COMPASS: Creating Opportunities through Mentoring, Parental Involvement and Safe Spaces

Over three years (2014 - 2017), the IRC is developing, implementing and evaluating the COMPASS programme (Creating Opportunities through Mentoring, Parental Involvement and Safe Spaces). This programme identifies, acknowledges, and responds to the vulnerabilities of adolescent girls by establishing a foundation for their healthy transition into adulthood in humanitarian crises. It specifically seeks to improve the prevention and response to violence against adolescent girls in humanitarian settings. This includes strategies such as: safe space programming including life skills training and asset building; mentoring activities with the support of older adolescent girls; and engagement with service providers and caregivers to better prioritise and meet the needs of adolescent girls. The research objectives of this evaluation are to understand the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of the COMPASS programming for adolescent girls in humanitarian settings and will include two cluster-randomised controlled trials in refugee camps in Ethiopia and in conflict-affected communities in eastern DRC, and a mixed-methods design in Khyber Pakhtunkwah province, Pakistan. The main academic partner for the research and evaluation of COMPASS is the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

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The school participation effect: investigating violence and formal education among girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Author(s): Debbie Landis, Gary Yu, Sophie Tanner, Caroline Karungu, PA Mallinga, Kathryn Falb, Lindsay Stark
Year of Publication: 2018
Resource Type: article

HIV Risk Among Displaced Adolescent Girls in Ethiopia: the Role of Gender Attitudes and Self-Esteem

Author(s): Laura Gauer Bermudez, Gary Yu, Lily Lu, Kathryn Falb, Jennate Eoomkham, Gizman Abdella, Lindsay Stark
Year of Publication: 2018
Resource Type: article

Promoting Adolescent Girls’ Well-Being in Pakistan: a Mixed-Methods Study of Change Over Time, Feasibility, and Acceptability, of the COMPASS Program

Author(s): Khudejha Asghar, Yana Mayevskaya, Marni Sommer, Ayesha Razzaque, Betsy Laird, Yasmin Khan, Shamsa Qureshi, Kathryn Falb, Lindsay Stark
Year of Publication: 2018
Resource Type: article

How gender- and violence-related norms affect self-esteem among adolescent refugee girls living in Ethiopia

Author(s): Lindsay Stark, Khudejha Asghar, Ilana Seff, Ben Cislaghi, Gary Yu, T. Tesfay Gessesse, Jennate Eoomkham, A. Assazenew Baysa, and Kathryn Falb
Year of Publication: 2018
Resource Type: article

How gender norms are reinforced through violence against adolescent girls in two conflict-affected populations

Author(s): Marni Sommer, Miguel Munoz-Laboy, Anaise Williams, Yana Mayevskaya, Kathryn Falb, Gizman Abdella, Lindsay Stark
Year of Publication: 2018
Resource Type: article

Effects of a Social Empowerment Intervention on Economic Vulnerability for Adolescent Refugee Girls in Ethiopia

Author(s): Lindsay Stark, Ilana Seff, Asham Assezenew, Jennate Eoomkham, Kathryn Falb, Fred Ssewamala
Year of Publication: 2018
Resource Type: article

How Narratives of Fear Shape Girls' Participation in Community Life in Two Conflict-Affected Populations

Author(s): Marni Sommer, Miguel Munoz-Laboy, Emily Wilkinson Salamea, Johanna Arp, Kathryn Falb, Nadine Rudahindwa, Lindsay Stark
Year of Publication: 2017
Resource Type: article

Prevalence and associated risk factors of violence against conflict-affected female adolescents: a multi-country, cross-sectional study

Author(s): Lindsay Stark, Khudejha Asghar, Gary Yu, Caroline Bora, Assazenew Baysa, Kathryn Falb
Year of Publication: 2017
Resource Type: article

Caregiver parenting and gender attitudes: Associations with violence against adolescent girls in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

Author(s): Kathryn Falb, Khudejha Asghar, Betsy Laird, Sophie Tanner, Elizabeth Graybill, Pamela Mallinga, Lindsay Stark
Year of Publication: 2017
Resource Type: article

Disclosure bias for group versus individual reporting of violence amongst conflict-affected adolescent girls in DRC and Ethiopia

Author(s): Lindsay Stark, Marni Sommer, Kathryn Davis, Khudejha Asghar, Asham Assazenew Baysa, Gizman Abdela, Sophie Tanner, Kathryn Falb
Year of Publication: 2017
Resource Type: article

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