Exploring gender attitudes and learning in Sierra Leone (CIES presentation)

This presentation was presented as part of the panel, The Equity Initiative: Creating an Environment for Gender Equity, at CIES 2018.

This presentation presents findings from pilot measures of gender norms among early adolescents and caregivers. Drawing on data from program sites in Cote d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone, we present an analysis of the individual, household and community-level predictors of attitudes towards gender norms related to education and sexuality. Next, we explore the relation between gender norms and literacy, numeracy and socio-emotional competencies. We conclude with a discussion of the strengths and limitations of this approach to measuring gender norms, and a discussion of how these findings are being used to inform program design and implementation.