Gender Equity Movement in schools (GEMS) is a school-based programme for young adolescents aged 12-14 years, studying in grades 6 to 8. The programme undertakes activities to promote equitable attitudes and norms related to gender and violence among girls and boys; strengthen their understanding and skills to resolve conflicts without violence; and create a safe school culture that supports egalitarian and non-violent attitudes and behaviors.
This regional study was a collaborative effort by the Asia office of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW Asia), and several other institutions, individuals and partners in Vietnam, India and Bangladesh. The departments of education in each of these countries have been our partners in implementation and have supported the evaluation of the GEMS program
Achyut.P, Bhatla N., Kumar U., Verma H., Bhattacharya S., Singh, G., Verma, R. (2017).
Changing Course: Implementation and Evaluation of the Gender Equity Movement in Schools (GEMS) program in specific sites –Vietnam, India and Bangladesh. New Delhi: International Center for Research on Women