The Sibling Support to Adolescent Girls in Emergencies (SSAGE) Resource Hub is a collection of key program materials and tools, including briefs, peer-reviewed journal articles, and an implementation toolkit, with the purpose to support humanitarian actors in their work to prevent violence against adolescent girls and bolster their protection in humanitarian settings. It also contributes to the global evidence base around violence prevention within families.
SSAGE aims to reduce violence against adolescent girls in humanitarian settings through a 12-week gender-focused, whole-family life skills curriculum that is delivered simultaneously to adolescent girls, their male and female caregivers, and older male siblings. The intervention is complemented by mixed-methods research to understand successes and challenges of program contextualization and implementation, as well as outcomes related to gender equity attitudes, protection, family functioning, and mental health and psychosocial well-being among participants.
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