This report presents progress made after two years of implementation of the ESA Commitment (2013-2015). Significant progress has already been made thanks to concerted action by governments, civil society, and development partners at national and regional level. The data presented was obtained and validated through a multi-sectoral country reporting process as stipulated by the respective coordination mechanisms of the ESA Commitment.
The historic ESA commitment was endorsed at the 2013 ICASA Conference and has time- bound actions and targets that were agreed upon by member states. Countries that endorsed the commitment include Angola, Botswana, Burundi, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.English | French | Portuguese
This report is a summary of progress since this landmark ESA Ministerial Commitment was made. It presents the priorities and progress made during the past 12 months at both national and regional levels with specific focus on the targets and accountability framework.English | French | Portuguese
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.English | French | Portuguese
Religious leaders have the welfare of their communities at heart. Comprehensive sexuality education is culturally and age appropriate information that teaches young people about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health issues.English | Nyanja | Portuguese | Sesotho | Swahili
Some common communication barriers prevent service providers from providing sexual and reproductive health services to young people. This leaflet includes suggestions to help you overcome those barriers and support young people effectively.English | Nyanja | Portuguese | Sesotho | Swahili
Adolescence is marked not only by physical changes, but also important behavioural and emotional ones. Young people need information about the changes in their bodies and about sexuality to help them make informed decisions. Parents and guardians need to start these conversations.English | Nyanja | Portuguese | Sesotho | Swahili
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.English | Nyanja | Portuguese | Sesotho | Swahili