This report looks at the relationships between sexual and reproductive health and rights and girls’ education. It is primarily focused on what we know about lower and middle-income countries (LMICs).
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.
Despite the progress made in the past 10 years, with a 46% decline in new HIV infections among young people (15–24 years), the world is still behind on achieving the targets set for young people.
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.
We developed and validated a measure that assesses the latent construct of sexual and reproductive empowerment among adolescents and young adults.
This review provides an update to the 2015 report highlighting the current status of young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and examines key SRHR priorities in Asia and the Pacific to support informed policy, programming and advocacy.
India has made important gains in improving the sexual and reproductive health of women and young people.
The purpose of this review is to critically analyse the extant research and help readers understand the ways the school-based comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) can contribute towards youth development and urge policymakers to implement nationwide good-quality, scientific, culturally relevan
School-based sex education plays a vital role in the sexual health and well-being of young people. Little is known, however, about the effectiveness of efforts beyond pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease prevention.
This SADC SRHR scorecard is a high-level strategic tool to track progress at a political level across the SADC region in the implementation of the Strategy for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in the SADC Region 2019– 2030, the Maputo Plan of Action (2016–2030), the Programme of A