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University Leadership for Change in Sexual and Reproductive Health in Niger: Project Report
March 6, 2017

University Leadership for Change in Sexual and Reproductive Health in Niger: ...

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"With an average of 7.6 children per woman, Niger has the highest fertility rate in the world and the highest rate of child marriage worldwide: 76.3 percent of women currently 20-24 years were married before age 18 and 28 percent before age 15."

Safeguard Young People Programme
March 3, 2017

Safeguard Young People Programme

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The Safeguard Young People (SYP) Programme intends to identify and scale up comprehensive interventions for adolescents and young people in Southern Africa through a multi-sectoral approach that addresses policy, integrated HIV and youth-friendly ...

Entertainment-Education and Child Marriage: A Scoping Study for Girls Not Brides
February 22, 2017

Entertainment-Education and Child Marriage: A Scoping Study for Girls Not Brides

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"Knowing that tackling child marriage requires transforming the attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate the practice among families and communities, Entertainment-Entertainment strategies could be a powerful way to engage individuals and ...

GREAT Project How-To Guide
February 16, 2017

GREAT Project How-To Guide

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The Gender Roles, Equality, and Transformations (GREAT) Project is an evidence-based international development intervention that succeeded in improving gender norms related to sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence in Northern ...

The Use of Narrative for Behavior Change in Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
January 30, 2017

The Use of Narrative for Behavior Change in Adolescent and Youth Sexual and ...

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“Because narratives are received in the light of our own personal stories and the contexts in which we live and the youth population is made up of many diverse groups, it is important to contextualize narratives so that they resonate with the ...

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Uptake Through Soccer in Zimbabwe
January 26, 2017

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Uptake Through Soccer in Zimbabwe

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"Despite progress in supply scale-up, Zimbabwe is falling well short of its target of 80 per cent VMMC coverage by 2015 (WHO 2011), underlining the urgent need to identify and scale up effective interventions that increase demand for VMMC."

Regional Module For Teacher Training on Comprehensive Sexuality Education for East and  Southern Africa
January 23, 2017

Regional Module For Teacher Training on Comprehensive Sexuality Education ...

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This training module was developed as a resource to support the training of teachers in East and Southern Africa to deliver school–based sexuality education. Designed for trainers who are delivering pre–service training on sexuality education in ...

Recent Experiences and Lessons Learned in Vasectomy Programming in Low-Resource Settings: A Document Review
January 20, 2017

Recent Experiences and Lessons Learned in Vasectomy Programming in ...

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"By maximizing the confluence of existing infrastructure and more positive attitudes toward FP [family planning] use, and by building upon the existing body of effective male involvement interventions, now is an opportune time to incorporate ...

Lessons from Link Up! What's So Different About Adolescents? - Unique Challenges and Opportunities in Engaging 10 -19 Year Olds in Integrated HIV and SRHR Services
January 19, 2017

Lessons from Link Up! What's So Different About Adolescents? - Unique ...

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“Adolescents are unique in their development, their health and their social needs; therefore, their service requirements are different.” This brief explores some of the key lessons learned from the Link Up programme related to engaging and ...

UNESCO Values Education through Sport Materials
January 16, 2017

UNESCO Values Education through Sport Materials

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The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) has developed a set of materials to support their campaign to promote the role of sport in delivering values education. The materials consist of a motion design ...

What Works to Prevent HIV Among Adolescent Girls?
March 10, 2017

What Works to Prevent HIV Among Adolescent Girls?

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“AIDS is the leading cause of death among adolescents (aged 10-19) in ESA [East and Southern Africa]. Adolescents (aged 10-19) are the only age group in which AIDS deaths rose between 2001 and 2013.”

How Effective is Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Preventing HIV?
March 2, 2017

How Effective is Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Preventing HIV?

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“In this region, in 2013, Ministers of Health and Education from 20 countries endorsed the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) Commitment to scale up access to quality CSE, as well as Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and HIV prevention for ...

Critical Choices - Assessing the Effects of Education and Civic Engagement on Somali Youths' Propensity Towards Violence
March 1, 2017

Critical Choices - Assessing the Effects of Education and Civic Engagement ...

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“As with most violent extremist groups, Al Shabaab feeds on the frustrations and grievances of youth that feel excluded from society and opportunities for upward mobility. With this in mind, it is important to consider what approaches and ...

Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit - A Practical Guide for Implementers of Youth Programs
February 7, 2017

Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit - A Practical Guide for ...

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This toolkit is designed to provide implementers of youth programming with a variety of references, resources, and tools on how to use a positive youth development (PYD) approach for evaluating youth-focused programming. PYD is defined as an ...

University Leadership for Change in Sexual and Reproductive Health Project
February 1, 2017

University Leadership for Change in Sexual and Reproductive Health Project

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In Niger, rates of childbearing, child marriage, and adolescent pregnancy are some of the highest in the world. The University Leadership for Change (ULC) project engages students, the administration, and university health services from Abdou ...

Investing in Communication for Development to Enhance Quality Education and Learning Outcomes
January 30, 2017

Investing in Communication for Development to Enhance Quality Education and ...

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"Studies have demonstrated that C4D approaches have a positive impact on changing attitudes and norms relating to education. They can positively shift knowledge and attitudes of caregivers, learners and educators in order to support inclusive, ...

Fulfilling Our Promise to Young People Today (2013-2015) Progress Review
January 24, 2017

Fulfilling Our Promise to Young People Today (2013-2015) Progress Review

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"Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) has 158 million young people aged 10-24; a number that is expected to rise to 281 million by 2050. Better education and public health measures will be hugely beneficial to the health and development of these ...

Key Soft Skills for Cross-Sectoral Youth Outcomes
January 13, 2017

Key Soft Skills for Cross-Sectoral Youth Outcomes

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“Soft skills refer to a broad set of skills, behaviors, and personal qualities that enable people to effectively navigate their environment, relate well with others, perform well, and achieve their goals. These skills are applicable across ...

Guidelines for Consulting with Children and Young People with Disabilities
December 14, 2016

Guidelines for Consulting with Children and Young People with Disabilities

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This document is a resource to support inclusive communication with children and youth with disabilities. It seeks to equip individuals and organisations working on child rights issues with the knowledge and skills to communicate and consult with ...

Partners & Allies: Toolkit for Meaningful Adolescent Girl Engagement
December 13, 2016

Partners & Allies: Toolkit for Meaningful Adolescent Girl Engagement

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Created by members of the Coalition for Adolescent Girls (CAG), this toolkit is meant to be a resource for practitioners, policy-makers, advocates, researchers, donors, and governments interested in engaging adolescent girls as partners and ...

How Is a Radio Programme Encouraging Young People's Engagement with Democratic Processes in Tanzania?
November 18, 2016

How Is a Radio Programme Encouraging Young People's Engagement with ...

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"New research has found that the programme provided valuable information about the elections and voting process, addressed apathy (encouraging many to participate in various stages of the process) and inspired some listeners to maintain peace ...

We Want To Be Free - A Book About Gender-Based Violence
November 17, 2016

We Want To Be Free - A Book About Gender-Based Violence

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This book about gender-based violence (GBV) is designed to inform young people in South Africa about violence against women and children, what to do when it happens, and how to help prevent it. It has been published by the Soul City Institute for ...

WATCH (Women's Advocacy Through Cinema and Human Exchange) Project
November 15, 2016

WATCH (Women's Advocacy Through Cinema and Human Exchange) Project

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WATCH (Women's Advocacy Through Cinema and Human Exchange) is a participatory research and media project that advocates for the rights of women and girls in the fast-expanding settlements of the urban economically poor surrounding Nigeria’s ...

Scaling Up Normative Change Interventions for Adolescent and Youth Sexual and  Reproductive Health Literature Review Findings and Recommendations
November 10, 2016

Scaling Up Normative Change Interventions for Adolescent and Youth Sexual ...

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In this literature review, “scale-up” refers to expanding or replicating interventions that have been piloted and evaluated with the aim of covering a larger geographic region and/or reaching a larger or new population and sustaining effect at ...

A Time of Transition: Adolescents in Humanitarian Settings
November 1, 2016

A Time of Transition: Adolescents in Humanitarian Settings

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"[R]ecent humanitarian action has highlighted the need to more rigorously include the perspectives and consider needs of adolescents in crisis situations." Plan International United Kingdom (UK) and Plan International commissioned this report to ...

My Rights My Voice Completion Report 2011-2016
October 31, 2016

My Rights My Voice Completion Report 2011-2016

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"The project has created a dynamic which will allow us to change the destiny of our communities." - Sofia, aged 24, MRMV youth group member, Niger

Evaluation of the 'My Rights My Voice' Programme: Synthesis Report
October 31, 2016

Evaluation of the 'My Rights My Voice' Programme: Synthesis Report

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My Rights My Voice (MRMV) is a multi-country programme implemented by Oxfam GB, Oxfam Novib, Oxfam Québec, and their partners with the aim of engaging marginalised children and youth in their rights to health and education services. (See Related ...

Child-Participatory Budgeting: A Review of Global Practice
October 27, 2016

Child-Participatory Budgeting: A Review of Global Practice

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How can children be involved in decisions about public expenditure in ways that are effective, inclusive and impactful? Drawing on the views of children, young people, and adults who worked together in participatory budgeting initiatives, this ...

Everyone's Right to Know: Delivering Comprehensive Sexuality Education For All Young People
October 27, 2016

Everyone's Right to Know: Delivering Comprehensive Sexuality Education For ...

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“There are more young people in the world than ever before. Today, worldwide, there are 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24. This demographic reality requires governments, decision makers, educators, health providers and ...

Fulfil! Guidance Document for the Implementation of Young People's Sexual Rights
October 14, 2016

Fulfil! Guidance Document for the Implementation of Young People's Sexual Rights

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"Translating the sexual rights of young people into practice not only involves raising awareness among young people for them to claim their rights, but working with duty bearers, such as health providers, educators and policy makers for them to ...

Engaging Men, Changing Gender Norms: Directions for Gender-Transformative Action
October 13, 2016

Engaging Men, Changing Gender Norms: Directions for Gender-Transformative Action

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This advocacy brief from the MenEngage Alliance and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) explores the importance of changing social norms related to men's ideas and behaviours and examines these questions: Can men support gender equality ...

Synthesis Report of the Rapid Assessment of Adolescent and HIV Programme Context in Five Countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Jamaica, Swaziland and Zimbabwe
October 13, 2016

Synthesis Report of the Rapid Assessment of Adolescent and HIV Programme ...

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“At a time when AIDS-related deaths are declining rapidly in other population groups, AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 10–19 are not declining and AIDS remains the second leading cause of death in adolescents globally. It is the leading ...

How to Educate About Abortion - A Guide for Peer Educators, Teachers and Trainers
October 12, 2016

How to Educate About Abortion - A Guide for Peer Educators, Teachers and ...

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This guide has been developed for trainers and educators who want to deliver workshops or training on abortion to young people. The guide seeks to ensure that training is based on rights-based information, which is grounded in robust ...

Essential Packages Manual: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Programmes for Young People
September 28, 2016

Essential Packages Manual: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights ...

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The Essential Packages Manual is designed to be a comprehensive guide for successful sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) programmes for young people. It seeks to help organisations to critically review programmes and identify gaps ...

Evidence and Rights-based Planning and Support Tool for Empowering Approaches to  SRHR Education with Young People
September 28, 2016

Evidence and Rights-based Planning and Support Tool for Empowering ...

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This tool is designed to help organisations working in HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) to plan or improve their HIV prevention and SRHR education programmes for young people. The toolkit reflects up-to-date ...

Documenting Best Practices: Advocacy on Integrating SRH HIV
September 26, 2016

Documenting Best Practices: Advocacy on Integrating SRH HIV

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"...when HIV/AIDS programs are linked with other initiatives {e.g. family planning, sexual health, ante- and post-natal care, gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and services, prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), ...

2016 Calendar: A Parent's Guide to Comprehensive Sexuality Education
September 26, 2016

2016 Calendar: A Parent's Guide to Comprehensive Sexuality Education

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This calendar is part of an initiative to ensure that children and young people in Eastern and Southern Africa are receiving accurate information about their sexual and reproductive health. Developed for parents and guardians across the region, ...

HIV Prevention Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women - Putting HIV Prevention Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women on the Fast-Track and Engaging Men and Boys
September 7, 2016

HIV Prevention Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women - Putting HIV ...

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“The number of new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa remains exceptionally high. In 2015, 450 000 [380 000–530 000] new infections occurred among adolescent girls and young women aged 15 to 24 years, ...

Tikambe! (Let's Talk!) Project
September 1, 2016

Tikambe! (Let's Talk!) Project

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Tikambe! (Let’s Talk!) is a joint BBC Media Action and Restless Development project in Zambia that uses an integrated communication approach to get young people openly talking about sex, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and how to prevent ...

Broadcasting Peace: A Case Study on Education for Peace, Participation and Skills Development Through Radio and Community Dialogue
August 26, 2016

Broadcasting Peace: A Case Study on Education for Peace, Participation and ...

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This case study looks at a youth-focused communication for development intervention in Uganda carried out in partnership with the Straight Talk Foundation as part of the Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy in Conflict-Affected Contexts (PBEA) ...

U-Report: Voice Matters Project
August 24, 2016

U-Report: Voice Matters Project

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U-Report, developed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is a mobile-based communication platform that lets young people, called U-Reporters, share their ideas and opinions on social issues affecting their communities through sms-based ...

Adolescent Boys and Young Men: Engaging Them as Supporters of Gender Equality and  Health and Understanding Their Vulnerabilities
August 22, 2016

Adolescent Boys and Young Men: Engaging Them as Supporters of Gender ...

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“Far too many boys approach adolescence having experienced violence, witnessed violence, dropped out of school, had risky sex, or practiced other risk-taking behaviors because they believe that they must do so to be seen by their peers and their ...

Education and Transitional Justice: Opportunities and Challenges for Peacebuilding
August 19, 2016

Education and Transitional Justice: Opportunities and Challenges for ...

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"The contribution that education can make to peace depends not only on measures such as the physical reconstruction of schools, the reincorporation of young people into the education system, and school curricula that promote universal values of ...

Evaluation of Child and Youth Participation in Peacebuilding
August 16, 2016

Evaluation of Child and Youth Participation in Peacebuilding

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This report highlights the results of an evaluation of peacebuilding initiatives involving children and youth in three countries: Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Nepal. The objectives of the study are to: explore children ...

Young People's Participation in Peacebuilding - A Practice Note
August 10, 2016

Young People's Participation in Peacebuilding - A Practice Note

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"...a growing body of evidence suggests that young women and men can and do play active roles as agents of positive and constructive change. The recently adopted Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security marks the formal ...

'Hiigsiga Nolosha': How Has a Youth Radio Show Given Young Somalis Hope for Their Future?
August 4, 2016

'Hiigsiga Nolosha': How Has a Youth Radio Show Given Young Somalis Hope for ...

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"The second phase of BBC Media Action’s Somalia Stability Fund funded ‘Youth and Media’ project has aimed to increase engagement of youth in discussion on the future of Somalia and to contribute to an audience-responsive media sector." The BBC ...

Sawa Shabab (Together Youth) Radio Drama Series
July 26, 2016

Sawa Shabab (Together Youth) Radio Drama Series

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Sawa Shabab (Together Youth) is a peacebuilding radio drama series aired by nearly 30 local stations across all states of South Sudan. The radio drama follows the daily lives of young South Sudanese as they face unique challenges while learning ...

Passages Project - Transforming Social Norms for Sexual and Reproductive Health
July 25, 2016

Passages Project - Transforming Social Norms for Sexual and Reproductive Health

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Passages is a research-to-practice project that seeks to address the core challenges to improving sexual and reproductive health such as gender-based violence, child marriage, and unintended pregnancy by transforming social norms. Researchers on ...

GrowUp Smart Materials for Young Adolescents
July 22, 2016

GrowUp Smart Materials for Young Adolescents

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This set of GrowUp Smart materials forms part of an interactive curriculum to improve the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of very young adolescents. The materials were produced as part of the A3 Project which is working with youth-serving ...

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