Young Lives Conference

Adolescence, Youth and Gender: Building Knowledge for Change

September 8-9, 2016



How Do Gender Norms Shape Health and Well-being in Early Adolescents: Findings from the Global Early Adolescent Study

Bob Blum, Chair

 ‘Yea, I’ve grown; I can’t go out anymore’: Perceived Risks for Girls and Boys Entering Adolescence. Kristin Mmari, Susannah Gibbs, Caroline Moreau, Caroline Kabiru , Beatrice Maina, Sara De Meyer (Ghent University),Ghada Al-Attar, Omaima El-Gibaly, Bello Bamidelle, Adesegun Fatusi, Chaohua Lou, Xiayun Zuo

Marching to a Different Drummer: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Young Adolescents who Challenge Gender NormsChunyan Yu (Shanghai Institute of Planned Parenthood Research), Xiayun Zuo, Robert W. Blum, Deborah L.Tolman, Anna Kågesten, Kristin Mmari, Sara De Meyer, Kristien Michielsen, Sharmistha Basu, Rajib Acharya, Qiguo Lian, Chaohua Lou

Learning To Be Gendered: Gender Socialisation Process and Forces in Early Adolescence in Delhi, India and Shanghai, China. Sharmistha Basu, Xianyun Zuo, Chauhua Lou, Rajib Acharya, Rebecka Lundgren (Georgetown University)

Development and Validation of Cross-Cultural Gender Norms Scales for Early AdolescentsCaroline Moreau (Johns Hopkins University)


Understanding Factors that Shape Gender Attitudes in Early Adolescence: A Mixed Methods Systematic ReviewAnna Kågesten (Johns Hopkins University), Susannah Gibbs, Robert Blum, Caroline Moreau, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Ann Herbert, Avni Amin

"Boys Should Have the Courage to Ask a Girl Out”: Gender Norms in Early Adolescent Romantic Relationships. Sara De Meyer (Ghent University), Anna Kågesten, Kristin Mmari, Juliet McEachran, Elisa Chilet, Caroline Kabiru,Beatrice Maina, Elena M. Jerves, Candace Currie, Kristien Michielsen

Developing an Empowerment Construct for Early Adolescence in the Global Early Adolescent Study (GEAS)Linnea Zimmerman, Caroline Moreau, Kristin Mmari and Robert Blum (Johns Hopkins University)