Lessons from YouthPower Learning Grants about Gender Transformative Positive Youth Development
Changing Norms, Shifting Power
Including gender-transformative design into development programming is the new gold standard across most international development sectors. While implementers and funders of youth programming want to include the gender-transformative approach in their program design, they usually are not gender specific. With this brief, YouthPower highlights some ways in which future positive youth development (PYD) programs can address the impacts of gender inequalities and restrictive gender norms on young people.
The YouthPower Learning Grants provide an opportunity to look back at a diverse sample of initiatives and extract insightful lessons about where gender and PYD intersect and how they can be applied in future programming. Using the four domains of PYD along with an analysis of some of the primary characteristics of gendertransformative approaches, this brief offers six lessons for future PYD programming and the corresponding recommendations.