ALIGN enables and connects a global community of researchers and thought leaders to challenge and change harmful gender norms affecting adolescents and young adults.
Through developing and sharing innovations, ALIGN aims to advance understanding and ensure knowledge on norm change contributes to sustainable gender justice. Learning and discussion will be facilitated by both in-person meetings, bi-annually in the Global North and Global South, and digital engagement on the ALIGN platform.
ALIGN’s digital platform will offer a range of resources and opportunities for knowledge sharing and innovation, including a ‘resource hub’ of key knowledge and innovative thinking on gender norms and norm change, as well as ‘curated areas’ of expert thinking to guide users through a range of relevant themes and topics on gender norms. The platform will also invite user participation and discussions, and other audiovisual means of learning including webinars and podcasts.
ALIGN will fund small research and knowledge translation projects aimed at advancing knowledge and innovation on gender norms and norm change.
ALIGN is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and managed by ODI.
Visit the ALIGN Platform here.
Caroline Harper, Rachel George, Jessica Plummer, Rachel Marcus, Fiona Samuels, Sonia Hoque