Resources / Publication, Report

A report Informing approaches to the prevention of school-related gender based violence in East and Southern Africa

A report Informing approaches to the prevention of school-related gender based violence in East and Southern Africa

Year: 2020
October 12, 2020 CSE, Sexual and Reproductive Health

UNESCO commissioned this desk review to inform the adaptation, trial and delivery of the prevention education resource Connect with Respect: Preventing gender-based violence within schools (CWR) within the East and Southern Africa region (ESA). The CWR resource guides teachers in providing gender-based violence-prevention education for secondary school students. It was initially developed for UNESCO Asia and Pacific. Connect with Respect (2016) is a research-informed education resource which teaches the communication skills for respectful gender relationships. It provides learning activities about gender and equality, the effects of gender-based violence, positive gender role models, peer support skills for people who witness violence, and help-seeking skills for those who experience violence.

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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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