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Call for contributions: Online consultation on the impact of discriminatory social norms on adolescent girls

HBSC invites you to participate in an online discussion entitled "The impact of discriminatory social norms on adolescent girls".

The discussion will be open from Tuesday 2 - Thursday 11 April 2013.

Hosted by Wikigender and in partnership with: Wikichild, the Department for International Development (DFID UK), ASCD – The Whole Child, the Girl Hub, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Plan(UK).

The outcomes from this online discussion will be presented at a workshop on “Empowering adolescent girls by tackling social norms” that will take place on 26 April in London. The event will be co-organised by the OECD Development Centre, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the Department for International Development (DFID UK) and The Girl Hub. Comments from this online discussion will also be aggregated and presented at the event via a summary report.

This online discussion offers a unique opportunity to share your views on:

  1. How discriminatory social norms shape the lives of adolescent girls by influencing their access to opportunities, resources and power.
  2. Which interventions are the most effective in transforming such discriminatory social norms and practices.

We are particularly interested in your contributions on the following:

  • How do widely accepted social norms and practices (such as early marriage, son bias, etc.) hinder the empowerment of adolescent girls? What can be done about it?
  • How do these practices affect girls and boys differently? Are there examples of places (home, school, work, urban vs. rural areas) where girls are particularly at risk and why? What is your experience of measuring and monitoring changes in social norms?
  • How can the voices and perspectives of adolescent girls be brought into global development discussions? How can the balance between long term planning and short term project/donor cycles be justified?

Click here to start participating! Spread the word using the following shortened link - http://bit.ly/X4SWmw, and tweet about the discussion using #AdolescentGirls.

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