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Author: Soraya Carvajal B, August 1 2014 - When asked  the question if it is important and necessary that the women enter  into technological scientific careers, scholarly consensus indicates that yes, it is, because women are underrepresented in all STEM [science, technology, engineering, and mathematics] sector and especially in...

"The low level of knowledge on cervical cancer and HPV found in baseline formative research on the part of health workers and teachers,...let alone community members, prompted governments to provide detailed training to them to ensure that they would be able to answer questions from parents, girls, and other community members..."

Author: Boyd Chibale, July 25 2014 - "Well, I am made of latex, and I come in lots of different brands, shapes and sizes. I am anything from small to extra-large, strawberry and banana flavoured," says Mr Condom, one of the stars of a brand new radio show in Zambia. "Sex is still sweet with me and you save yourself stress about STIs...

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10 to 14 years

Author: Soraya Carvajal B, August 1 2014 - When asked  the question if it is important and necessary that the women enter  into technological scientific careers, scholarly consensus indicates that yes, it is, because women are underrepresented in all STEM [science, technology, engineering, and mathematics] sector and especially in...

"Recently concluded pilots of HPV vaccination in low-income countries have provided important lessons learned for these settings; however, rigorous evaluations of the feasibility of these delivery strategies that effectively reach young adolescents have been few."

"The low level of knowledge on cervical cancer and HPV found in baseline formative research on the part of health workers and teachers,...let alone community members, prompted governments to provide detailed training to them to ensure that they would be able to answer questions from parents, girls, and other community members..."

"HIV programming for adolescents should focus on interventions of proven effectiveness and address underlying factors driving incidence and lack of effective treatment and care in this age group."

"We wanted to create a place where kids could learn about sex ed and the countless other issues teens face these days," said the online series' executive producer Katie Elmore Mota. "But you can't talk down to them and you can't make them fall asleep." - courtesy of the LA Times

This review was initiated to identify interventions on HIV prevention in the Asia Pacific region with demonstrated or potential impact for adolescent and young key populations (YKP), "looking at the role of individual and structural factors in accessibility and delivery." From the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) East Asia and Pacific...

"By December 2013, it was estimated that close to 6 million men had been circumcised in the 14 priority countries for scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), the majority being adolescents (10-19 years). This article discusses why efforts to scale up VMMC should prioritize adolescent men, drawing from new evidence and experiences...

In this study, in order to evaluate the high rates of HIV infection among adolescent girls and to present evidence on what works globally to address the risk, researchers reviewed evidence on programming for adolescents from 150 studies and evaluations from 2001 to June 2013. [Footnotes are removed by the editor.]

This supplement to the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JADS), "a collection of reviews on adolescents, presents the complexity of the adolescent HIV epidemic and examines current evidence and experience from programmes to highlight how to improve HIV-specific outcomes. Findings in the papers were presented in a global technical...

Elias Banda

Author: Elias Banda, June 23 2014 - The large number of Zambian school girls under the age of 16-years-old falling pregnant within the school system is a serious cause for concern that should make all of us to pause and seek honest answers on how to curb child pregnancy.

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15 to 19 years

Author: Soraya Carvajal B, August 1 2014 - When asked  the question if it is important and necessary that the women enter  into technological scientific careers, scholarly consensus indicates that yes, it is, because women are underrepresented in all STEM [science, technology, engineering, and mathematics] sector and especially in...

"From a governance and policy angle, youth is certainly a most crucial and critical phase of life. It implies a new social generation which needs to be integrated into society as citizens, knowing about their rights and duties."

"HIV programming for adolescents should focus on interventions of proven effectiveness and address underlying factors driving incidence and lack of effective treatment and care in this age group."

"We wanted to create a place where kids could learn about sex ed and the countless other issues teens face these days," said the online series' executive producer Katie Elmore Mota. "But you can't talk down to them and you can't make them fall asleep." - courtesy of the LA Times

This review was initiated to identify interventions on HIV prevention in the Asia Pacific region with demonstrated or potential impact for adolescent and young key populations (YKP), "looking at the role of individual and structural factors in accessibility and delivery." From the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) East Asia and Pacific...

"By December 2013, it was estimated that close to 6 million men had been circumcised in the 14 priority countries for scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), the majority being adolescents (10-19 years). This article discusses why efforts to scale up VMMC should prioritize adolescent men, drawing from new evidence and experiences...

In this study, in order to evaluate the high rates of HIV infection among adolescent girls and to present evidence on what works globally to address the risk, researchers reviewed evidence on programming for adolescents from 150 studies and evaluations from 2001 to June 2013. [Footnotes are removed by the editor.]

This supplement to the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JADS), "a collection of reviews on adolescents, presents the complexity of the adolescent HIV epidemic and examines current evidence and experience from programmes to highlight how to improve HIV-specific outcomes. Findings in the papers were presented in a global technical...

This systematic review of peer-reviewed studies on the knowledge and awareness of cervical cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV vaccine, and willingness and acceptability to vaccinate was conducted to identify levels of awareness in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) of HVP's relationship with cervical cancer and of the challenges of introducing...

"This paper explores how Japan’s response to HPV [human papillomavirus] vaccine concerns has been perceived across the globe and illustrates examples in other countries that have faced similar challenges, such as Australia, France, India, and the United Kingdom."

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Adolescent Civic Engagement

"From a governance and policy angle, youth is certainly a most crucial and critical phase of life. It implies a new social generation which needs to be integrated into society as citizens, knowing about their rights and duties."

"Last month there was a village meeting with over 20 participants including villagers, NGO representatives, the village chief and youth... I expressed my opinion about the [problem of] clean water and diarrhoea... then I dialled the m-Loy9 code and we listened about this problem." m-Loy9 trial participant

Youth Leaders Speak is a project for supporting youth in Central America to tell their stories on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) through a Fellows training programme.

This guide is intended to be used for stimulating discussion of adolescents and communities in Latin America on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) through digital stories recorded as part of the GOJoven project of the Public Health Institute in collaboration with the Center for Digital Story Telling. Youth from Mayan,...

Author: Kirsty Cockburn, May 9 2014      I'm just back from Burma, also known as Myanmar, where I met the team who put together radio show Lin Lat Kyair Sin (Bright Young Stars). Designed for a new era in the country, it offers an unprecedented opportunity for young people to exchange ideas and talk to each...

http://hopepune.org/what_we_do/enable

Author Ranjani.K.Murthy, April 17 2014:

Demands

"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 (...

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Adolescent Sexual Health

"The low level of knowledge on cervical cancer and HPV found in baseline formative research on the part of health workers and teachers,...let alone community members, prompted governments to provide detailed training to them to ensure that they would be able to answer questions from parents, girls, and other community members..."

Author: Boyd Chibale, July 25 2014 - "Well, I am made of latex, and I come in lots of different brands, shapes and sizes. I am anything from small to extra-large, strawberry and banana flavoured," says Mr Condom, one of the stars of a brand new radio show in Zambia. "Sex is still sweet with me and you save yourself stress about STIs...

"HIV programming for adolescents should focus on interventions of proven effectiveness and address underlying factors driving incidence and lack of effective treatment and care in this age group."

"We wanted to create a place where kids could learn about sex ed and the countless other issues teens face these days," said the online series' executive producer Katie Elmore Mota. "But you can't talk down to them and you can't make them fall asleep." - courtesy of the LA Times

This review was initiated to identify interventions on HIV prevention in the Asia Pacific region with demonstrated or potential impact for adolescent and young key populations (YKP), "looking at the role of individual and structural factors in accessibility and delivery." From the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) East Asia and Pacific...

"By December 2013, it was estimated that close to 6 million men had been circumcised in the 14 priority countries for scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), the majority being adolescents (10-19 years). This article discusses why efforts to scale up VMMC should prioritize adolescent men, drawing from new evidence and experiences...

In this study, in order to evaluate the high rates of HIV infection among adolescent girls and to present evidence on what works globally to address the risk, researchers reviewed evidence on programming for adolescents from 150 studies and evaluations from 2001 to June 2013. [Footnotes are removed by the editor.]

This supplement to the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JADS), "a collection of reviews on adolescents, presents the complexity of the adolescent HIV epidemic and examines current evidence and experience from programmes to highlight how to improve HIV-specific outcomes. Findings in the papers were presented in a global technical...

Elias Banda

Author: Elias Banda, June 23 2014 - The large number of Zambian school girls under the age of 16-years-old falling pregnant within the school system is a serious cause for concern that should make all of us to pause and seek honest answers on how to curb child pregnancy.

"This paper explores how Japan’s response to HPV [human papillomavirus] vaccine concerns has been perceived across the globe and illustrates examples in other countries that have faced similar challenges, such as Australia, France, India, and the United Kingdom."

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Adolescents and Violence

"We wanted to create a place where kids could learn about sex ed and the countless other issues teens face these days," said the online series' executive producer Katie Elmore Mota. "But you can't talk down to them and you can't make them fall asleep." - courtesy of the LA Times

This review was initiated to identify interventions on HIV prevention in the Asia Pacific region with demonstrated or potential impact for adolescent and young key populations (YKP), "looking at the role of individual and structural factors in accessibility and delivery." From the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) East Asia and Pacific...

This supplement to the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JADS), "a collection of reviews on adolescents, presents the complexity of the adolescent HIV epidemic and examines current evidence and experience from programmes to highlight how to improve HIV-specific outcomes. Findings in the papers were presented in a global technical...

This set of seven briefings from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, aims to cover what works to prevent interpersonal violence (including against women and girls) and self-directed violence.

http://hopepune.org/what_we_do/enable

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...

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Adolescent Physical Health

"Recently concluded pilots of HPV vaccination in low-income countries have provided important lessons learned for these settings; however, rigorous evaluations of the feasibility of these delivery strategies that effectively reach young adolescents have been few."

"The low level of knowledge on cervical cancer and HPV found in baseline formative research on the part of health workers and teachers,...let alone community members, prompted governments to provide detailed training to them to ensure that they would be able to answer questions from parents, girls, and other community members..."

Author: Shefali Chaturvedi, June 13 2014 - It was my first foreign trip. My first international conference. And my first chance to talk about our radio programme Khirki Mehendiwali on the international stage.

Rana Tassawar Ali

From blogger Rana Tassawar Ali, May 30 2014 - Dekho Bolo Roko is a message, a message against child marriage. Pakistan faces an inherent social problem that is now a clinical or health problem. In Pakistan, according to a survey, more...

"Despite increasing recognition of behavioral effects on health, and increasing availability of products and services that address common health challenges, adoption of both behaviors and solutions is often slow and inequitable."

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...

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Adolescent Mental Health and Well Being

Rana Tassawar Ali

From blogger Rana Tassawar Ali, May 30 2014 - Dekho Bolo Roko is a message, a message against child marriage. Pakistan faces an inherent social problem that is now a clinical or health problem. In Pakistan, according to a survey, more...

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...

"do some schools, against all odds and with access to no additional resources, perform better 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 the Asia Pacific region, 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...

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...

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Gender and Adolescence

Author: Soraya Carvajal B, August 1 2014 - When asked  the question if it is important and necessary that the women enter  into technological scientific careers, scholarly consensus indicates that yes, it is, because women are underrepresented in all STEM [science, technology, engineering, and mathematics] sector and especially in...

"Recently concluded pilots of HPV vaccination in low-income countries have provided important lessons learned for these settings; however, rigorous evaluations of the feasibility of these delivery strategies that effectively reach young adolescents have been few."

This 73-page final report describes the activities and learning from a Participatory Video for Monitoring and Evaluation capacity building (PV for M&E) initiative implemented by InsightShare with Population Council Guatemala and BRAC Uganda, funded by the Nike Foundation. This initiative combined participatory video with the Most...

In this study, in order to evaluate the high rates of HIV infection among adolescent girls and to present evidence on what works globally to address the risk, researchers reviewed evidence on programming for adolescents from 150 studies and evaluations from 2001 to June 2013. [Footnotes are removed by the editor.]

This supplement to the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JADS), "a collection of reviews on adolescents, presents the complexity of the adolescent HIV epidemic and examines current evidence and experience from programmes to highlight how to improve HIV-specific outcomes. Findings in the papers were presented in a global technical...

Youth Leaders Speak is a project for supporting youth in Central America to tell their stories on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) through a Fellows training programme.

This guide is intended to be used for stimulating discussion of adolescents and communities in Latin America on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) through digital stories recorded as part of the GOJoven project of the Public Health Institute in collaboration with the Center for Digital Story Telling. Youth from Mayan,...

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:

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Adolescents and Education

Author: Soraya Carvajal B, August 1 2014 - When asked  the question if it is important and necessary that the women enter  into technological scientific careers, scholarly consensus indicates that yes, it is, because women are underrepresented in all STEM [science, technology, engineering, and mathematics] sector and especially in...

"From a governance and policy angle, youth is certainly a most crucial and critical phase of life. It implies a new social generation which needs to be integrated into society as citizens, knowing about their rights and duties."

In this study, in order to evaluate the high rates of HIV infection among adolescent girls and to present evidence on what works globally to address the risk, researchers reviewed evidence on programming for adolescents from 150 studies and evaluations from 2001 to June 2013. [Footnotes are removed by the editor.]

Elias Banda

Author: Elias Banda, June 23 2014 - The large number of Zambian school girls under the age of 16-years-old falling pregnant within the school system is a serious cause for concern that should make all of us to pause and seek honest answers on how to curb child pregnancy.

http://hopepune.org/what_we_do/enable

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...

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Adolescents and Livelihoods

"From a governance and policy angle, youth is certainly a most crucial and critical phase of life. It implies a new social generation which needs to be integrated into society as citizens, knowing about their rights and duties."

This 88-page report shares findings of an evaluation of the second season of Ruka Juu (Jump Up), a television show produced by Femina HIP in Tanzania which was designed to inspire and inform youth to take up viable rural livelihood opportunities. Ruka Juu used a reality television competition format, and the second season focused on young...

Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, June 17 2014 - It is three years since the ILO [International Labour Organization] Domestic Workers Convention (C 189) was adopted on June 16, 2011 (ILO, n.da). The Convention emphasises State responsibility in elimination of child domestic worker, discrimination in employment and forced domestic work. It also...

"This paper is intended as a starting point for discussion and advocacy around measuring the impacts of economic strengthening on children, in order to ensure their wellbeing and break the cycle of intergenerational poverty."

CREDITS: MKULIMA YOUNG

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...

@UNICEF

"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."

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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

"HIV programming for adolescents should focus on interventions of proven effectiveness and address underlying factors driving incidence and lack of effective treatment and care in this age group."

In this study, in order to evaluate the high rates of HIV infection among adolescent girls and to present evidence on what works globally to address the risk, researchers reviewed evidence on programming for adolescents from 150 studies and evaluations from 2001 to June 2013. [Footnotes are removed by the editor.]

This supplement to the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JADS), "a collection of reviews on adolescents, presents the complexity of the adolescent HIV epidemic and examines current evidence and experience from programmes to highlight how to improve HIV-specific outcomes. Findings in the papers were presented in a global technical...

Elias Banda

Author: Elias Banda, June 23 2014 - The large number of Zambian school girls under the age of 16-years-old falling pregnant within the school system is a serious cause for concern that should make all of us to pause and seek honest answers on how to curb child pregnancy.

Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, June 17 2014 - It is three years since the ILO [International Labour Organization] Domestic Workers Convention (C 189) was adopted on June 16, 2011 (ILO, n.da). The Convention emphasises State responsibility in elimination of child domestic worker, discrimination in employment and forced domestic work. It also...

Rana Tassawar Ali

From blogger Rana Tassawar Ali, May 30 2014 - Dekho Bolo Roko is a message, a message against child marriage. Pakistan faces an inherent social problem that is now a clinical or health problem. In Pakistan, according to a survey, more...

http://hopepune.org/what_we_do/enable

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...

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Evaluations

"Recently concluded pilots of HPV vaccination in low-income countries have provided important lessons learned for these settings; however, rigorous evaluations of the feasibility of these delivery strategies that effectively reach young adolescents have been few."

This 73-page final report describes the activities and learning from a Participatory Video for Monitoring and Evaluation capacity building (PV for M&E) initiative implemented by InsightShare with Population Council Guatemala and BRAC Uganda, funded by the Nike Foundation. This initiative combined participatory video with the Most...

This 88-page report shares findings of an evaluation of the second season of Ruka Juu (Jump Up), a television show produced by Femina HIP in Tanzania which was designed to inspire and inform youth to take up viable rural livelihood opportunities. Ruka Juu used a reality television competition format, and the second season focused on young...

"Last month there was a village meeting with over 20 participants including villagers, NGO representatives, the village chief and youth... I expressed my opinion about the [problem of] clean water and diarrhoea... then I dialled the m-Loy9 code and we listened about this problem." m-Loy9 trial participant

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...

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"HIV programming for adolescents should focus on interventions of proven effectiveness and address underlying factors driving incidence and lack of effective treatment and care in this age group."

This review was initiated to identify interventions on HIV prevention in the Asia Pacific region with demonstrated or potential impact for adolescent and young key populations (YKP), "looking at the role of individual and structural factors in accessibility and delivery." From the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) East Asia and Pacific...

"By December 2013, it was estimated that close to 6 million men had been circumcised in the 14 priority countries for scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), the majority being adolescents (10-19 years). This article discusses why efforts to scale up VMMC should prioritize adolescent men, drawing from new evidence and experiences...

This supplement to the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JADS), "a collection of reviews on adolescents, presents the complexity of the adolescent HIV epidemic and examines current evidence and experience from programmes to highlight how to improve HIV-specific outcomes. Findings in the papers were presented in a global technical...

"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."

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Author: Soraya Carvajal B, August 1 2014 - When asked  the question if it is important and necessary that the women enter  into technological scientific careers, scholarly consensus indicates that yes, it is, because women are underrepresented in all STEM [science, technology, engineering, and mathematics] sector and especially in...

Author: Boyd Chibale, July 25 2014 - "Well, I am made of latex, and I come in lots of different brands, shapes and sizes. I am anything from small to extra-large, strawberry and banana flavoured," says Mr Condom, one of the stars of a brand new radio show in Zambia. "Sex is still sweet with me and you save yourself stress about STIs...

"HIV programming for adolescents should focus on interventions of proven effectiveness and address underlying factors driving incidence and lack of effective treatment and care in this age group."

"We wanted to create a place where kids could learn about sex ed and the countless other issues teens face these days," said the online series' executive producer Katie Elmore Mota. "But you can't talk down to them and you can't make them fall asleep." - courtesy of the LA Times

This review was initiated to identify interventions on HIV prevention in the Asia Pacific region with demonstrated or potential impact for adolescent and young key populations (YKP), "looking at the role of individual and structural factors in accessibility and delivery." From the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) East Asia and Pacific...

This set of seven briefings from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, aims to cover what works to prevent interpersonal violence (including against women and girls) and self-directed violence.

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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