In focus

A Fruitful Year of Learning for Parents Enabled by the UNESCO-supported Connections Programme

On 3 July, more than 80 trainers and managers from family planning associations of 12 different provinces and cities gathered at a meeting in Jilin City of Northeast China to share experiences and celebrate their achievements in the first year of the Connections programme that trained parents on how to communicate with adolescents about sexual and reproductive health (SRH) issues.

Go Purple to Support LGBTI Youth

Parents, peers and teachers of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex youth urged to show support for LGBTI youth and create safe spaces for LGBTI students. Far too many of this region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) youth experience dread walking through their schools’ doors, knowing that taunting, exclusion and even violence may await.