Navigating the Intersection between Gender & Adolescent Mental Health

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Navigating the Intersection between Gender & Adolescent Mental Health

REMINDER: Join us on September 13th in person or via webinar!
(Click here for webinar registration)

Date: Wednesday, September 13
Time: 12:00p.m. - 1:30p.m. 
Where: ICRW, 1120 20th St NW, Suite 500N,
Washington, DC 20036


Adolescent mental health – and the influence that harmful gender attitudes and norms may have on it - is being recognized increasingly as a global public health issue. Depression-related illnesses peak in early adolescence, just as gender norms and attitudes are being formed, and suicide is now the leading cause of death among older adolescent girls and boys.

Girls are at increased risk due to unequal access to resources, decision-making power and education; gender-based violence; and discriminatory practices like child marriage. Few programs and policies have effectively addressed the mental health and well-being needs of adolescents, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Further, existing programs and policies rarely take gender into account or reach the most marginalized.

Join us to discuss the intersection between gender and adolescent mental health.

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Light refreshments will be provided. Please feel free to bring your lunch. 

If you cannot join us in person, register for our webinar by clicking here or by visiting