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UNESCO Consultancy for evidence review on sexuality education

Defined as “an age-appropriate, culturally relevant approach to teaching about sex and relationships by providing scientifically accurate, realistic, non-judgmental information”, sexuality education provides opportunities to explore one’s own values and attitudes and to build decision making,...

New School Health and Nutrition Webinar series

FRESH partners and colleagues from across the school health and nutrition community have come together to launch a new monthly School Health and Nutrition (SHN) Webinar series. The SHN webinar series will provide monthly presentations by leading policy makers, researchers and implementators engaged in improving the health and education of children in low and middle income countries.

Out in the open. Education sector responses to violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression

In some countries, 85 per cent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students experience homophobic and transphobic violence in school, 45 per cent of transgender students drop out. Homophobic violence also targets 33 per cent of students who are wrongly perceived to be LGBT because...

A Zambian school takes on the challenges of HIV and AIDS

In the early 2000s, the Mulwari Secondary School, located in the outskirts of Livingstone, Zambia, was deeply impacted by the high prevalence of HIV in the local community. Student learning outcomes suffered as a result, with just 32% of grade seven and 30% of grade nine students passing in 2004. “Before, our school was known as the grave school,” said one of the guidance counselors at Mulwari during a school visit in February 2016 as part of the second Learning Champions Forum (part of the Learning Metrics Task Force).

UNESCO, UNICEF, UN Women, UNGEI and UNiTE release #ConnectwithRespect - Advancing gender equality and safe schools in Asia-Pacific

Students learn best in schools that provide safety and social support. However, some young people experience violence and harassment in, around, and on the way to school. This includes gender-based violence, which can take many different forms and can negatively impact students’ learning.

Cambodia group uses facts and football to promote teacher tolerance

Ah Hea Touch, a grade 11 transman student, dreads English class because he knows his teacher will single him out for abuse, telling him that being transgender is shameful and sinful. Hurt feelings combine with frustration as this isn’t his first encounter with such scorn from an authority figure...

Connect with Respect: Preventing gender-based violence in schools

Students learn best in schools that provide safety and social support. However, some young people experience violence and harassment in, around, and on the way to school. This includes gender-based violence (GBV), which can take many different forms and can negatively impact students’ learning.

New publication from Irish Aid compiles lectures and presentations from the Annual Irish Aid Professor Father Michael Kelly Lecture Series 2006-2015

Originally hailing from Tullamore, Ireland, Professor Father Michael Kelly has spent more than 50 years living and working in Zambia, where he is now a citizen. Since 2006, the Irish Aid Professor Fr. Michael Kelly Lecture on HIV and AIDS...

Boost access, quality of sexual and reproductive health services for youth in Asia-Pacific, says UNFPA

Bangkok– 1 February 2016

A new report from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, finds that more of the nearly one billion young people between 15 and 24 in the Asia and Pacific region are having sex before marriage than ever before, yet many face a dangerous dearth of information on...

Consultancy: Support for the prevention and management of learner pregnancy

UNESCO is seeking a consultant to offer technical support to develop the Department of Basic Education (South Africa) National Policy for the Prevention and Management of Learner Pregnancy.

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