Initial formative research in the GEAS was completed between 2014 and 2016.
This work consisted of mixed-methods research to collect qualitative data and develop and test cross-cultural quantitative survey instruments. Research activities included:
In-depth interviews with adolescents and caregivers were to develop a narrative revealing the ways young people navigate the social boundaries of gender norms and how these norms inform their emerging behavior and health as they enter adolescence
Group timeline activities that illustrate adolescents’ perspectives of milestones during this period and comparisons between boys and girls
A three-day vignettes workshop to generate scenario to be used in the vignettes-based measures of gender equality
Cross-cultural piloting and validation of the GEAS survey