PRAGYA: Multisectoral, Gendered Approach to Improve Family Planning and Sexual and Reproductive Health for Young People
PRAGYA, meaning "insight" in Sanskrit, is a mixed methods study commissioned by USAID and conducted by Pathfinder India to improve understanding of the effects of Phases I and II of the PRACHAR project on family planning and sexual and reproductive health outcomes and related gender norms, attitudes and practices. Completed in December 2011, the report summarizes findings and provides recommendations for programs and interventions, policy, and future research.
The Pathways to Change game is designed to make the concept of behavior change more understandable. When outreach workers use the game with their communities, it stimulates thinking that can motivate individuals and communities to change.
Substantial numbers of adolescents experience the negative health consequences of early, unprotected sexual activity as well as its social and economic costs.