Ministers of education, health, gender, and youth in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA), expressed support to continue their joint efforts towards creating a brighter future for adolescents and young people in the region by empowering the youth and protecting their health and well-being to achieve
A general consensus exists among Member States that gaining academic knowledge on its own is not enough for young people to play a role as active citizens and face the socioeconomic realities in their lives, in order to avoid inequity, poverty, discrimination, marginalisation and exclusion.
This technical brief aims to inform and support global dialogue and accelerate action on prioritizing services and support for adolescent and young mothers living with HIV.
These global standards will support early child education and care providers in providing healthy foods and beverages and ensuring young children are sufficiently physically active, avoid excess sedentary time and get enough sleep whilst attending childcare and education facilities.
Media coverage and country-level studies have highlighted violence - including sexual and physical abuse - against girls in schools as an important problem in need of immediate attention.
This study aimed to understand how schools across a range of contexts approached the development and delivery of their current Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) curriculum, as well as any specific considerations that may have been given to teaching the topics outlined in the
While violence against children (VAC) has been a long-established global concern, more recently attention has been drawn to how violence occurs in and around schools (VACS) and the role of education in preventing and responding to violence.
Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) face serious challenges to fulfilling their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), including vulnerability to HIV, sexually transmitted infections, unintended and unsafe pregnancy.
The National Plan of Action (NPA) on Adolescents and Teenage Pregnancy was first developed in 2019, to guide the implementation of programmes.
The education sector, both formal and informal, has a key role to play in supporting learners living with HIV to fulfil their right to education in a safe, supportive, inclusive and enabling learning environment.