Health, education, protection, livelihoods, and livelihoods of children and young people in developing and fragile contexts.
Research directly involving teenagers and their families in Sierra Leone to reduce teenage pregnancy has helped pave the way for a new community-friendly Child and Family Welfare Policy. Thanks to the project, condom use increased, teenage girls reported feeling more confident to say ‘no’ and boys showed more willingness to act responsibly. The findings directly influenced the Sierra Leone government’s development of a new policy on child protection.
Principal Investigator: Asadul Islam. Lead Organisation: Monash University
Co-investigators: Ummul Ruthbah; John List; Anya Samek; Steven Stillman; Stefan Boes