Niger, youth empowerment
Last week, students from the Bixby Center joined students from all over California to lobby senators at the Capitol in support of SB 24, a fully-funded bill that would mandate California UCs and CSUs to provide medication abortion. Community colleges and private institutions may opt-in to receive funding grants as well.
Trust students! Do not allow barriers to their healthcare access!
#justCARE #SB24 #caleg
abortion, contraceptive, family planning, women's empowerment, youth empowerment
Presentation by Bixby Summer Funding Award Recipient Kalee Singh
Kalee will present her analysis on the implementation of the Bixby Center’s youth center, based in the district of Musanze, Rwanda. The youth center model aims to utilize a multi-pronged approach–addressing both structural and social determinants–to improve the health and wellbeing of youth in Rwanda. The model, co- designed and managed by youth, strives to empower adolescents through the provision of comprehensive sexual education and linkages to high-quality, youth- friendly reproductive health services, livelihood skills, and general health information. The overarching goal of Kalee’s research was to develop a descriptive case study of the youth center model, documenting its effectiveness in addressing the health and wellbeing of adolescents and young adults in the Musanze district of Rwanda.
family planning, rwanda, women's empowerment, youth empowerment
i4Y Speaker Series – Harnessing the power of social norms for promoting health and well-being in low-income countries, with Dr. Ben Cislaghi
Please join us 2/7 for Dr. Ben Cislaghi as the second speaker in the CHILD MARRIAGE & YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SPEAKER SERIES!
Talk Topic: Harnessing the power of social norms for promoting health and well-being in low-income countries
Dr Ben Cislaghi is Assistant Professor in Social Norms at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Centre for Gender, Health and Violence). He worked for various NGOs and International Organisations, including UNICEF, WHO, and ILO, and as a field researcher in West Africa with Stanford and Columbia Universities. In the period 2013-2016 he worked as the Director of Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation of the NGO Tostan, a leading NGO in the field of social norms change. His past research focused on how community-led development practices can help people renegotiate social norms and collaborate to increase health and gender equality, a topic he wrote on with Diane Gillespie and Gerry Mackie in Values Deliberation and Collective Action: Community Empowerment in Rural Senegal (2016, Palgrave Macmillan). He is interested in how community-based responses can achieve change in social norms and reduction in gender-based violence, and in the role of social norms among other factors in influencing people’s actions. His second book, Human Rights and Community-led development, was published with EUP in January 2018. At the LSHTM he is gathering a community of experts on social norms and gender-related harmful practices, advancing existing understanding of how norms change and how that change can be measured. He is collaborating with various NGOs (Oxfam, Save the Children, World Education) and he’s contributing to the Lancet special series on gender norms and health, the LINEA project on sexual exploitation, and several other international initiatives on social norms.
Child marriage, i4Y, speaker series, youth empowerment