Resources by Audience: Young People


Sexuality Education: A Ten-Country Review of School Curricula

Sexuality Education: A Ten-Country Review of School Curricula

This collaborative regional curriculum scan, which was conducted in 2011, seeks to assess the content, quality, and delivery methods of sexuality education (SE) curricula in ten ESA countries and aims to ensure that the reviews help countries to develop curricula designed to not only increase comprehensive knowledge among young people, but to empower them to adopt protective behaviours, such as refusing unwanted sex, delaying sex, using condoms and testing for HIV.

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SRH and HIV Linkages Compendium: Indicators and Related Assessment Tools

SRH and HIV Linkages Compendium: Indicators and Related Assessment Tools

The Steering Group developed a theory of change, which was used to identify and assess indicators and related assessment tools to measure SRH and HIV linkages and provide a thematic structure to the compendium. The areas in the theory of change can broadly be categorised as outputs (enabling environment, integrated service delivery and stronger health systems), outcomes (reduced stigma and discrimination and gender-based violence, increased access to and utilisation of services, improved efficiency) and impact (improved health, human rights and quality of life).

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Overlooked and Uninformed: Young Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Overlooked and Uninformed: Young Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Recognizing the realities of young adolescent girls’ and boys’ lives—and particularly their need to know about their bodies and their sexual rights and responsibilities—is crucial for building the foundations of a safe passage through adolescence into adulthood.

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What does not work in adolescent sexual and reproductive health: a review of evidence on interventions commonly accepted as best practices

What does not work in adolescent sexual and reproductive health: a review of evidence on interventions commonly accepted as best practices

There was little evidence based on research or practical experience on effective ways of providing young people with information, education, and health services, or equipping them with skills to protect them from risks.

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International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education (Volume 1)

International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education (Volume 1)

Few young people receive adequate preparation for their sexual lives. This leaves them potentially vulnerable to coercion, abuse and exploitation, unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. Many young people approach adulthood faced with conflicting and confusing messages about sexuality and gender. This is often exacerbated by embarrassment, silence and disapproval of open discussion of sexual matters by adults, including parents and teachers, at the very time when it is most needed.

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International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education (Volume 2)

International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education (Volume 2)

Effective sexuality education can provide young people with age-appropriate, culturally relevant and scientifically accurate information. It includes structured opportunities for young people to explore their attitudes and values, and to practise the decision-making and other life skills they will need to be able to make informed choices about their sexual lives.

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Positive Learning (2012)

Positive Learning (2012)

There are an estimated 5.4 million YPLHIV worldwide (UNAIDS, 2010) and 45% of new HIV infections occur among 15-24 year olds (WHO, 2009). Young people living with HIV have diverse, complex and changing needs. While they may share certain needs in common with both younger children and older adults, there are specifi c issues that they face linked to their evolving capacity, their physical and emotional development and the transition from protected childhood into independent adulthood.

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It's all one vol 1

It’s All One Curriculum Volume 1

This is a practical resource for curriculum development, particularly in the areas of gender, sexuality, and HIV. The ultimate goal of It’s All One Curriculum is to develop the capacity of young people to enjoy —and advocate for their rights to— dignity, equality, and responsible, satisfying, and healthy sexual lives.

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It's all one vol 2

It’s All One Curriculum Volume 2

As important as what information is taught is how we teach it. The most effective methods for teaching about sexuality, HIV, gender, and rights are participatory, learner-centered educational methods. Indeed, such methods help prepare young people for living —and promote their health and happiness— in a complex and changing world.

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Global standards for quality health care services for Adolescents Vol 1

Global standards for quality health care services for Adolescents Vol 1

This document aims to inform and assist national public health programme managers, facility managers, health-care providers, national bodies in charge of quality improvement, as well as individuals and organizations supporting their work, such as development agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the commercial sector.

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Global standards for quality health care services for Adolescents Vol 2

Global standards for quality health care services for Adolescents Vol 2

This volume, the Implementation guide, provides detailed guidance on identifying what actions need to be taken to implement the standards at the national, district and facility levels. It can be used to develop checklists to assess the status of implementation.

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Global standards for quality health care services for Adolescents Vol 3

Global standards for quality health care services for Adolescents Vol 3

This volume, Tools to conduct quality and coverage measurement surveys to collect data about compliance with the global standards, includes tools to determine whether the implementation of the standards has been achieved.

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Global standards for quality health care services for Adolescents Vol 4

Global standards for quality health care services for Adolescents Vol 4

This volume, Scoring sheets for data analysis, is to be used in conjunction with the monitoring tools in Volume 3. Using this data analysis method, countries can determine compliance with quality standards.

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How comprehensive sexuality education supports a better healthier future: An information booklet for communities

How comprehensive sexuality education supports a better healthier future: An information booklet for communities

This handbook provides information for parents, caregivers, community leaders, youth group and religious leaders, community members, teachers and others involved in the welfare and development of children. It explains what good comprehensive sexuality education for children is all about and why communities should support young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services.

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Brochure: Talking to your parents

Brochure: Talking to your parents

Adolescence is a time of huge physical, behavioural and emotional changes. Comprehensive sexuality education means getting age-appropriate information about these changes and about sexuality, including: values, attitudes and skills; having relationships; culture and society; human rights and human development; sexual behaviour and sexual and reproductive health.

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