This one-hour webinar brought together experts from the often disparate worlds of adolescent biological, behavioral, and cognitive science with international development research and practice, this webinar explored the key stages of adolescence and how it can inform successful and scalable interventions. The speakers shared exclusive access to key research findings and discussed how, and why, they came together to produce the report: Age&Stage.
Age&Stage, commissioned by Girl Effect, looks at the distinct stages of adolescence and how boys and girls develop differently at each stage. It also identified several “golden threads,” or common themes, that are true across many different contexts and informed by cognitive and behavioral science.
It is widely acknowledged that adolescence is a defining stage – a window of opportunity to ensure young people enter adulthood healthy, empowered and with the agency to achieve. It is also the most effective moment to challenge discriminatory gender roles, values or norms.