The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked unprecedented havoc on children, families and communities around the globe, disrupting vital services and putting millions of lives at risk. Since March, attempts to avert the global health crisis have seen nationwide school closures in 194 countries.
School closures are a common short run policy response to viral epidemics. The authors study the persistent post-epidemic impacts of this on the economic lives of young women in Sierra Leone, a context where women frequently experience sexual violence and face multiple economic disadvantages.
Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in the world. Several recent research studies have generated evidence as to why.
To date most studies of the impact of school-based sex education have focused either on specific, local interventions or experiences at a national level.
This report examines the trends of sexual and reproductive health behavior over a 9-year period (2008-2017) in the Philippines. The analysis utilizes data from three nationally representative household surveys conducted by The Demographic and Health Surveys Program in 2008, 2013, and 2017.
Global investments in girls’ education have been motivated, in part, by an expectation that more-educated women will have smaller and healthier families.
The situational analysis presents the latest data on the magnitude of Early and unintended pregnancy (EUP) and the impact on girls’ education in the ESA region.
Abortion continues to be a key contributor to maternal mortalities and morbidities in the Arab states region.
This briefing paper summarises the state of current knowledge and programming on teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone and identifies some key gaps.
Child marriage is being increasingly recognized globally as a fundamental violation of human rights. Child marriages occur globally in varying degrees across countries and regions. South Asia alone accounted for almost half of the total number of child marriages that have occurred globally.