Evidence suggests that gender-transformative approaches that promote critical examination of prevailing norms of femininity and masculinity can contribute to improving gender and health outcomes by addressing MOMENTUM —Lessons From Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations in Very Young Adolescent Programming 2 the root causes of gender inequality (Woog and Kågesten, 2017). However, most gender and SRH interventions tend to focus on older adolescents (15–19 years) and adults, neglecting VYA populations (Igras et al, 2014). Given evidence that early adolescence is an optimal time to intervene before harmful attitudes are ingrained, coupled with the dearth of organizations and programs targeting VYAs, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership (MOMENTUM) sought to strengthen local partner capacity to apply effective programming addressing gender and SRH challenges facing VYAs.

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