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At the tipping point

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Researchers at the Rollins Global Research for Women (GROW) initiative have entered into a four-year partnership with CARE’s Tipping Point Project, aimed at improving the lives of adolescent girls. Researchers will evaluate the CARE project, which uses a social norms approach in Nepal and Bangladesh to empower adolescent girls and their communities to delay marriage and promote girls’ rights.

“Child marriage has harmful effects on women throughout their lives, in critical areas such as employment and economic agency, the risk of violence in marriage, and long-term health,” says Dr. Kathryn Yount, the Asa Griggs Candler Chair of Global Health and co-principal investigator of the evaluation in Nepal. “Intervening in adolescence hopefully interrupts a cascade of adverse outcomes for girls.”

The CARE Tipping Point Project is innovative and comprehensive, so findings from the evaluation will advance knowledge about how adolescent, family and community-oriented programming can improve the life trajectories of girls.

“Our team at Rollins has a critical role to play in partnerships with implementing agencies like CARE,” says Yount. “We provide complementary expertise that can strengthen the rigor and visibility of impact evaluations of important programs, like CARE’s Tipping Point. We are excited to work with CARE and for this evaluation to be the start of a longer-term partnership.”

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