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Situational Analysis on Early and Unintended Pregnancy in Eastern and Southern Africa

February 2018

Year: 2018
May 21, 2019 CSE, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Sexuality Education, Youth Friendly Health Services

Early and unintended pregnancy (EUP) is a global public health concern. Extremely prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa, it is driven by multiple factors, including poverty, lack of information and access to reproductive health services, cultural norms, peer pressure, and sexual coercion and abuse. Among other negative consequences for adolescent girls, including for their health, social, and economic outcomes, EUP jeopardizes educational attainment due to school dropout and decreased school completion. Preventing EUP is therefore an important component of a wider response to ensuring the right to education for all girls, requiring an effective response from the education sector in collaboration with other sectors.

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Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Education for a Healthy Future

Year: 2018
May 21, 2019 CSE, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Sexuality Education, Youth Friendly Health Services

Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is a curriculum-based process of teaching and learning about the cognitive, emotional,physical, and social aspects of sexuality. It aims to equip children and young people with knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values that will empower them to realize their health, well-being and dignity; develop respectful social and sexual relationships; consider how their choices affect their own well-being and that of others; and understand and ensure the protection of their rights throughout their lives.

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Introducing the Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future (O3) Programme

2018-2022

Year: 2018
May 21, 2019 CSE, HIV/AIDS, Youth Friendly Health Services

The O3 Programme commenced in 2018 and supports delivery of good quality comprehensive sexuality education that empowers adolescents and young people and build agency, while developing the skills, knowledge, attitudes and competencies required for preventing HIV, reducing early and unintended pregnancies, and eliminating gender- based violence.

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iCAN Package Workbook



Year: 2016
December 12, 2018 AIDS, CSE, HIV, HIV/AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Friendly Health Services

The iCAN Package is made up of four core Modules: iPositive, iAspire, iProtect and iAction. This workbook contains all the activities described in the iCAN Facilitator’s Guide so young people can work through the activities to enable sharing and learning within a workshop or training setting.

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iCAN Package Facilitator’s Manual



Year: 2016
December 12, 2018 AIDS, CSE, HIV, HIV/AIDS, Youth Friendly Health Services

This Facilitator’s Guide and the accompanying workbook were made possible through close collaboration between UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) and the SAfAIDS Regional Office. Overall conceptualisation, guidance and oversight for the package’s development was provided by Dr. Asha Mohamud, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy Advisor, UNFPA ESARO.

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Emerging Evidence, Lessons and Practice in Comprehensive Sexuality Education – A Global Review 2015



Year: 2015
November 20, 2018 CSE

This report provides an overview of the status of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) implementation and coverage on a global level. It draws on specific information about the status
of CSE in 48 countries, generated through analysis of existing resources and studies. The report examines the evidence base for CSE and its positive impact on health outcomes, takes stock
of political support for CSE, and examines how the various global and regional commitments have had an impact at national levels on the delivery of CSE in practice. The current review represents the first in a series of periodic reports that aim to monitor the global implementation of CSE.

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