Participating in GREAT activities helped to change attitudes and behaviors related to men and women’s roles, relationships, sex, family planning and GBV. Adults exposed to GREAT were significantly more likely to provide young people advice on these topics.
“I learned that work can be shared among boys and girls and that has made me start helping my sister at home.”
VERY YOUNG ADOLESCENT
Older adolescents and newly married/parenting youth exposed to GREAT were more likely than those not exposed to hold positive attitude towards contraceptive use, talk to their partner about the timing of their next child and discuss contraceptive use. Newly married/parenting couples were also more likely to seek and use contraception.
“I heard them saying you should produce children whom you can take care of and provide them proper care, pay their school fees, and provide them with food. I learned something about the emphasis of having a small family that one can take care of.”
17 YEAR-OLD MALE ADOLESCENT
In order to improve youth outcomes, adults need to support more equitable gender attitudes and behavior among youth. Adults exposed to GREAT were significantly more likely to provide young people advice on gender, couple relationships, avoiding pregnancy and partner violence.
“As very young people, they can’t start such conversations. It’s me who comes out and tells them such things.”
28 YEAR-OLD MALE RELATIVE