Category Archives for Country Progress

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“School mothers” in South Sudan are keeping girls in school

15 July, 2016   |   Blog, Country Progress, Latest Blog

Written in collaboration with SAFAIDS and UNESCO as part of efforts to train journalists on comprehensive sexuality education South Sudan has faced decades of conflict, which has been severely detrimental to the lives of millions of young people i...

Namibia Pilot Project on HIV Testing and Counselling

Namibia pilot project that introduces HIV testing and counselling in schools

14 July, 2016   |   Blog, Country Progress, Latest Blog

Although the HIV prevalence rate amongst young people have declined in recent years, there is still a disproportionate number of young women and girls who are becoming newly infected across the region. HIV testing and counselling (HTC) is key to r...

Comprehensive sexuality education books being handed to the Minister, Dr. John Phiri

New sexuality education books launched to help young people make positive choices about their health and future in Zambia

24 May, 2016   |   Country Progress, Events, Latest Blog

With the new, nation-wide scale-up of comprehensive sexuality education integrated into primary and secondary schools, Zambia has seen a glaring need for resources to help improve delivery in the classroom. As part of addressing this gap, the Governm...

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A year in review: Highlights from 2014

31 December, 2014   |   Blog, Country Progress, Events, Updates

2014 has been a year full of impressive progress from countries involved in the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) Commitment. Since the signing of the commitment in December 2013, huge strides have been made to deliver comprehensive sexuality educa...


Take a stand on World AIDS Day

1 December, 2014   |   Country Progress, Latest Blog, Our Voice, Photos

Today marks World AIDS Day. Every year, December 1st is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. According to UNICEF there were 2.1 million adolescents (10–19 years) living with HIV in 2013, 8...


Education plays key role in ending teenage pregnancy across Eastern and Southern Africa

6 November, 2014   |   Blog, Country Progress, Events, Latest Blog

Every girl has the right to complete a quality education – however, the realities are that many do not make it through to their graduation. Teenage pregnancy is a significant cause to increased school dropout, with persistently high rates across E...



4 November, 2013   |   Country Progress

Gender inequality and gender-based violence are a matter of grave concern for the region....



4 October, 2013   |   Country Progress

Cultural practices, poverty and other structural factors are impacts of sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and young people....



4 October, 2013   |   Country Progress

Young people should be able to exercise their right to health, including sexual and reproductive health....



4 October, 2013   |   Country Progress

Young people need a holistic approach to education on sexuality and human development....


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