This Children’s Awareness Month, we’re spotlighting programming and support for young people under 18 years old – across both Equimundo and the Global Boyhood Initiative. We believe
In this 12-session evidence-based group education curriculum, boys and girls collectively (1) Reimagine gender norms to promote girls’ agency and boys’ care and connection; (2) Understand and appreciate body changes in body-positive ways; and (3) Recognize unhealthy relationship dynamics.
The brief provides a profile of very young adolescents in Malawi, a synopsis of the curriculum, information on start-up activities, methodology for the brief, main findings, and a brief conclusion.
Though interrupted by COVID-19, the implementation of the Very Young Adolescence (VYA) 2.0 program in Malawi presented valuable insights into adapting and introducing an intervention focused on
Equimundo and the College of Medicine at the University of Malawi are proud to launch Very Young Adolescence 2.0: A curriculum to promote gender equality and sexual and reproductive health. Supported by UNICEF Malawi, this program was adapted and pilot-tested in Malawi in 2017.