Publications

Ensuring that all young people receive a quality education is one of the world’s great development challenges. While tremendous progress has been...
Roughly one-quarter of the world’s population — 1.8 billion people — is between 10 and 24 years of age. Among the many sexually active adolescents...
What does it mean to “be a man” to adolescent boys in the Balkans region? Can it mean keeping the peace instead of perpetrating violence?...
Women and girls around the world experience staggering levels of rape and other forms of sexual violence.This violence devastates lives, unhinges...
Women’s education is associated with positive economic, social, and health outcomes among women and their families, as well as greater opportunities...
In this paper we summarize work to date addressing the following research question and gap in the literature: Whether and to what extent have...
Fertility rates have declined substantially in many lower- and middle-income countries over the last 40 years due to changes in a wide range of...
Today, there are nearly 70 million child brides world­wide, with an estimated 142 million more destined for early marriage over the next decade....
In many parts of the world, women’s rights to land and property are systematically denied. Laws give women fewer or less secure rights than men, and...
Restrictions on women’s property rights (WPR) prevent women across the world from achieving their full economic potential. Without comprehensive...