This report presents the findings and recommendations of the baseline survey for the UNESCO supported “Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future (O3 PLUS)" project to be implemented in 24 HTEIs in Zambia and Zimbabwe from January 2021 to December 2024.
The O3 PLUS Project seeks to ensure that young people in higher and tertiary education institutions (HTEIs) realize positive health, education, and gender equality outcomes through sustained reductions in new HIV infections, unintended pregnancy and sexual and g
Like all young people, those living with disabilities have dreams and ambitions, interests and desires, and hopes for their futures.
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.
This summary report provides an overview of the interventions and results achieved by civil society, particularly Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) in contributing to promoting a culture of inclusivity of women and girls with disabilities in eliminating Sexual Gender-Based Violenc
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.
School-related gender-based violence remains a pervasive and persistent threat to the rights, ability to learn, safety, physical health and emotional wellbeing of learners across the globe.
This report presents findings from a research activity investigating the cultural and contextual relevance of Connect with Respect, a teaching intervention devised to advance teaching for the prevention of gender-based violence (GBV).
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.
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.