The Multi-sectoral Mechanism for Prevention, Reporting, Referral, Response to Violence and Assistance to Victims at school aims to contribute to a safe and healthy school environment by preventing, responding to violence at school and assisting victims, including sexual violence.
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.
Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) promotes young people’s healthy sexual decisions. This study assessed the level of provision of CSE in schools in ten sites in six Southern African countries from the perspectives of learners and teachers.
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 specific purpose of the research study is to generate evidence on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted adolescents’ and young people’s access to and realization of their SRHR.
Adolescent and young mothers are a priority population for UNICEF in Eastern and Southern Africa, including those who are affected by HIV.
Building on postcolonial feminist scholars and critical anthropological work, this paper analyses the frequent deployment of the notion of ‘culture’ by decision-makers, educators, international agency staff and young people in the design, delivery and uptake of sexuality and HIV prevention educat
Through the Purchase from Africans for Africa programme (PAA Africa), the FAO has been engaging in providing technical support to African Governments for building adapted and operational public food procurement methods from smallholder farmers for school feeding.
This review provides an overview of MHM policies and programmes in the ESA region, with a focus on education, school and community-based sexuality education, WASH, sexual and reproductive health, workplace support and humanitarian programming, as well as opening up the discussion regarding margin
The iCAN package aims to help address the challenges facing adolescents and young people living in the East and Southern Africa (ESA) region.