Save the Children launched a global research study to generate rigorous evidence on how the COVID-19 pandemic and measures implemented to mitigate it are impacting children’s health, nutrition, learning, wellbeing, protection, family finances and poverty, and to identify children’s and their fami
Governments worldwide have implemented measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, including school closures, home isolation/quarantine and community lockdown, all of which have had secondary impacts on children and their households.
Despite the existence of preventive policies across sub-Saharan Africa, countries within the sub-region lead global rankings for rates of adolescent pregnancy.
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.
The guidelines aim to inform the decision-making process regarding school reopening, support national preparations and guide the implementation process, as part of overall public health and education planning processes.
This document is a supplement to the Framework for reopening schools, which provides practical, high-level guidance on how to reopen. As more countries move in that direction, lessons are beginning to emerge on what is working.
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).
Adolescent and young mothers are a priority population for UNICEF in Eastern and Southern Africa, including those who are affected by HIV.
This paper was commissioned by the UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa as background document to inform the adaptation of Connect with Respect, a classroom programme aiming to prevent violence in schools.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of our lives. As schools are closing and lockdowns are imposed, many children and young people are spending increased time at home. Much of that time might be spent online, often for longer than usual.