CALL FOR PROPOSALS Evaluation of the Ministerial Commitment on comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and young people in Eastern and Southern African (ESA) 1.     Background and Context: A commitment for positive health outcomes for all young people in East and Southern Africa was endorsed and affirmed in 2013 by […]

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BLOG SERIES: Lockdown Diaries

We're excited to host young guest bloggers on the Young People Today site for the "Lockdown Diaries" blog series! The world has been hard hit by the Corona virus (COVID 19) in an unprecedented way so there is no better time to launch these…
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16 Days of Activism: Together we can end gender-based violence in schools Introducing the ‘Whole School Approach’

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…
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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…