[open-development] SAVE THE DATE! Invitation to participate in the Wikigender/Wikichild online discussion on adolescent girls, 2-11 April 2013

Estelle.LOISEAU at oecd.org Estelle.LOISEAU at oecd.org
Tue Apr 2 09:54:07 UTC 2013

Dear all,

We would like to invite you to comment in our new online discussion and/or to send the invitation below to your contacts.

Please also spread the news via Twitter using #AdolescentGirls<http://twitter.com/search?q=%23AdolescentGirls&src=typd> and http://bit.ly/X4SWmw

Many thanks!


Wikigender<http://www.wikigender.org/index.php/New_Home> and Wikichild<http://www.wikiprogress.org/index.php/Child_well-being> would like to invite you to participate in an online discussion<http://www.wikigender.org/index.php/Online_Discussion:_The_impact_of_discriminatory_social_norms_on_adolescent_girls> on:

The impact of discriminatory social norms on adolescent girls

Open from Tuesday 2 April until Thursday 11 April 2013

In partnership with:

The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Research Network<http://www.hbsc.org/> (HBSC), the Department for International Development<http://www.dfid.gov.uk/> (DFID UK), ASCD - The Whole Child<http://www.ascd.org/whole-child.aspx>, Girl Hub<http://www.girleffect.org/about/girl-hub/>, the Overseas Development Institute<http://www.odi.org.uk/> (ODI) and Plan<http://www.plan-uk.org/> (UK).

The outcomes of the discussion will be presented at a workshop on "Empowering adolescent girls by tackling social norms", taking place in London on 26 April. The event is co-organised by the OECD Development Centre, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the Department for International Development (DFID UK) and Girl Hub. The inputs from the Wikigender and Wikichild communities in this discussion will be presented via a summary report at the event.

We are particularly interested in your contributions<http://www.wikigender.org/index.php/Online_Discussion:_The_impact_of_discriminatory_social_norms_on_adolescent_girls> on the following:

*         How do widely accepted social norms and practices (such as early marriage, son bias, etc.) hinder the empowerment of adolescent girls? What can be done about it?

*         How do these practices affect girls and boys differently? Are there examples of places (home, school, work, urban vs. rural areas) where girls are particularly at risk and why? What is your experience of measuring and monitoring changes in social norms?

*         How can the voices and perspectives of adolescent girls be brought into global development discussions? How can the balance between long term planning and short term project/donor cycles be justified?

Click here to start participating<http://www.wikigender.org/index.php/Online_Discussion:_The_impact_of_discriminatory_social_norms_on_adolescent_girls>! Tweet using #AdolescentGirls<http://twitter.com/search?q=%23AdolescentGirls&src=typd>!
Shortened link: http://bit.ly/X4SWmw
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