Adolescents in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) are key to achieving the global goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. ESA is home to 1.74 million adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV), representing 60 per cent of this population globally.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all aspects of young people’s lives, including their schooling, livelihoods and gender relations, as well as their access to youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services.
This brief is part of a series on gender norms and their impact on young adolescent SRH. This particular edition looks at the key findings of the baseline data collected in May 2019 from 907 adolescent boys and girls aged 10-15 years, with a mean age of 11.7 years.
In Senegal, adolescents aged between 10 and 19 years, and young adults aged 20-24 represent 22.5% and 9% of the general population respectively (ANSD, RGPHAE 2013).
Dans le cadre de son soutien au projet de renforcement du suivi, de la documentation et de l'évaluation des programmes d'éducation à la santé reproductive des adolescents et jeunes au Bénin, en Côte d'Ivoire, au Togo et au Niger pour en améliorer la qualité et la couverture, l’OMS
Background: The youths in Zambia have limited access to information concerning Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) and this puts them at risk of unwanted pregnancies.
UNFPA-ESARO contracted with an independent consultant to review the existing literature relating to adolescent rites of passage and initiation ceremonies in four countries in Southern Africa (Malawi, Eswatini, South Africa and Zambia), to assess the impacts of these rites on young people in those
This study looks at the drivers of unintended pregnancy, HIV and violence among adolescents in Homa Bay County, Kenya. The study also looks at the economic, social, legal and associated challenges faced by adolescent girls around unintended pregnancies and HIV.
This guidance note describes the dominant adolescent rites of passage and initiation ceremonies in four countries in the Southern African region (Malawi, Eswatini, South Africa and Zambia).
The Safeguard Young People Programme has been implemented by UNFPA and its regional and national partners since November 2013 in eight Southern African countries.