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How Gender Expectations Shape Early Adolescence Around the World: Perspectives from sub-Saharan Africa

CARTA cohort 6 fellow Beatrice Maina will this week participate in a webinar where she will discuss the recent findings on how gender expectations shape early adolescence in Kenya, Malawi, and Nigeria. The one-hour webinar will be on November 16 from 1600 Nairobi time/ 0800 New York time.

The free webinar is based on a series of articles from the Journal of Adolescent Health that unpack findings of the Global Early Adolescent Study (GEAS) carried out in 15 countries.It Begins at Ten: How Gender Expectations Shape Early Adolescence Around the World is the most comprehensive analysis to date—and the first to draw equally from high-, low- and middle-income countries—of how children on the cusp of adolescence perceive growing up as a boy or girl.

Ms Maina is a research officer in the Population Dynamics and Sexual and Reproductive Health unit, APHRC. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Population Studies from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and is currently a PhD student at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Beatrice has extensive experience in social research and was the Nairobi field coordinator for the Global Early Adolescent Study.

The webinar will be moderated by Danielle Doughman, Policy Outreach Manager at APHRC. The other speakers will be Robert Blum, director of the Global Early Adolescent Study based at Johns Hopkins University; William Stones a UK-trained academic obstetrician-gynaecologist who has worked in Kenya and Malawi over the past decade as a clinical specialist, researcher and teacher; Bamidele Bello has a background in public health and nutrition with more than five years of professional experience in project management and organizational development.

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