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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Resources / Brochure

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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Resources / Manual

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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ALL IN: Catalysing the HIV Response for Adolescents



Year: 2018
August 3, 2018 AIDS, HIV, HIV/AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health

This report brings together information and data from the All In process in Eastern and Southern Africa. The Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) is home to approximately 60 per cent of the world’s adolescents
aged 10-19 years who are living with HIV. With this report, we hope partners in ESAR will be better equipped to apply and support efforts to end adolescent AIDS.

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Report on Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) Ministerial Commitment Meeting and Affirmation Ceremony



Year: 2013
June 14, 2018 CSE, HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Friendly Health Services

On the 6th and 7th of December 2013, Ministers of Education and Health and their technical representatives from 20 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa met at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa to affirm their commitment to strengthening HIV prevention efforts and fostering positive health outcomes through improved access to quality, comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) as well as sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services for young people in the region.

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Fulfilling Our Promise to Young People Today

2013 - 2015 Progress Report

Year: 2013
June 14, 2018 CSE, HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Friendly Health Services

This report presents the progress made after two years of implementation (2013-2015), and proves that with targeted interventions, sound strategies, adequate resources, and political will, the ESA Commitment targets are attainable. The data presented was obtained and validated through a multi-sectoral country reporting process as stipulated by the respective coordination mechanisms of the ESA Commitment.

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Resources / Guide, Report

Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Package for Men and Adolescent Boys



Year: 2017
June 14, 2018 Men and Boys, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Friendly Health Services

The Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Package for Men and Adolescent Boys has been developed to support providers of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to increase the range and quality of services to meet the specific and diverse needs of men and adolescent boys. This package focuses specifically on the provision of such services integrated within clinical and non-clinical contexts and follows a gender-transformative approach. It covers men and adolescent boys in all their diversity and takes a positive approach to SRH, seeing this not just as the absence of disease, but the positive expression of one’s gender, sex and sexuality.

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Civil Society Engagement Strategy on Eastern and Southern Africa Ministerial Commitment on SRH, CSE and HIV



Year: 2015
June 13, 2018 AIDS, CSE, Gender Equality, HIV/AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Friendly Health Services

UNESCO, in collaboration with UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF and other UN partners, EAC, SADC, CSOs, religious
and youth leaders led an initiative aimed at securing commitment from Ministers of Education and Health from 20 Eastern and Southern African countries, to accelerate access to comprehensive sexuality education and health
services for young people in the region.

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