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Mobilizing religious leaders to accelerate implementation to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 in Eastern and Southern Africa

Over 65 Religious Leaders, youth representatives, representatives from UN Family, Government entities and other partners from 17 Eastern and Southern Africa Countries gathered in a high level stakeholder consultative meeting, in Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania, early September 2015 to deliberate on their role towards fast tracking the ending of HIV and AIDS by 2030 and the implementation of the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) commitment.

UNESCO conducts capacity building of in-services teachers in Mozambique

Within the context of support to the Ministry of Education and Human Development (MINEDH) on scaling up comprehensive Sexuality Education at the country level and in order to increase children and young people's knowledge on sexual and reproductive health and rights through access to high quality, comprehensive sexuality education, that is gender transformative, evidence informed and age and culturally appropriate, UNESCO conducted capacity building of in-service teachers in Maputo and Sofala Provinces at Institute of Teacher Trainers (IFP) of lnhamízua (27 September-3 October) and Chibututuíne (6 -12 September), respectively.

Dialogue on Eastern and Southern Africa Ministerial Commitment held in Namibia

Dialogues on Eastern and Sothern Africa Ministerial Commitment held in Namibia Dialogues on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) for young people were conducted on the 1st and 3rd September in Zambezi and Kavango regions. These dialogues were part of the series of meetings that are planned for all the regions in Namibia with the aim of orienting regional management teams on the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) commitment.

Sexuality education highlighted in the Minsk Declaration on the life course approach in the context of health 2020

Member States of the European Region recently gathered in Minsk, Belarus, for the WHO European Regional Conference on the Life-course Approach in the Context of Health 2020. The aim of the conference was to bring together new evidence on what governments can do to keep people healthy throughout...

Legal barriers, stigma keep young drug users in harm’s way

For millions of young people who use drugs from Asia and the Pacific, services that could improve their health, encourage recovery and bring about a better quality of life are often denied. Stigma, discriminatory laws and policies prevent many of them from accessing the benefits of harm...

Teachers Matter: Addressing school bullying, violence, and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression in Asia-Pacific

A trusted teacher can be a lifeline of support for a young learner subjected to bullying or exclusion at school. A report soon to be released by UNESCO Bangkok finds that in Asia-Pacific, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) youth are disproportionately at risk of school bullying, discrimination and violence. For them, a supportive teacher can transform their entire outlook on school and, with it, their learning outcomes and their future.

Sarina Thai visit, LGBTI-friendly training inspire Thai students

Tun, Aod and Bank* have their sights set on careers as a fashion designer, model and marketing professional, respectively. The 13-year-olds are best friends who share a bond that goes beyond their complementary career goals – all three...

Risk Behaviours among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men in Myanmar – Research Report Launched!

Nearly half of young men who have sex with men in Myanmar (YMSM) report experiencing problems with family members because of their sexual identity or orientation, according to a newly released study. The study also found that most YMSM report having their first sexual encounter in their mid-teens and that the majority of them are knowledgeable about protective health measures such as condom use.

International Ministerial Meeting on Education Sector Responses to Homophobic Violence

Many students around the world are routinely denied the basic universal human right to education because of the discrimination and violence including bullying they experience in educational institutions, on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender expression and gender...

UNAIDS IATT on Education and School Health consultancy

The UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team on Education and School Health is looking for a consultant-writer to revise and update a publication and communication and advocacy tools. More information is available in the Terms of Reference below. The deadline for expressions of interest is 7 October 2015 (...

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