Research & Evidence

South Sudan Social Norms Assessment

In 2021, MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience conducted an assessment of social norms related to voluntary family planning and reproductive health in South Sudan. The assessment also explored issues around menstrual hygiene management, gender-baed violence, and health-seeking behavior. Recommendations from the study include building positive norms to promote family planning; supporting male engagement strategies; engaging influencers as change agents in social norms transformation; and including health providers as partners in social and behavior change and social norms transformation. Study findings, which provide rich insights into how social norms influence and hinder women’s agency to use modern contraception, will inform ongoing MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience family planning and reproductive health programming.

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