School closures are a common short run policy response to viral epidemics. The authors study the persistent post-epidemic impacts of this on the economic lives of young women in Sierra Leone, a context where women frequently experience sexual violence and face multiple economic disadvantages.
School-based comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) can help adolescents acquire crucial knowledge and skills to achieve their full potential, particularly in low- and middle-income countries with higher rates of negative sexual and reproductive outcomes.
Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in the world. Several recent research studies have generated evidence as to why.
This regional report entitled “Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services - Key elements for implementation and scaling up in West and Central Africa” is complementary to the previous regional report on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and documents, through co
There has been very little research globally on the implementation of national policy interventions to address School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV).
The Education International (EI) initiative 'Education Unions Take Action to End School Related Gender Based Violence', is part of more than 30 years of international advocacy to advance gender equality in education and in unions. In 2016, 7 teacher unions i.e.
Teachers can feel uncomfortable teaching sexuality education when the content conflicts with their cultural values and beliefs.
This report presents findings from a research activity investigating the cultural and contextual relevance of Connect with Respect, a teaching intervention devised to advance teaching for the prevention of gender-based violence (GBV).
With a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalence of 2.1% among 15–24 year olds, opportunities for further integration of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV prevention services for young people in Uganda exist.
The Country Cases Series are developed within UNFPA's project “Out-of-School Comprehensive sexuality education for those left furthest behind” in Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran and Malawi, with the financial support of Norway.