Girls’ Holistic Development
Girls' Holistic Development is a platform for the community to discuss problems, including norms and practices that are harmful for very young adolescents, and to identify their own solutions through consensus building. finding from 2020 qualitative research
Girls’ Holistic Development works at multiple levels of the community to strengthen social norms that support positive health and social outcomes for adolescent girls ages 10 to 14. The program adopts a “change through culture,” participatory approach that aims to change harmful social norms by recognizing and valuing the role of “grandmothers” (elder women) and increasing community capacity and cohesion to promote girls’ health and well-being.
Realist Evaluation Resources
- Article: Transforming social norms to improve girl‑child health and well‑being: a realist evaluation of the Girls’ Holistic Development program in rural Senegal
- Report: Girls Holistic Development Program Qualitative Research (English, French)
- Report: Grandmother Project – Change through Culture Girls’ Holistic Development Program Quantitative Research Report (English, French Executive Summary, English Executive Summary)
- Report: Evidence Synthesis Review of Girls Holistic Development Program (English, French)