For almost 30 years HBSC has been a pioneer cross-national study gaining insight into young people's well-being, health behaviours and their social context. This research collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for Europe is conducted every four years in 43 countries and regions across Europe and North America. With adolescents making about one sixth of the world's population, HBSC uses its findings to inform policy and practice to improve the lives of millions of young people. [more]
HBSC recently partnered with Wikichild, Wikigender, The Department for International Development (DFID), ASCD - The Whole Child, the Girl Hub, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Plan (UK) for an online discussion on the impacts of discriminatory social norms on adolescent girls.
For a full run down of the discussion, and to view all comments, you can visit the discussion page.
A summary report, which was presented at a meeting on 26/4/13 in London, hosted by DFID, is now available and includes HBSC's 2009/2010 International Report and a new Key Findings Fact-sheet on Gender as part of the recommended resources.
[30-04-2013 to 20-06-2013]