Resources / Report

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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Regional Training Module for Teacher Training on Comprehensive Sexuality Education for East and Southern Africa



Year: 2016
June 20, 2018 CSE, Sexuality Education

The module was developed as a resource to support pre–service training of teachers for the delivery of school–based sexuality education in East and Southern Africa. Designed for trainers who are delivering pre–service training on sexuality education in the region, the material provides a core set of lesson plans to equip teachers with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to deliver effective sexuality education in the classroom. While the material is focused on training teachers for school–based sexuality education, the material can be adapted to out–of–school environments. Further, given the importance of local realities within which sexuality education is being delivered, trainers are encouraged to further adapt the lessons to their particular country contexts where possible. Examples of such opportunities for adaptation are noted within the material. The module includes nine core sessions lasting approximately 38 hours, requiring a total of 42 hours in its totality, inclusive of “stepping out” time described further below. Trainers can use the module to tailor trainings according to the number of days/hours available for training teachers. A 5–day sample training agenda is included in Appendix I. The nine core sessions in the module are as follows: 1. Introductions and Launch of the Training. 2. Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in East and Southern Africa. 3. Talking About Sexuality Education. 4. Getting Ready to Teach Sexuality Education. 5. Effective Teaching Methodologies for Sexuality Education. 6. Knowing Your Content. 7. Classroom Management. 8. Application, Practice and Resources. 9. Understanding Human Rights Agreements, Legal, and Professional Ethics.

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CSE Scale-up in Practice

Case Studies from Eastern and Southern Africa

Year: 2017
June 14, 2018 CSE

This report is produced by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), under the leadership of the UNESCO HIV and Health Education Team for Eastern and Southern Africa. The report documents the process of scaling up comprehensive sexuality education and the status of sexuality education in East and Southern Africa.

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