New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

The Global Early Adolescent Study is partnering with the Institute for Women and Ethnic Studies (IWES), a national non-profit health organization domiciled in New Orleans. IWES works with communities, schools, individuals and organizations to provide tailored health and wellness services that address lack of health options and access. IWES is dedicated to improving the mental, physical and spiritual health and quality of life for women, their families and communities of color, particularly among marginalized populations, using community-engaged research, programs, training and advocacy.


We are partnering with IWES to evaluate “Creating a Future Together (CrAFT)”, a gender transformative comprehensive sexuality education program. This trauma-informed intervention aims to improve physical and mental health outcomes, especially among women of color. The impact of this intervention will help inform best practices in gender transformative programming, specifically for marginalized communities.

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