Menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) is essential to the well-being and empowerment of women and adolescent girls.
The Centre for Social Research (CSR), University of Malawi, and the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) implemented a mixed-methods study in Blantyre, Malawi, to understand how early and unintended pregnancy culminates in the social exclusion of adolescent mothers.
Children in sub-Saharan African countries face higher exposure to gender-based violence (GBV) compared to their counterparts in other world regions (United Nations Children’s Fund [UNICEF], 2014). When GBV occurs in schools, it severely endangers access to education.
The convergence of young people’s increased access globally to smartphones and the Internet and their continued unmet needs around comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) have prompted many new sexuality education initiatives delivered through digital tools and platforms.
The overarching aim of this project is to generate rigorous evidence that provides insights on how policymakers and program implementers can support adolescent mothers to continue their education, as well as improve their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and mental health.
Les grossesses chez les adolescentes constituent un problème mondial. Les adolescentes concernées, qu’elles soient enceintes ou mères, sont susceptibles d’avoir des problèmes liés à la santé, au bien-être socio-économique et à la poursuite de leur scolarité.
This report, based on research undertaken from March to December 2021, provides findings and operational guidance for the implementation of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) across Plan International and beyond.
Since 2007, the longitudinal and qualitative ‘Real Choices, Real Lives’ (RCRL) study has been tracking the lives of girls and their families in nine countries around the world.
This research, conducted by the Centre for Health Ethics Law and Development (CHELD) sought to assess the level of male engagement by Women’s Rights Organisations (WROs) involved in the campaign against sexual violence in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
This report summarises key findings from 27 Young Lives publications on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) across five themes: female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C); marriage and cohabitation; contraception knowledge and use; pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting; and SRH services.