In order to better address SRHR care access needs for young women and adolescent girls in humanitarian settings, greater insight is required into the needs and experiences of this population.
This paper explores adolescent pregnancies, child marriages and early unions in Southeast Asia and the Pacific by investigating their prevalence, trends, drivers, patterns and typologies.
The data presented here has been collected by: demographic and health surveys; education management and information systems; and UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNESCO Institute for Statistics and WHO surveys. These are national, official and country-validated data collected between 2010 and 2019.
Menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) is essential to the well-being and empowerment of women and adolescent girls.
In 2021-22, Education International (EI), with the technical support of Gender at Work (G@W), implemented a nine-month learning cycle to build further momentum among education unions in Africa to take action to end School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV).
This report summarises lessons learned by the GEC since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. It also outlines the ‘principles’ which have guided action planning at every level and provides a timeline (including phases of response management) for effective action.
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities acknowledges the rights of people with disability to “sexual health, safety in relationships and a full and meaningful social and intimate life.” UNESCO’s International Guidelines on Sexuality Education states that all youths including
Early adolescence and puberty are turbulent times with significant changes in young people’s life. Most parents want to support their children as they go through this phase of changes in their life, however, often are unsure how to start conversations or how to address sensitive topics.
The Centre for Social Research (CSR), University of Malawi, and the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) implemented a mixed-methods study in Blantyre, Malawi, to understand how early and unintended pregnancy culminates in the social exclusion of adolescent mothers.
Children in sub-Saharan African countries face higher exposure to gender-based violence (GBV) compared to their counterparts in other world regions (United Nations Children’s Fund [UNICEF], 2014). When GBV occurs in schools, it severely endangers access to education.