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Voices of hope: Adolescent girls and boys contributing to individual and collective change to advance gender equality

This series of studies took place in Uganda and Colombia and were designed to identify opportunities to change the norms that limit girls’ freedoms and rights. 

The aim was to uncover enabling factors and conditions that can positively contribute to improving the lives of girls in low and middle-income countries through both individual and collective change.

It is important to work together so that we can demonstrate that both men and women have the same rights. The idea is to be a good partner and help each other. 

Three areas of interest emerged from the data:

  1. The intersecting vulnerabilities that these girls and boys experienced.
  2. Their understanding and experiences of how positive change happens and how harmful gender norms are dispelled.
  3. The change-makers that influence social norms, promote gender equality and act as positive enablers of change for girls.