While there is no doubt that education is transformative, simply going to school is not enough. Real learning, the process of receiving and distilling information, of thinking and creating and producing and socializing, is less likely to happen if a child is scared or traumatized.
Learners with disabilities are disproportionately affected by school violence and bullying at all ages and in all learning settings. This has significant adverse impacts on their education, health and well-being.
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).
This report details the findings from a second nationwide survey of gender and sexuality diverse Australian secondary school students.
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.
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.
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.
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.