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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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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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Manual on Social Norm Change

Introduction and Bibliography

Year: 2016
June 13, 2018 Female Genital Mutilation, Gender Equality, Social Norm Change

This manual is meant for training programme managers to promote the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). It has been designed under a joint programme of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The Joint Programme applies an innovative approach to FGM/C abandonment, using a social norms perspective to guide the selection of an appropriate
mix of strategies and activities most conducive to self-sustained social change.

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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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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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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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CSOs Platform on the ESA Ministerial Commitment

International AIDS Conference (IAC) Durban 2016 Side Meeting Report

Year: 2016
June 11, 2018 AIDS, CSE, HIV, HIV/AIDS

With the active funding support from the Ford Foundation, the CSOs Platform hosted an evening
side event during the IAC, on Wednesday 20th July 2016 between 6pm and 8pm.

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