NEW YORK, 25 Nov 2019 – 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an annual global campaign designed to mobilise action to end gender-based violence (GBV) in all its forms. The campaign runs from 25 November to 10 December. School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) is defined as ‘acts or threats of sexual, physical, or psychological […]

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Launch of the "Let's Talk" National Campaign on Early and Unintended Pregnancy in South Africa

by Oratilwe Moerane I am 19 years of age, a mother to a 2 year old little cute man. "Being a teen mum means we met a little early but it also means that I get to love you a little longer."Broken dreams due to teenage pregnancy: I always…
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“Let’s Talk!” Campaign Launch in Harare: Eliminating Early and Unintended Pregnancy

Harare, Zimbabwe - 24 October 2019: Over 2,000 students, teachers and civil society representatives  convened at the Makomo Primary School in the outskirts of Harare for the national launch of the “Let’s Talk!” Campaign on early…
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Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future (O3) Malawi Launch

UNESCO officially launched the Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future (O3) Programme in Malawi in partnership with the Ministry of Science, Education and Technology and the Norwegian Embassy in Lilongwe on 10 October 2019. The launch culminated…
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World Teachers' Day 2019

Held annually on 5 October since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This Recommendation sets benchmarks regarding the rights and…
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Multi-partner Regional Launch of "Let’s Talk" Campaign to Reduce Early and Unintended Pregnancy

UNESCO in partnership with UNFPA, SAfAIDS, and Save the Children Sweden launched the Let’s Talk! campaign on the 31st of July 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa.Let’s Talk! is a social and behaviour change campaign to reduce early and unintended…

Capacity Building workshop for print & Broadcast Media on Early and Unintended Pregnancy

Media practitioners from print and electronic media houses across 13 countries in East and Southern Africa (ESA) are making concerted efforts to tackle Early and Unintended Pregnancy (EUP) in the region. This builds on from a 3-day training…