Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms (ALIGN)

December 2016 to December 2020

ALIGN enables and connects a global community of researchers and thought leaders to challenge and change harmful gender norms affecting adolescents and young adults.

Through developing and sharing innovations, ALIGN aims to advance understanding and ensure knowledge on norm change contributes to sustainable gender justice. Learning and discussion will be facilitated by both in-person meetings, bi-annually in the Global North and Global South, and digital engagement on the ALIGN platform.

ALIGN’s digital platform will offer a range of resources and opportunities for knowledge sharing and innovation, including a ‘resource hub’ of key knowledge and innovative thinking on gender norms and norm change, as well as ‘curated areas’ of expert thinking to guide users through a range of relevant themes and topics on gender norms. The platform will also invite user participation and discussions, and other audiovisual means of learning including webinars and podcasts. 

ALIGN will fund small research and knowledge translation projects aimed at advancing knowledge and innovation on gender norms and norm change.

ALIGN is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and managed by ODI. 

Visit the ALIGN Platform here
 

Outputs

Gender norms, health and well-being

Toolkits | May 2019 | Maria Stavropoulou
This thematic guide focuses on adolescence as a critical stage of life when many behaviours that will impact adult health and well-being are consolidated.
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Girls' clubs and gender norm change

Toolkits | February 2019 | Rachel Marcus
Girls’ clubs are becoming increasingly common as a route to girls’ empowerment, but how far do they contribute to gender norm change?
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Education and gender norms

Toolkits | December 2018 | Rachel Marcus
This thematic guide brings together evidence to unpack the concepts around gender norm change and educational processes.
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