(October 2013 - October 2016)
The Collective has been engaged by UNICEF to study Adolescents "Being an Adolescent in Karachi" under Programme: YS-104 - Child protection. The purpose of this study is to see the state of adolescents through quantitative and qualitative research. The quantitative survey instruments include community profile, household, and adolescent questionnaires with time use survey designed with the help of an extensive literature review. The survey will be conducted in 120 sampled lower income localities of Karachi. Survey participants will be stratified by sex and age (younger 10-14 years, and older 15-19 years) in 20 eligible households of each site. The qualitative design will be based on three main themes of study: negotiation of physical mobility and agency; adolescent unemployment and entry into the world of work and adolescentsí perceptions and attitudes with respect to identity and group affiliation. Both qualitative and quantitative data collected will be analysed and used for understanding the state of adolescents in urban Karachi.