ODI: Understanding changing social norms and practices around girls’ education and marriage

“A multi-year, multi-country study has been exploring the complex ways in which adolescent girls’ capabilities are shaped and/or constrained by gender discriminatory social norms, attitudes and practices, and how other overlapping and intersecting experiences of poverty, deprivation and exclusion serve to intensify and perpetuate vulnerabilities…” Click on the link to find out more. Share this Post

The ‘We Can’ Campaign in South Asia

In 2004, Oxfam GB launched a six country, six year campaign – We Can End All Violence against Women (We Can Campaign) in South Asia (http://www.wecanendvaw.org/ ). The campaign aimed to reduce social acceptance of violence against women (especially domestic violence) through catalysing a process of self reflection and change in individuals which leads to changes in norms and practice …

NBER: ‘The Power of TV – Cable Television and Women’s Status in India’ by Robert Jensen, Emily Oster

Over a three year period, the authors gathered individual-level panel data on the effects of cable television on gender attitudes in rural India. The authors find that the introduction of cable television was associated with “significant increases in reported autonomy, decreases in the reported acceptability of beating and decreases in reported son preference…increases in female school enrollment and decreases in …