BLOGPOST: An end in sight to early marriage in Bangladesh? IFPRI data show substantial decline in practice

By Akhter Ahmed, Farha Sufian, and Julie Ghostlaw To what extent does marriage age affect family nutrition outcomes? It has long been common practice in Bangladesh for girls to marry early—before their 18th birthday. Girls who marry young are more likely to become pregnant while in their teens. Teen pregnancies tend to have a higher risk of >> Read more

BLOGPOST: Five Questions About Adolescent Girls in Emergencies

The Five Questions Series from the Council on Foreign Relations Women Around the World Blog is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancement of women and girls worldwide. This interview is with Dr. Holly G. Atkinson, Distinguished Medical >> Read more

BLOGPOST: Keeping doors open through investments in adolescent schooling and nutrition: Lessons from IFPRI’s Impact Evaluations

Adolescence is a crucial stage of life as it shapes an individual’s well-being throughout their life course and affects the well-being of future generations. Using evidence from IFPRIs impact evaluations, Agnes Quisumbing and Crossley Pinkstaff, Senior Research Fellow and Research Analyst in IFPRI’s Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, present a case for why adolescence is >> Read more

WEBINARS: June 21 and 22, on gender and livelihoods in humanitarian programs

Foundations of Strength: Gender, Protection, and Livelihoods June 21, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM EDT Well-intentioned livelihoods programs can often backfire: by overlooking gender and protection, they endanger the refugee women, girls, men and boys they seek to help. The CLARA tools provide a framework to incorporate gender and protection into livelihoods programs, helping humanitarians create >> Read more

EVENT: Gender 360 Summit, June 15-16

Engaging Adolescent Girls and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality and Combating Gender-based Violence NEW DATES! 15-16 June 2016 | Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. FHI 360, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Plan International USA, Social Development Direct, MenEngage Alliance, George Washington University's Global Women’s Institute, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. >> Read more