Resources / Guidelines, Publication

International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education

An evidence-informed approach

Year: 2017
June 14, 2018 CSE

This revised edition of the International technical guidance on sexuality education was commissioned by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) plays a central role in the preparation of young people for a safe, productive, fulfilling life in a world where HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), unintended pregnancies, gender-based violence (GBV) and gender inequality still pose serious risks to their well-being.

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Resources / Publication, Report

One Year in Review 2013-2014

East and Southern Africa Commitment

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

In December 2013, ministers of education and health from twenty ESA countries affirmed and endorsed their joint commitment to deliver comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services for young people. The ESA Commitment document was developed based on a Regional Report, “Young People Today: Time to Act Now” which reviewed the trends and status of sexual and reproductive health and HIV among adolescents and young people in the ESA Region including comprehensive sexuality education and service needs.

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Resources / Brochure, Infograph, Publication

ESA Commitment Roadmap 2020

Year: 2016
June 13, 2018 CSE

A young African, a global citizen who is empowered, educated, healthy, resilient and socially responsible – an autonomous decision-maker and has the capacity to reach their full potential and contribute to the development of their community, country and the region.

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Adolescent Boys and Young Men

Engaging them as Supporters of Gender Equality and Health and Understanding Their Vulnerabilities

Year: 2016
June 13, 2018 Gender Equality, Men and Boys, Sexual and Reproductive Health

This study of Adolescent Boys and Young Men highlights the importance of engaging adolescent boys and young men in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender equality. not only is this engagement essential to achieve the full equality of women and girls, it also positively impacts the lives of men and boys themselves. This paper establishes a conceptual framework for engaging adolescent boys and young men. It reviews current research on boys’ and young men’s specific risks and realities in relation to their general health status, violence, sexuality and sexual and reproductive health, media violence, sexual exploitation, and other vulnerabilities. it also discusses the implications of these issues on the lives of women and girls. The final sections review concrete ways to work with adolescent boys and young men on sexual and reproductive health services, comprehensive sexuality education, fatherhood and caregiving, and the elimination of violence against women and girls, as well as how a masculinity lens contributes to understanding youth violence prevention in general. Overall, this paper aims to underscore that girls and
boys stand to reap lifelong benefits when young men and boys are engaged in a more holistic approach to gender equality.

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Resources / Guide, Publication

Ending the AIDS epidemic for adolescents, with adolescents

A practical guide to meaningfully engage adolescents in the AIDS response

Year: 2016
June 13, 2018 AIDS, HIV, HIV/AIDS

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to programme designers, implementers, policy and decision makers on how to meaningfully engage adolescents in the AIDS response and broader health programming, and to demonstrate why adolescents and youth are critical in efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. It also highlights what steps should be taken to implement programmes and policies that improve adolescent health outcomes (including for HIV) at the national, regional and global levels.

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Resources / Publication, Toolkit

Strengthening Civil Society Organizations and Government Partnerships to Scale Up Approaches

Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Year: 2016
June 12, 2018 Gender Equality, Men and Boys

This tool is a living document that provides guidance on good partnership practices that promote strong relationships between civil society organizations and government representatives on engaging men and boys in gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Its goal is to strengthen these partnerships in order to enable the scale up and/or institutionalization of evidence-based approaches to engaging men and boys.

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Resources / Policy Document, Publication

Regional Accountability Framework

Ministerial Commitment on comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and young people in Eastern and Southern African (ESA)

June 9, 2018 CSE, HIV, Youth Friendly Health Services

The accountability framework has been developed as a tool to monitor country and regional progress towards the agreed commitments as set out in the ESA Ministerial commitment document.

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