In Mali, young women's psychological characteristics are strongly associated with their sexual experience (including the timing of their first sexual encounter) and ultimately with their ability to protect themselves from sexual health risks.
The factsheet briefly describes the HIV/AIDS pandemic, mother-to-child transmission, and explains why girls and young women are particularly vulnerable to HIV infection.
The factsheet addresses the issue of families that: families are diverse; abuse and violations can occur within families; and many children grow up or spend part of their children outside of a family unit. Key actions for governments and civil society are suggested.
Senior experts from the ministries of education and from other ministries, such as health, coming from13 ECOWAS nations and other countries from Eastern and Southern Africa, from universities, from social partners in education, non-governmental organisations, from UN system organisations at headq
The end of the programme report of FOCUS on Young Adults (1995-2001). The report presents an assessment of programme approaches and recommendations to influence the direction of future Young Adult Reproductive Health (YARH) policies, strategies, programmes, evaluation and research
This report discusses the intervention and mitigaiton methods introduced by the Ministry of Education of Swaziland in order to combat the increasing prevalennce rates of HIV/AIDS in the 15-24 age group.
The paper presents a brief report, a presentation of consensus statements, the evidence-base for these statements, and their implications for actions.
Despite the potentially extremely serious impacts of HIV/AIDS on education in Malawi, very little attention had been devoted to this fundamentally important problem.
In the SADC region, the HIV/AIDS rate is one of the fastest growing. This is especially true in the case of young adults and adolescent children. It is important to begin indoctrinating these children with comprehensive health skills and stronger self esteem to protect themselves.
The report presents a profile of youth in South Asia with regard to gender equality, quality education, access to health information and services, support and protection from parents, peers, and caregivers.