Information Notes are compiled for Members and Committees of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong.
China boasts one of the largest adolescent populations in the world, with 165 million in total (United Nations, 2017).
Did you know that there are 815 million people in the world that go to bed hungry, while 1.9 billion people are overweight? The world has set a challenge to achieve Zero Hunger and better nutrition by 2030. But governments can’t do it alone - everyone has a role to play.
School violence and bullying occurs throughout the world and affects a significant proportion of children and adolescents. It not only negatively impacts their educational outcomes, but harms their physical health and emotional well-being.
More than 246 million children are subjected to gender-based violence in or around schools every year. This is a violation of their human rights, and a form of gender-discrimination that has far-reaching physical, psychological and educational consequences.
This executive summary provides the key messages espoused in the main report.
Students learn best in schools that provide safety and social support. However, some young people experience violence and harassment in, around, and on the way to school. This includes gender-based violence (GBV), which can take many different forms.
UNAIDS and the UN World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty (ST-EP) Foundation have released a new book on HIV for children. The book is about two friends, Kendi and Kayla. Kendi is living with HIV.
Focusing Resources on Effective School Health (FRESH), an intersectoral partnership, has developed Monitoring and Evaluation Guidance for School Health Programmes.
The lessons contained in this packet provide a means for educators to begin to address homophobic bullying in their school setting. The four activities proposed are aimed at both primary and secondary level classes.