Amanda Wendt

Amanda Wendt
Designation: Working Group Leader, Climate Change and Health, PIK
Amanda joined PIK in 2019 and leads the Climate Change and Health Working Group. She graduated from Emory University in 2014 with a PhD in Nutrition and Health Sciences. Her dissertation focused on an evaluation of the government’s iron and folic acid supplementation of pregnant women during antenatal care in Bihar, India.

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Innovative study to measure gender norm foundations and change in rural Bangladesh

Gender norms or shared beliefs about what women and men ought to do in a particular social context determine how they interact with each other. A critical shift away from regressive gender norms is imperative to make progress toward gender equality. But these norms are considered particularly resistant to change and are often the reason behind limited impacts of development programs on gender equality and women’s empowerment.