Gender Norms: A Key to Improving Outcomes Among Young Latinas

Decades of research has found that when young women and men internalize rigid ideals of femininity and masculinity, they have markedly lower life outcomes in a cluster of related areas that include health, education, reproductive health, and economic security. Yet few program officers or grantees are challenged to do innovative work around gender like they are race and class. This report, prepared in partnership with Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), TrueChild, and Frontlines Solutions, will help funders understand what gender norms are, how they impact young Latinas, and how to adopt an intersectional approach that connects race, class, and gender to increase the social return on their philanthropic investment.