBCC materials, their purpose, and how to use them. 

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  • The Health of Internally Displaced Children in Sub-Saharan Africa: A scoping review

    Around 41,3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) were located around the world at the end of 2018. The same year, internal displacement in sub-Saharan Africa was higher than in any other region, with approximately 7,4 million people displaced ...

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  • Strengthening Administrative Data on Violence Against Children: Challenges and promising practices from a review of country experiences

    Interest among governments and international development partners has grown in recent years to explore better ways of using administrative data to monitor and report on violence against children. Administrative data can often be readily accessed and ...

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  • Hookworms and Ladders Game

    The game has a large vinyl mat with images of hookworms, ladders, and various foods. The game also includes tokens for each player, dice, and instructions to help.

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  • Childhood Morbidity and its Determinants: Evidence from 31 countries in sub-Saharan Africa

    The global under-five mortality rate reduced from 93 per 1000 live births in 1990 to 39 per 1000 live births in 2018. Still, the rate increased in sub-Saharan Africa from 31% in 1990 to 54% in 2018. One of the main causes to these deaths is morbidity. ...

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  • Implementing the Global Compact on Refugees for children: Examples of child-focused work

    At the time of writing, children make up over half of the world's refugees. These children face severe protection issues, and their care and development needs often go unmet. As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the world, the situation for refugee ...

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  • Six Household Actions Poster for Smallholder Farming Families

    This poster is about six household action areas where adolescent girls and boys can improve their nutrition and the nutrition of their households. The poster shows adolescent girls and boys engaging in each of the six household action areas for whole ...

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  • Best Secrets to Share Girls Nutrition Discussion Leaflet

    This is a small accordion-fold leaflet with 10 panels, each having nutrition information. The design is intended to facilitate conversations between girls and their friends about nutrition information. The leaflet includes a short quiz for girls to test ...

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  • The Earn & Buy Game

    This game builds skills for adolescents to discuss adolescent nutrition to make decisions about using agriculture income to buy nutritious foods and WASH commodities. Includes a 1 square meter vinyl mat with printed images of nutrient-dense foods, staple ...

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  • Bright Minds, Bright Futures Nutrition Poster

    Low-literacy poster with an image of a smiling girl at school with her books. She looks happy and healthy. There are images of nutritious foods on the poster to show that these are the foods that are helping her to be successful in school. Poster objectives: ...

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  • How the Humanitarian Response to COVID-19 Failed to Protect Women and Girls

    During the spread of COVID-19, gender-based violence increased across the globe. This report raises the voices of 852 refugee and displaced women in 15 African countries across East Africa, West Africa and the Great Lakes regions, enabling them to express ...

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  • Tuwekeze Pamoja Midline Report 2020

    Tuwekeze Pamoja (2017-2022) is a project implemented by Save the Children and ADP Mbozi. It aims to improve children’s development and learning outcomes by providing a continuum of support for girls and boys from conception to six years old. It enables ...

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  • Time to Teach: Teacher attendance and time on task in Eastern and Southern Africa

    In low- and middle-income countries, 53 per cent of children are in learning poverty. The learning poverty rate in sub-Saharan Africa is 87 per cent overall. It is a critical prerequisite to learning that teachers are attending lessons and spending quality ...

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  • "It might be a statistic to me, but every death matters.”: An assessment of facility-level maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response systems in four sub-Saharan African countries

    Maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response (MPDSR) systems aim to understand and address key contributors to maternal and perinatal deaths to prevent future deaths. From 2016–2017, the US Agency for International Development’s Maternal ...

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  • Out-of-school Girls' Nutrition Poster

    Low-literacy poster with an image of a smiling girl. She looks happy and healthy. There are descriptions of food groups to show that if she uses diversified foods it will help her to be successful. Poster objectives: Adolescents and their facilitators ...

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  • Connect: Increasing Use of Pospartum Family Planning by First-Time Parents

    This project overview describes the Connect project and its approaches and strategies for increasing access to postpartum family planning for first-time parents in Bangladesh and Tanzania. Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

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