We, the Ministers of Education, Health, Gender, and Youth and senior government officials
commit ourselves to step up efforts to ensure adolescents’ and young people’s access to good quality CSE and youth-friendly SRH services in the ESA region, and to work in partnership with young people, parents, civil society, and community and religious leaders to achieve the goals set out in the 2013 ESA Commitment.
SPECIFICALLY, WE COMMIT TO
In young people’s development, including strategic investment in health, education, and social protection programmes for adolescents and young people, while creating an enabling environment for CSE and SRH by harmonizing legal and policy frameworks.
Increased coverage and access to age-appropriate, scientifically accurate,, inclusive CSE and SRH services for all girls and boys, both in and out of school, to address the disturbingly low HIV and AIDS knowledge levels and the challenges adolescents and young people still face in accessing SRH services.
In programmes that keep children in school, particularly girls in rural and poor communities, and ensure that schools are safe and equitable places for learning.
Legislation to eradicate child marriage; strengthen child protection systems (with an emphasis on legal reform); and promote the development of programmes that strengthen norms and standards that eliminate discrimination based on gender, age, socio-economic status, or disabilities.
That interventions and resources are well targeted and strengthen data collection mechanisms at all levels while ensuring that data is disaggregated by sex, age, economic status, and geographical location.
6. STEP UP
Our efforts to accelerate action for young people’s access to CSE and SRH services to guarantee that young people attain and enjoy full and healthy lives by 2030.ion.
#OurVoices matter. Be sure to make a date with Reach A Hand Uganda in joining the world to observe the International Day of the Girl Child on Thursday October 12th.
Running under the theme Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: Accelerating Vision 2040 for the Ugandan Girl" the youth dialogue will be attended by young people, journalists and stakeholders in Katonga Hall at Kampala Serena Hotel.
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