THE FUTURE OF YOUNG PEOPLE

The ESA Commitment is about securing

levels among young people

Teachers are critical to improving HIV knowledge

of the esa commitment

young people are at the center

Promoting healthy and safe learning environments

Why Engage with the ESA Commitment

Advocacy

On 7 December 2013, Ministers of Education and Health from 20 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa agreed to work collaboratively towards the highest possible level of health, education, non-discrimination, and well-being of adolescents and young people.

Accountability

20 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa adopted the ESA Commitment that assures adolescents young people access to Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Friendly Health Services as part of regional efforts to address high HIV infection, STIs and teenage pregnancy.

Take Action

With more that 65% of the region’s population, adolescents and young people are at the core of ESA Commitment. The region aspires for “a young African, a global citizen who is empowered, educated, healthy, resilient and socially responsible“. Play your part in realising the commitment.

Brief Timeline of the ESA Commitment

MAKE YOUNG PEOPLE PART OF THE SOLUTION.
TIME TO ACT NOW.

Young people in Eastern and Southern Africa lack basic knowledge of and access to crucial sexual and reproductive heath information and services, including issues related to HIV and pregnancy prevention.

Enter Young People Today…an initiative, supported by the United Nations, the Southern African Development Community, the East African Community and Civil Society Organizations to improve the health and well-being of young people in the region.

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