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This report details the role of the National Immunisation Office (NIO) in Ireland. It describes the expansion of service, collaboration with stakeholders on developing and implementing standards on best practices, development of informational materials, implementation of immunisation campaigns, and future challenges.

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This guide for civil society organisations (CSOs) is part of the Quality of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and HIV Prevention programme developed by Rutgers WPF and STOP AIDS NOW! Its aim is to support CSOs working on HIV prevention interventions and SRHR education for young people in 12 African countries: Kenya, Ethiopia,...

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10 to 14 years

This report details the role of the National Immunisation Office (NIO) in Ireland. It describes the expansion of service, collaboration with stakeholders on developing and implementing standards on best practices, development of informational materials, implementation of immunisation campaigns, and future challenges.

Communication...

This review aims to examine the role of faith-based organisations (FBOs) in HIV prevention in Africa by providing a systematic study of their potential strengths and weaknesses in effecting behaviour change. "The questions posed were:

"For the first time in the history of the HIV epidemic, the global community has accumulated the knowledge, experience and tools to achieve an AIDS-free generation."

Goodwill Social Work Centre (GoodwillSWC), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Madurai, India, combines social philanthropy, professional social work, and social development. Their partnerships, particularly with Global Links Initiative (GLI) of the United Kingdom (UK) and Thare Machi Education (TME), UK, have resulted in a number of types...

"Health care professionals (HCPs) have been shown to have a strong beneficial effect on STI [sexually transmitted infection] vaccine uptake, yet studies demonstrate that many HCPs fail to discuss or recommend them to adolescent patients."

"...[D]ecisions to use vaccinations are not without controversy, and the introduction of vaccines targeting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is particularly contentious."

This section of the World Health Organization (WHO) website contains documents gathered to provide guidance on designing and implementing research-based communications strategies for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine introduction.

"With a unique target group of young girls and links to both sexual activity and cancer, HPV vaccination...

With this resource, Health COMpass provides access to health communication tools and project materials that focus on reaching urban youth. According to the United Nations, "the world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in history." Health COMpass reflects that this may provide young people with better access to learning, health care...

"It's 2014 and women around the world are still being abused, objectified and silenced. Yet, women are half of the world's potential and every single one has the right to a life free from discrimination. Your voice is powerful - raise it to tell the world why equality for every woman and girl is worth fighting for."

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"The availability of effective measurement tools is a clear prerequisite for the strengthening of monitoring and evaluation within the field of child protection."

This report provides a structured review of a sample of 124 child protection monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools, part of work on identifying ethical standards and tools...

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15 to 19 years

This research based in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, tested the hypothesis that gender and relationship constructs are associated with condom use among young men living in rural South Africa.

This review aims to examine the role of faith-based organisations (FBOs) in HIV prevention in Africa by providing a systematic study of their potential strengths and weaknesses in effecting behaviour change. "The questions posed were:

"For the first time in the history of the HIV epidemic, the global community has accumulated the knowledge, experience and tools to achieve an AIDS-free generation."

Goodwill Social Work Centre (GoodwillSWC), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Madurai, India, combines social philanthropy, professional social work, and social development. Their partnerships, particularly with Global Links Initiative (GLI) of the United Kingdom (UK) and Thare Machi Education (TME), UK, have resulted in a number of types...

"Health care professionals (HCPs) have been shown to have a strong beneficial effect on STI [sexually transmitted infection] vaccine uptake, yet studies demonstrate that many HCPs fail to discuss or recommend them to adolescent patients."

"...[D]ecisions to use vaccinations are not without controversy, and the introduction of vaccines targeting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is particularly contentious."

This section of the World Health Organization (WHO) website contains documents gathered to provide guidance on designing and implementing research-based communications strategies for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine introduction.

"With a unique target group of young girls and links to both sexual activity and cancer, HPV vaccination...

With this resource, Health COMpass provides access to health communication tools and project materials that focus on reaching urban youth. According to the United Nations, "the world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in history." Health COMpass reflects that this may provide young people with better access to learning, health care...

"It's 2014 and women around the world are still being abused, objectified and silenced. Yet, women are half of the world's potential and every single one has the right to a life free from discrimination. Your voice is powerful - raise it to tell the world why equality for every woman and girl is worth fighting for."

Launched on...

"The availability of effective measurement tools is a clear prerequisite for the strengthening of monitoring and evaluation within the field of child protection."

This report provides a structured review of a sample of 124 child protection monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools, part of work on identifying ethical standards and tools...

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Adolescent Civic Engagement

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"The insight and creativity with which young people have produced videos on tough issues, such as racism, human trafficking and social marginalization, reflect the ingenuity youth bring to addressing today's most pressing social problems."

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"Harnessing the Power of Videos is a training toolkit for community-based organizations on how they and the adolescent girls they serve can use visual media and technology to tell their stories and those of their communities; to be heard; and, in the process, to be empowered through increased skills and self-confidence."

Invictus

Author: Tariq Mohammed, posted on his blog December 28 2009, cross-posted January 10 2014
      Over the years there have been many sport dramas, but none quite like Clint Eastwood’s latest movie - Invictus - based on a...

"He never gave up... he always thought he could change the world."

Plan Youth Advocate, Tatiana, from Plan Burkina Faso, tells why she's inspired by the late Nelson Mandela. This video is from a series by Plan International (...

Author: Tawassar Ali, November 1 2013      In every society, young people hold the key to the society’s future. In Pakistan, 70 percent of the population consists of young people. They have unique socio-economic, educational, and health needs, but youth of Pakistan have still not been made partners at the state level in...

Plan UK: BIAAG

Released on International Day of the Girl 2013, this video is a visual representation of a study of the same title done by Plan UK (United Kingdom) on the difficulties faced by girls in disasters. According to Plan UK: "When a disaster strikes, everybody suffers, but particularly adolescent girls. In the struggle for survival, they simply...

"If we are to chart a global future that is fair, equitable and responsive to the needs and expectations of citizens across the world, it is imperative that policy-makers and decision-makers listen to the opinions of young people in emerging economies with large youth populations."

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB)

Author: Zahid, August 28 2013           Corruption is a disease which makes obstacles to developing a nation's economy. As a result of corruption the poor suffer the most. In Bangladesh, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has been working since...

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Author: Yen Chenda, August 20 2013      The Loy9 team here in Phnom Penh [Cambodia] are getting used to rising to a challenge. Last year, as a finale to our first TV series, we broke the world record for the largest ever Madison dance. But this time we had set ourselves a far harder task. This time, we...

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Adolescent Sexual Health

This guide for civil society organisations (CSOs) is part of the Quality of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and HIV Prevention programme developed by Rutgers WPF and STOP AIDS NOW! Its aim is to support CSOs working on HIV prevention interventions and SRHR education for young people in 12 African countries: Kenya, Ethiopia,...

This research based in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, tested the hypothesis that gender and relationship constructs are associated with condom use among young men living in rural South Africa.

This review aims to examine the role of faith-based organisations (FBOs) in HIV prevention in Africa by providing a systematic study of their potential strengths and weaknesses in effecting behaviour change. "The questions posed were:

This Pathfinder technical update summarises elements of a programme called 2011 APHIAplus Nairobi-Coast Health Service Delivery project that facilitated the expansion of a gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response programme to six districts in Nairobi and five counties in Coast province in Kenya and presents recommendations to...

"For the first time in the history of the HIV epidemic, the global community has accumulated the knowledge, experience and tools to achieve an AIDS-free generation."

This guide is designed to provide facilitators with background information about the needs of adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV), tips for starting an adult-led information and support group, fourteen sessions for support groups, and guidance on tracking a programme's progress.

"Health care professionals (HCPs) have been shown to have a strong beneficial effect on STI [sexually transmitted infection] vaccine uptake, yet studies demonstrate that many HCPs fail to discuss or recommend them to adolescent patients."

"...[D]ecisions to use vaccinations are not without controversy, and the introduction of vaccines targeting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is particularly contentious."

With this resource, Health COMpass provides access to health communication tools and project materials that focus on reaching urban youth. According to the United Nations, "the world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in history." Health COMpass reflects that this may provide young people with better access to learning, health care...

With this resource, Health COMpass provides access to health communication tools and project materials that focus on gender. They also provide a link to a full list of over 70 gender-focused materials available on their site.

A sampling of the gender tools and project examples highlighted in this Focus Package follows:

Tools -...

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Adolescents and Violence

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Author Ranjani.K.Murthy, April 17 2014:

Demands

This research based in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, tested the hypothesis that gender and relationship constructs are associated with condom use among young men living in rural South Africa.

This Pathfinder technical update summarises elements of a programme called 2011 APHIAplus Nairobi-Coast Health Service Delivery project that facilitated the expansion of a gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response programme to six districts in Nairobi and five counties in Coast province in Kenya and presents recommendations to...

Lizzette Robleto-Gonzalez speaking at a side event at CSW58

Progressio's Policy Officer, Lizzette Robleto-Gonzalez (left side of the photo) comments on the role religious leaders can play to make progress towards equality, posted March 17 2014:

"Ethical guidelines are crucial when carrying out research on violence against children (VAC)."

"The new curriculum stems from the understanding that prevention should start early in life, when values and norms around gender equality are formed, by educating girls and boys about respectful relationships and gender equality. Effective prevention efforts entail a cross-generational approach, working within schools and communities, and...

BBC Media Action

Author: Manyang David Mayar, January 15 2014     In normal situations, the sound of the school bell is always the best way to tell students sitting an exam to put their pens down and stop writing. But that wasn't the case for some school children in South Sudan at the end of the latest academic year in December 2013....

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Author Lisa Jordan December 10 2013:       The Dutch are very proud that, according to UNICEF’s research, children here are the happiest in the world. But averages hide extremes. Sadly, in the Netherlands, neglect and abuse are on the rise. The University of Leiden found in 2011 that one in 30 Dutch children suffer...

Author: Lilian Kiefer, November 29 2013       The media is always awash with reports of children being abused at homes, at schools or in other parts of their communities.

Author: Rana Tassawar Ali, November 18 2013      Child marriage is defined as any marriage involving a person below the age of 18 years. Child marriage is a widespread phenomenon in Pakistan. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Innocenti Research Center, 37 per cent of Pakistani women get married...

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Adolescent Physical Health

This report details the role of the National Immunisation Office (NIO) in Ireland. It describes the expansion of service, collaboration with stakeholders on developing and implementing standards on best practices, development of informational materials, implementation of immunisation campaigns, and future challenges.

Communication...

This section of the World Health Organization (WHO) website contains documents gathered to provide guidance on designing and implementing research-based communications strategies for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine introduction.

"With a unique target group of young girls and links to both sexual activity and cancer, HPV vaccination...

"A lack of knowledge about the threat of vaccine-preventable diseases, risks and benefits of vaccines, mistrust of government and health workers, poor service delivery and alternative health or religious beliefs play a role in lower uptake of some vaccines. These challenges underscore the importance of early integration and investment in a...

Date: March 11 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

The Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative presents its fourth Health Communication Innovation webinar. This installment will focus on the design and implementation of social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) campaigns designed to reach youth...

Invictus

Author: Tariq Mohammed, posted on his blog December 28 2009, cross-posted January 10 2014
      Over the years there have been many sport dramas, but none quite like Clint Eastwood’s latest movie - Invictus - based on a...

"Improving the way news and information on the health, nutrition and education of school-age children around the world is disseminated remains as vital as ever." Lesley Drake, Partnership for Child Development (PCD)

The global school health and nutrition resource...

"This resource brings together... knowledge and practice on menstrual hygiene programming from around the world to encourage the development of comprehensive and context specific approaches to menstrual hygiene." - Catarina De Albuquerque

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW

From the Executive Summary: "Strengthening and utilizing the economic potential of girls is a critical approach for economic development. Unfortunately there has been little analysis of programs that address the multiple needs of adolescent girls, including enhancing their livelihood potential by building their economic agency. This report...

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The Province of Quebec [Canada] is still the only single jurisdiction in North America where lawmakers voted, back in 1976, to make advertising to children under 13 years old illegal.

"Global mobile phone use is rapidly increasing and a large percentage of mobile phone subscribers are young people. Many programs are capitalizing on their ubiquity as a novel way to reach young people with important health information, and research is beginning to demonstrate that mobile phones are a feasible means of mass communication...

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Adolescent Mental Health and Well Being

With this resource, Health COMpass provides access to health communication tools and project materials that focus on reaching urban youth. According to the United Nations, "the world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in history." Health COMpass reflects that this may provide young people with better access to learning, health care...

"Why do some schools, having the same background and resources available, perform better against all odds than other schools?"

Rana Tassawar Ali

Author Rana Tassawar Ali, March 14 2014:          Life skills are the abilities that help us to adopt and behave positively so that we can deal effectively with challenges of every day. Life skill education refers to a large group of psychosocial and interpersonal skills which can help people make...

Date: March 11 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

The Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative presents its fourth Health Communication Innovation webinar. This installment will focus on the design and implementation of social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) campaigns designed to reach youth...

Lost in Transitions: Current Issues Faced by Adolescents Living with HIV in Asia

This report is based upon studies of issues faced by adolescents living with HIV in Asia Pacific, released in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV (APN+) during a special session of...

Adolescent Mental Health

This research summary aims to provide information to improve adolescents' mental health and psychosocial well-being through a project that gathered and analysed evidence from the period 2000-2010 using a global mapping exercise that entailed the collection of data, including a technical desk review and a key informants survey.

Girls on the Move

Girls on the Move reports on: the social and economic drivers of internal migration for adolescent girls in developing countries and the links between migration, risk, and opportunity. The report finds that, contrary to conventional wisdom, rural-to-urban migration can - provided necessary safety nets and resources are in place - be largely a...

Because I am a Girl

According to this report, over 1 million people, among them many adolescent girls, are moving from rural areas to urban slums each week. This report looks at how communication for development (C4D) gives girls a voice with which they can take an active role in the development of safe urban environments.

Asia Child Marriage Initiative

This study on child marriage in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal is written to add to the growing understanding of the causes and consequences of child marriage and the factors that contribute to its reduction. It is created by the Plan Asia Regional Office and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). Plan’s Asia Child Marriage...

The Programme Summary of the educational package "Revealed: Seen from Every Angle" has a detailed description of each episode of the television programmes, section by section.

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Gender and Adolescence

This Pathfinder technical update summarises elements of a programme called 2011 APHIAplus Nairobi-Coast Health Service Delivery project that facilitated the expansion of a gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response programme to six districts in Nairobi and five counties in Coast province in Kenya and presents recommendations to...

Progressio’s Policy Officer, Malou Schueller, reflects on the absence of men at the world’s biggest conference on women’s rights, posted March 17 2014:

I am in New York, attending the 58th UN Commission on the Status of...

Lizzette Robleto-Gonzalez speaking at a side event at CSW58

Progressio's Policy Officer, Lizzette Robleto-Gonzalez (left side of the photo) comments on the role religious leaders can play to make progress towards equality, posted March 17 2014:

With this resource, Health COMpass provides access to health communication tools and project materials that focus on reaching urban youth. According to the United Nations, "the world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in history." Health COMpass reflects that this may provide young people with better access to learning, health care...

"It's 2014 and women around the world are still being abused, objectified and silenced. Yet, women are half of the world's potential and every single one has the right to a life free from discrimination. Your voice is powerful - raise it to tell the world why equality for every woman and girl is worth fighting for."

Launched on...

"In several communities of rural India, early marriage is the norm - a social practice followed as a tradition. Our research shows that the prevalence of this tradition is not due to the lack of awareness about the legal validity or legitimacy of this practice. At work are deeper social prejudice and the denial of the right to choice for...

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"Harnessing the Power of Videos is a training toolkit for community-based organizations on how they and the adolescent girls they serve can use visual media and technology to tell their stories and those of their communities; to be heard; and, in the process, to be empowered through increased skills and self-confidence."

"Guaranteeing universal access to equitable and good quality reproductive health information and services free from coercion and discrimination is critical for achieving gender equality and ensuring that women and young people can participate as full members of society."

Launched in 2011 in Guatemala and Uganda, Video Girls for Change is a 4-stage Participatory Video for Monitoring and Evaluation capacity building (PV for M&E) initiative designed to allow adolescent girls living in poverty to use participatory video to assess and evaluate existing projects and programmes and contribute to their development...

"The new curriculum stems from the understanding that prevention should start early in life, when values and norms around gender equality are formed, by educating girls and boys about respectful relationships and gender equality. Effective prevention efforts entail a cross-generational approach, working within schools and communities, and...

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Adolescents and Education

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Author Ranjani.K.Murthy, April 17 2014:

Demands

Rana Tassawar Ali

Author Rana Tassawar Ali, March 14 2014:          Life skills are the abilities that help us to adopt and behave positively so that we can deal effectively with challenges of every day. Life skill education refers to a large group of psychosocial and interpersonal skills which can help people make...

BBC Media Action

Author: Manyang David Mayar, January 15 2014     In normal situations, the sound of the school bell is always the best way to tell students sitting an exam to put their pens down and stop writing. But that wasn't the case for some school children in South Sudan at the end of the latest academic year in December 2013....

"If as a global community we are to deliver on the promise of education, we must ensure that children and youth develop the knowledge and skills they need to be productive citizens of the world. Poor quality education is jeopardizing the future of millions of children and youth across high-, medium- and low-income countries alike. Yet we do...

"Improving the way news and information on the health, nutrition and education of school-age children around the world is disseminated remains as vital as ever." Lesley Drake, Partnership for Child Development (PCD)

The global school health and nutrition resource...

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

"Technologies are not only critical components in today’s workforce, but also can complement and accelerate student learning....Since its launch in 2000, the [Intel® Teach] professional development program has equipped more than 10 million primary and secondary school teachers with skills to integrate technologies and project-based teaching...

 Advancing the Global Agenda for Menstrual Hygiene Management

"Inadequate water AND sanitation facilities pose a major impediment to school-going girls during menstruation, compromising their ability to maintain proper hygiene and privacy. A growing focus on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) from nongovernmental organizations [NGOs], the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and other international...

"In June 2008 the Population Council and MicroSave Consulting Ltd. started 'Safe and Smart Savings Products for Vulnerable Adolescent Girls'. The overall aim of the program was to develop, pilot test, and roll out savings accounts for girls with four financial institutions, two in Kenya and two in Uganda.

Harnessing Youth Potential in Uganda

"Uganda has the world’s youngest population and the highest prevalence of poverty among its
youth. Of its population of 30.7 million, 57 percent are below the age of 18... Uganda’s youth hold the key to their country’s social and economic development. Their energy, vibrancy and entrepreneurial spirit - not to mention their commitment to...

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW

From the Executive Summary: "Strengthening and utilizing the economic potential of girls is a critical approach for economic development. Unfortunately there has been little analysis of programs that address the multiple needs of adolescent girls, including enhancing their livelihood potential by building their economic agency. This report...

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Adolescents and Livelihoods

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Author Sandra Margaret Chao, December 12 2013:       "Hi farmers, anyone with ideas on how to improve clay soil for farming?"

It is a post that has attracted about eight comments in the last ten hours since it was posted on the Facebook page Mkulima Young, where the advice ranges from soil techniques to better...

BRAC

In this video, Farzana Kashf describes BRAC’s Social and Financial Empowerment of Adolescents (SoFEA) programme that offers a holistic approach to financial services, supplementing savings and credit products with a "club," where adolescent female clients have a safe place to meet and access books, games, life skills courses, and livelihood...

BRAC

Social and Financial Empowerment of Adolescents (SoFEA) is an initiative by BRAC focusing on adolescent girls in rural Bangladesh. The goal is to empower adolescent girls, aged 11-21, both socially and financially in order to make them more confident and independent so that they can lead dignified lives.

The SoFEA programme comprises the...

Author: Rana Tassawar Ali, November 18 2013      Child marriage is defined as any marriage involving a person below the age of 18 years. Child marriage is a widespread phenomenon in Pakistan. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Innocenti Research Center, 37 per cent of Pakistani women get married...

Linda Raftree

Author: Linda Raftree, September 16 2013      Youth make up 17 percent of the world's population and 40 percent of the world's unemployed, according to the International Labor Organization. A number of factors combine to make sustainable, decent employment an enormous challenge for youth the world over, including low...

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"The integration of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to the Communication for Development (C4D) toolbox offers an additional means for challenging unequal power relations and increasing participation of marginalized girls in social transformation."

"Youth economic opportunity programming increasingly endeavors to reach young people in rural areas....While there is a growing body of research and practitioner experience, there is much to learn....The synchronous emergence of mobile technology, ubiquitous access to high-powered tools, and powerful data analytics carries the potential to...

"Appropriate financial and nonfinancial services (such as education and training) can help youth better manage their finances in the short term and develop responsible financial habits in the long term."

Young and Restless

"Refugee youth report that education and training, as well as personal security, are their highest priorities."

The Girl Effect

This multimedia section of The Girl Effect website, a website aimng to start a movement to boost the status of girls as a solution to poverty, includes an introduction to girls' economic empowerment, an info graphic on girls' economic empowerment, a slide set on strategies...

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Adolescents and Migration

the role of ICTs in child and youth migration

Author: Linda Raftree, December 5 2013       Migration has been a part of the human experience since the dawn of time, and populations have always moved in search of resources and better conditions. Today, unaccompanied children and youth are an integral part of national and global migration patterns, often leaving...

Because I Am a Girl

"For too long, girls have been ignored; their views unheard, their needs unmet. But research over the past two decades has shown that girls hold the key to solving some of the most intractable and complex problems faced by developing societies, particularly in countries in the midst of a prolonged humanitarian crisis." Valerie Amos - Under-...

Young and Restless

"Refugee youth report that education and training, as well as personal security, are their highest priorities."

Harnessing Youth Potential in Uganda

"Uganda has the world’s youngest population and the highest prevalence of poverty among its
youth. Of its population of 30.7 million, 57 percent are below the age of 18... Uganda’s youth hold the key to their country’s social and economic development. Their energy, vibrancy and entrepreneurial spirit - not to mention their commitment to...

© UNICEF/JORDAN2013/Kalpesh Lathigra

"As of 4 June 2013, there are 470,573 Syrian refugees in Jordan. 53% are children under 18 years of age. The majority of Syrian refugees live in host communities in Jordan, mainly in the northern and central governorates. Approximately 120,000 Syrians live in Za’atari camp, Jordan’s largest refugee camp."

Girls on the Move

Girls on the Move reports on: the social and economic drivers of internal migration for adolescent girls in developing countries and the links between migration, risk, and opportunity. The report finds that, contrary to conventional wisdom, rural-to-urban migration can - provided necessary safety nets and resources are in place - be largely a...

Because I am a Girl

According to this report, over 1 million people, among them many adolescent girls, are moving from rural areas to urban slums each week. This report looks at how communication for development (C4D) gives girls a voice with which they can take an active role in the development of safe urban environments.

© UNICEF/JORDAN2013/Sina Ata

From the Executive Summary of this United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Jordan report on Syrian refugees, many now living in Za’atari refugee camp: "This report combines the conclusions of a wide range of detailed assessments with insights from Syrian refugee children and women, international non-governmental organisations (INGOs),  and...

"It's because we feel comfortable with our mentor that we come and tell her what we think. With her, there's more security in communicating - you consider her like a friend." - 15-year-old participant

"Our relationships with employers have changed. At the beginning they were reticent, but after home visits they understood and let us participate in the program." 16-year-old participant

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Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents

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Author Ranjani.K.Murthy, April 17 2014:

Demands

This review aims to examine the role of faith-based organisations (FBOs) in HIV prevention in Africa by providing a systematic study of their potential strengths and weaknesses in effecting behaviour change. "The questions posed were:

This guide is designed to provide facilitators with background information about the needs of adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV), tips for starting an adult-led information and support group, fourteen sessions for support groups, and guidance on tracking a programme's progress.

With this resource, Health COMpass provides access to health communication tools and project materials that focus on reaching urban youth. According to the United Nations, "the world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in history." Health COMpass reflects that this may provide young people with better access to learning, health care...

"The availability of effective measurement tools is a clear prerequisite for the strengthening of monitoring and evaluation within the field of child protection."

This report provides a structured review of a sample of 124 child protection monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools, part of work on identifying ethical standards and tools...

"Ethical guidelines are crucial when carrying out research on violence against children (VAC)."

"The insight and creativity with which young people have produced videos on tough issues, such as racism, human trafficking and social marginalization, reflect the ingenuity youth bring to addressing today's most pressing social problems."

This programme summary of the second season of Revela2 contains a synopsis of 20 episodes of this television programme from Bogota, Colombia:

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"Harnessing the Power of Videos is a training toolkit for community-based organizations on how they and the adolescent girls they serve can use visual media and technology to tell their stories and those of their communities; to be heard; and, in the process, to be empowered through increased skills and self-confidence."

Lost in Transitions: Current Issues Faced by Adolescents Living with HIV in Asia

This report is based upon studies of issues faced by adolescents living with HIV in Asia Pacific, released in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV (APN+) during a special session of...

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Evaluations

This Gates Foundation-funded report by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation aims to provide guidance for implementers of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programmes and researchers "in the design of innovative interventions to increase the uptake of MC" in 14 priority countries.

"The availability of effective measurement tools is a clear prerequisite for the strengthening of monitoring and evaluation within the field of child protection."

This report provides a structured review of a sample of 124 child protection monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools, part of work on identifying ethical standards and tools...

"Ethical guidelines are crucial when carrying out research on violence against children (VAC)."

Female Sex Workers Programme Impact Assessment

This 25-page report shares finding of an impact assessment of Theatre For Change's "Interactive Theatre and Legislative theatre for sex workers and their clients" project in Malawi. The initiative was designed to ensure that sex workers, their clients, and sexually exploited children have the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to reduce the risk...

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

"Technologies are not only critical components in today’s workforce, but also can complement and accelerate student learning....Since its launch in 2000, the [Intel® Teach] professional development program has equipped more than 10 million primary and secondary school teachers with skills to integrate technologies and project-based teaching...

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs in Humanitarian Settings

"In humanitarian settings, child-bearing risks are compounded for adolescents, due to increased exposure to forced sex, and reduced availability of and sensitivity to adolescent sexual and reproductive health services. At the same time, adolescents in humanitarian settings will have similar needs and desire for sexual and reproductive health...

PRACHAR

This paper describes the results of a post-programme retrospective survey of participants in an adolescent education programme implemented in rural Bihar, India. The Promoting Change in Reproductive Behavior: PRACHAR intervention aimed to increase age at marriage and first birth. The study comes from Pathfinder International/India.

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UNICEF

"For the first time in the history of the HIV epidemic, the global community has accumulated the knowledge, experience and tools to achieve an AIDS-free generation."

This guide is designed to provide facilitators with background information about the needs of adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV), tips for starting an adult-led information and support group, fourteen sessions for support groups, and guidance on tracking a programme's progress.

"The availability of effective measurement tools is a clear prerequisite for the strengthening of monitoring and evaluation within the field of child protection."

This report provides a structured review of a sample of 124 child protection monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools, part of work on identifying ethical standards and tools...

"Ethical guidelines are crucial when carrying out research on violence against children (VAC)."

"Improving the way news and information on the health, nutrition and education of school-age children around the world is disseminated remains as vital as ever." Lesley Drake, Partnership for Child Development (PCD)

The global school health and nutrition resource...

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"The integration of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to the Communication for Development (C4D) toolbox offers an additional means for challenging unequal power relations and increasing participation of marginalized girls in social transformation."

"Promoting financial education and a positive financial culture in children and youth is essential to ensuring a financially literate population capable of making informed decisions."

"While the business and human rights agenda has evolved significantly in recent years, a child rights perspective has not yet been explicitly addressed."

"If financial institutions are to deliver real value for children and move beyond the promotional piggybank,...their activities must be grounded in an understanding of children's human rights and involve children and youth as stakeholders."

 Advancing the Global Agenda for Menstrual Hygiene Management

"Inadequate water AND sanitation facilities pose a major impediment to school-going girls during menstruation, compromising their ability to maintain proper hygiene and privacy. A growing focus on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) from nongovernmental organizations [NGOs], the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and other international...

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This report details the role of the National Immunisation Office (NIO) in Ireland. It describes the expansion of service, collaboration with stakeholders on developing and implementing standards on best practices, development of informational materials, implementation of immunisation campaigns, and future challenges.

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"Health care professionals (HCPs) have been shown to have a strong beneficial effect on STI [sexually transmitted infection] vaccine uptake, yet studies demonstrate that many HCPs fail to discuss or recommend them to adolescent patients."

This section of the World Health Organization (WHO) website contains documents gathered to provide guidance on designing and implementing research-based communications strategies for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine introduction.

"With a unique target group of young girls and links to both sexual activity and cancer, HPV vaccination...

"It's 2014 and women around the world are still being abused, objectified and silenced. Yet, women are half of the world's potential and every single one has the right to a life free from discrimination. Your voice is powerful - raise it to tell the world why equality for every woman and girl is worth fighting for."

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"In several communities of rural India, early marriage is the norm - a social practice followed as a tradition. Our research shows that the prevalence of this tradition is not due to the lack of awareness about the legal validity or legitimacy of this practice. At work are deeper social prejudice and the denial of the right to choice for...

"Together, we can agree and advocate for a new post 2015 framework that ensures sexual and reproductive health and rights and addresses the realities of young people today."

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"Harnessing the Power of Videos is a training toolkit for community-based organizations on how they and the adolescent girls they serve can use visual media and technology to tell their stories and those of their communities; to be heard; and, in the process, to be empowered through increased skills and self-confidence."

Date: March 11 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

The Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative presents its fourth Health Communication Innovation webinar. This installment will focus on the design and implementation of social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) campaigns designed to reach youth...

"Improving the way news and information on the health, nutrition and education of school-age children around the world is disseminated remains as vital as ever." Lesley Drake, Partnership for Child Development (PCD)

The global school health and nutrition resource...

Equality, Participation, Influencing, Change (EPIC) group has made a series of videos using the experiences of disabled young people to inform the lives of other disabled young people. The videos contain excerpts of comments by young people in answer requests for advice from peers in an effort to provide peer-to-peer experiential perspectives...

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