Recent Learnings for Theme 4: PYD for Marginalized or Vulnerable Populations
Outcomes of a brief mental health and resilience pilot intervention for young women in an urban slum in Dehradun, North India: a quasi-experimental study
An evaluation of the effectiveness of a 15-week structured and peer-led youth development and resilience pilot intervention (titled ‘Nae Disha’ or ‘New Pathways’) that aimed to improve resilience, reduce psychological distress, and promote well-being and positive gender attitudes among disadvantaged young women living in an inner-city slum in North India. (2018).
A cross-sectional study which explored self-reported developmental assets of Zulu youth, living in rural, resource-poor townships in South Africa, and the relation of those assets to several thriving outcomes. The results showed that every context (i.e., family, school, community, personal, social) was meaningful in predicting at least one thriving and/or risk outcome.
Using Peers to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People Living with HIV In Uganda: Findings from A Link Up Evaluation
This brief presents the findings of an evaluation of the Link Up project's peer support program in Uganda, which worked with young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) to improve their sexual and reproductive health and rights. (2016). The evaluation suggests that the intervention was effective in improving knowledge and self-efficacy for healthy living, increasing condom use, and increasing the utilization of sexual and reproductive health and HIV services among YPLHIV.
This is a project summary report of PAJE-Nièta – a program which aimed to empower 10,000 rural out-of-school Malian youth, both males and females, to actively improve their lives. Participants were between the ages of 14 and 25 years and had never been to school or had dropped out in the early grades. (2016).
This report presents results of an impact study that was conducted to better understand the contributions of the Mindanao Youth Development (MYDev) project to improving skills and outcomes for out-of-school youth in the Mindanao region of the Philippines. (2016).