Adolescent Empowerment Programme Endline Survey Results. Breakthrough’s 5-year long intervention in various districts of Uttar Pradesh proves that social norm change is possible.
Awareness around violence against girls and boys sees a substantial increase as per the endline survey.
Breakthrough AEP Impact:
- Attitude towards non-acceptance of any form of violence against boys and girls has positively increased by 21% in intervention endline, in comparison to control end line and baseline rounds.
- Adolescent discussion with parents regarding life choices has steadily improved within the intervention areas during the end line, showcasing a 25% increase over the baseline score.
Breakthrough has been working with adolescents through an umbrella programme idea namely, Adolescent Empowerment Programme (AEP) since 2012. In UP, this Adolescent Empowerment Programme supported by IKEA Foundation has been operational since 2015-16 in 511 Gram Panchayats and 694 schools of 21 blocks of 7 districts namely Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Maharajganj, Siddharth Nagar and Varanasi. Under this, we worked with a cohort of 1,37,321 adolescents through ‘Taaron Ki Toli (an innovative life skill curriculum)’ sessions. We also worked with 10,189 women, 6,567 men and 4,705 of other stakeholders including PRI members, Front Line Workers, and Teachers.