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AcQual II Project
June 5, 2017

AcQual II Project

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The AcQual II Project is a three-year (2014-2018) family planning project which seeks to increase access and quality of family planning services in the Democratic Republic on Congo (DRC), specifically in Kinshasa and Kongo Central. The project is ...

Youth-Led Research: Listening and Learning Toolkit
May 31, 2017

Youth-Led Research: Listening and Learning Toolkit

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This toolkit offers an introduction to the Listening and Learning (L&L) methodology - a youth-led research methodology which is based on conversations to capture individual perspectives and experiences.  The toolkit identifies the key ...

Accommodating Religious Identity in Youth Peacebuilding Programs
May 30, 2017

Accommodating Religious Identity in Youth Peacebuilding Programs

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"Becoming familiar with the dynamics of privilege and oppression between religious groups in the community or country where a program takes place allows peacebuilders to be sensitive toward participants and ensure everyone is included and ...

Don't Lose the Plot Television Programme
May 25, 2017

Don't Lose the Plot Television Programme

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Launched in May 2017, Don’t Lose the Plot is a competition reality television series that is designed to encourage Kenyan, Tanzanian, and Ugandan youth to go into agribusiness. It brings a particular format of reality television – the 'makeover' ...

Good Practice Guide: Adolescent HIV Programming
May 22, 2017

Good Practice Guide: Adolescent HIV Programming

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This Good Practice Guide was developed to offer programme managers and service providers concrete implementation guidance and support as they seek to address adolescents’ HIV needs more effectively. It is intended to shape a provider’s approach ...

Changing Gender and Social Norms, Attitudes and Behaviours
May 9, 2017

Changing Gender and Social Norms, Attitudes and Behaviours

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"What rigorous evidence is there on what types of programming interventions work to bring about changes in gender and social norms, and changes in wider attitudes and behaviours?" This annotated bibliography presents studies of programmes that ...

A Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
May 8, 2017

A Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development in Low- and Middle-Income ...

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Commissioned by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the YouthPower Learning project, this systematic review aims to document how Positive Youth Development (PYD) approaches have been applied in low- and ...

Grassroot Soccer Research Report 2016
April 4, 2017

Grassroot Soccer Research Report 2016

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“Grassroot Soccer is an adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize at-risk youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, ...

One Community Project
April 3, 2017

One Community Project

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The One Community project is designed to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS in Malawi and to prevent new infections. This will be achieved through: empowering priority populations with the knowledge, efficacy, and skills to effectively utilise ...

Gender Socialization during Adolescence in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
March 28, 2017

Gender Socialization during Adolescence in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

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"By drawing attention to the gender socialization process among adolescents, it is possible to re-direct intervention efforts, taking into consideration how young people imagine their transitions to adulthood - and how they achieve them. Rather ...

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 ...

"She Cannot Just Sit Around Waiting to Turn Twenty" - Understanding Why Child Marriage Persists in Kenya and Zambia
June 22, 2017

"She Cannot Just Sit Around Waiting to Turn Twenty" - Understanding Why ...

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“Around the world, an estimated 15 million girls are married each year before they turn 18, and UNICEF estimates that 720 million women alive today were married as children.”

Action Research to Improve Youth and Adult Literacy: Empowering Learners in a Multilingual World
June 8, 2017

Action Research to Improve Youth and Adult Literacy: Empowering Learners in ...

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“The challenge for education today is to adapt and respond to the complex realities of a linguistically and culturally diverse world, and to combat social disintegration and discrimination. We can use action research to reflect on this, moving ...

Promoting Health and Literacy for Women's Empowerment
June 6, 2017

Promoting Health and Literacy for Women's Empowerment

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"I am convinced that the intrinsic value of literacy and education, extending far beyond  economic development, is to empower people. This means enabling women and men, through  education, to take control of their own health and ...

Supporting the Design and Implementation of Youth-Led Research Projects - Guidance Note
May 31, 2017

Supporting the Design and Implementation of Youth-Led Research Projects - ...

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“The act of conducting research, regardless of the topic, can have positive impacts on youth and their relationships in the community.” This note offers guidance on implementing a youth-led research project, which is described as "a powerful tool ...

MTV Shuga: Down South
May 15, 2017

MTV Shuga: Down South

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MTV Shuga is a multi-channel campaign focusing on positive sexual health messaging for young people, with a television drama series as its central feature. The fifth season of the MTV Shuga television series was launched in March 2017 and is set ...

Engaging Children & Youth as Partners in Preventing Violence against Children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
May 11, 2017

Engaging Children & Youth as Partners in Preventing Violence against ...

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Engaging Children & Youth as Partners in Preventing Violence against Children is a project seeking to eradicate violence against children and youth in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The project objectives are to: (1) identify the worst ...

A Toolkit for Community-based Psychosocial Support for Children and Adolescents in South Sudan
April 25, 2017

A Toolkit for Community-based Psychosocial Support for Children and ...

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This toolkit, produced by TPO Uganda for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) South Sudan, includes seven community-based psychosocial support programme methodologies, which are meant to be used by organisations, community structures, or ...

Sisters With a Voice Project
April 4, 2017

Sisters With a Voice Project

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The Sisters with a Voice (SWV) programme started in 2009 and has reached over 24,000 female sex workers in 36 sites in Zimbabwe with clinical services, health education, and community empowerment and mobilisation activities. Both fixed and mobile ...

Young Adolescents Project (YAP) - Kenya
March 28, 2017

Young Adolescents Project (YAP) - Kenya

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Young Adolescents Project (YAP) was a three year project that addressed young adolescents sexual and reproductive health needs in nine primary schools in Kilifi County, Kenya.  The project was established by the Deutsche Stiftung ...

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 ...

More Than Just a Game - Sport as a Communication Platform in Sexuality Education for Adolescent Girls
November 24, 2016

More Than Just a Game - Sport as a Communication Platform in Sexuality ...

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“Practitioners and advocates working in the field of adolescent health need creative interventions to address gender and power, including the use of sport as a communication tool for sexuality education, storytelling and the representation of ...

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 ...

Information-Education-Participation: Media Use among Youth in Uganda
November 16, 2016

Information-Education-Participation: Media Use among Youth in Uganda

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“In order to be able to formulate and put in place sustainable participatory youth media projects, it is absolutely key that one knows the media habits and media competency of the target group. This is the only way to create projects that serve ...

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 ...

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