Studies on school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) in Malawi report that cases of abuse and violence relate to the age and sex of victims. Violence and abuse mostly target the young and females.
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.
The purpose of this study was to categorize and determine the extent of youth engagement in HIV prevention research in sub-Saharan Africa using a scoping review. The authors found limited youth engagement in youth HIV prevention intervention studies in sub-Saharan Africa.
A new advocacy initiative for adolescent girls’ education and empowerment in sub-Saharan Africa, backed by an unstoppable coalition for change led by adolescent girls and young women, is being launched in 2021.
The authors examine the effects of HIV-infection on school attendance in Zimbabwe using recent nationally representative data of 11,673 children aged 6–18 years. They employ a non-linear multivariate decomposition approach to examine how HIV affects gender gaps in school attendance.
In working towards creating inclusive education systems, many countries have failed to address discrimination and exclusion on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and variations of sex characteristics.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic in the DRC, the Social Sciences Analytics Cell (CASS) has conducted integrated analyses of the impact of the pandemic and response on the health, protection, and economic security of communities.
COVID-19 has resulted in Ministries of Education across the world, including Namibia, having to Re-think, Re-imagine, Re-innovate and Re-design the provisions of education in a way that best meets the needs of all learners and teachers.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an unprecedented shutdown of society. Among the various safety measures taken, much attention has been given to school closure as a non-pharmaceutical mitigation tool to curb the spread of the disease through ensuring “social” (physical) distancing.