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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  • Addressing Child Labour: Lessons learned from ChildFund interventions

    2021 is designated as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour and the global efforts in the fight against child labour are accelerating. In this paper a summary of exchanges among ChildFund Alliance members during a child labour webinar ...

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  • Connect Project Fact Sheet

    This fact sheet covers the Connect Project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project uses a phased approach to leverage the reach of large-scale "host projects" in Bangladesh and Tanzania focusing on first-time parents use of post-partum ...

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  • Technical Brief on the Integration of Menstrual Health into Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policies and Programmes

    Although menstrual health is an important determinant and outcome of sexual and reproductive health and rights, menstrual health was until recently largely overlooked by the international Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights community. In this brief ...

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  • Reimagining Girls’ Education: Solutions to keep girls learning in emergencies

    Girls in emergencies are facing several challenges related to education, such as disadvantages at all stages of education, struggle to learn, and higher risk of being out-of-school. This material provides an empirical overview on how to support the learning ...

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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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  • 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.  USAID Lishe Endelevu Adolescent Nutrition SBCC Resources Bank

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. USAID Lishe Endelevu Adolescent Nutrition SBCC Resources Bank

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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