[:en]8 December 2016

To help end a global phenomenon that affects millions of children, families and communities worldwide, UNESCO and UN Women released a Global Guidance on Addressing School Related Gender-Based Violence on the 8 December 2016.

Every year, an estimated 246 million children are subject to some form of gender-based violence – mistreatment, viagra femme prix indication bullying, psychological abuse and sexual harassment.

Developed with a dedicated Global Working Group*, the Guidance was commissioned to help ministries of education and education stakeholders understand more about School Related Gender-Based Violence  (SRGBV) and identify ways to both prevent it and respond effectively when it happens.

The Global Guidance is a comprehensive, one-stop resource providing key principles, practical strategies, case studies and recommended tools for education sectors and their partners working to eliminate gender-based violence in educational settings. The Guidance lays out a 6-prong approach that begins with leadership and includes legislative reform, integrating the issue into national policies and plans, and ensuring that schools are safe and supportive.

“For millions of children and young people across the world, the school environment is not the safe and supportive place it should be,” said UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova. “Instead, school days are marred by gender-based violence, which includes bullying, verbal and sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and corporal punishment. Girls are particularly vulnerable, while situations of protracted conflict, http://www.cialisgeneriquefr24.com/tadalafil-efficacite/ displacement and poverty exacerbate the risks of gender based violence.”

SRGBV has very real consequences in learners’ lives, ranging from low self-esteem and depression, to early and unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections such as HIV. This violence also has a serious impact on educational outcomes, with many students achieving lower grades than expected, avoiding school or dropping out completely, resulting in girls achieving below their potential.

“Until School-Related Gender-Based Violence is eliminated in and around schools across the world, many of the ambitious targets set by the global community through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to provide safe and supportive learning environments, to achieve gender equality and to end violence against women and girls, will not be realized,” said UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

The Guidance – launched during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence global campaign – highlights that schools can play a key role in helping children and young people develop healthy attitudes that can help prevent this form of violence and foster gender equality. Education’s role in challenging gender and social norms around violence are a cornerstone of any prevention efforts.

The other components of the comprehensive approach promoted by this Guidance include providing safe and accessible procedures for reporting violent incidents, engaging with partners such as teachers’ unions and families, and, improving monitoring systems to understand the scale and scope of violence.

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[:en]Members of Parliament from Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) came together in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 16 – 17 November, to discuss the landmark 2013 ESA Commitment; which saw 20 ESA countries committing to scaling-up comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for young people.

The meeting was hosted by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum, UNESCO and UNFPA in east and southern Africa, with financial support from the Embassy of Sweden and Norway in Lusaka, Zambia. It brought together Chairpersons of Parliamentary Committees responsible for gender, education and health from Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, with technical experts from UNESCO and UNFPA.

Dr Patricia Machawira, UNESCO’s Regional HIV and Health Education Advisor for eastern and southern Africa, welcomed the engagement and interest of the parliamentarians in advocating for reduced HIV infections, teenage pregnancy, school-related gender-based violence, and child marriage among young people in the ESA region.

“With a large proportion of population under the age of 24, the eastern and southern African region has a major opportunity to ensure that the next generation of active, adult citizens is able to contribute to social, economic and human development,” Dr Machawira said.
“However, with the highest rates of adolescent pregnancy in the world, coupled with high rates of new HIV infections, particularly among young women and low levels of HIV knowledge this opportunity may not be fully realized.”
The attending Members of Parliament Committed to complementing the work of national ministries of education, youth and others; development partners, civil society organisations and communities to strengthen advocacy for CSE in parliaments and with the public through more effective use of questions in parliaments, motions, ministerial statements and public hearings.

The meeting builds on and gives momentum to the resolutions of the July 2016 high-level government dialogue Fulfilling Our Promise To Young People Today, which marked progress made since the endorsement of the ESA Commitment. The event, held on the sidelines of the 2016 AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa , brought together Ministers and representatives from government, development, and civil society from across Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA). The event saw the launch of the 2013-2015 Progress Review on the ESA Commitment (English, French, Portuguese).

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