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SAfAIDS and UNESCO Toolkit on Engaging Communities in Comprehensive Sexuality Education

This toolkit developed by SAfAIDS, with technical and financial support from UNESCO, provides practical information and advice to community members on how to support children and young people to access comprehensive sexuality, HIV and AIDS information and services - to promote improved access to comprehensive sexuality education amongst young people and better support their health outcomes.

Consultancy: Documenting the scale up of comprehensive sexuality education programmes in Zambia

In early 2014, UNESCO launched a national project, “Strengthening comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) Programmes for Young People in School Settings in Zambia,” funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The project aims to strengthen the delivery of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) targeting young people (including young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) and young people with disabilities) age 10 to 24 in Zambia through increasing access to high quality and age appropriate sexuality education and services. Ultimately, the project aims to contribute to better sexual and reproductive health outcomes for Zambian adolescents and young people.

UNESCO and the ORAPI Hygiene Foundation: Partners in Ebola recovery

The current outbreak of the Ebola virus disease has had a devastating effect on communities in West Africa. Its impact has affected every part of society, impeding the delivery of basic services, such as health and education. UNESCO’s response to Ebola is to strengthen the capacity of governments to recover from the outbreak and prevent future public health emergencies.

Nominations open for the Red Ribbon Award to honour and promote community leadership and action on AIDS

UNAIDS and civil society partners, in collaboration with the organizers of the 21st International AIDS Conference, jointly announce a global call for nominations for the 2016 Red Ribbon Award. The award, which will be presented at the 21st International AIDS Conference, to be held in July 2016 in Durban, South Africa, honours community-based organizations for their contributions to the response to AIDS.

UNESCO HIV and Health Education e-Newsletter, Issue 23

Inside this issue: World AIDS Day 2015: Getting to Zero. Starting with Education!; UNESCO Director-General’s message; World AIDS Day Commemoration at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris (France); First regional HIV testing campaign in Eastern Europe and Central Asia; ICASA – ESA Commitment: the Conference where it all began; Gender-Based Violence: What Education can do

Join UNESCO in marking the 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women

You are invited to join UNESCO in marking the 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women. Education is the theme of this year’s campaign and UNESCO is proud to be participating in raising awareness of school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV), including violence against women.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is taking place from 25 November to 10 December with the theme of “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All.” School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) can be a serious barrier in realizing the right to education. It is estimated that 246 million girls and boys are harassed and abused in and around school every year.

PRESS RELEASE: ‘From Insult to Inclusion’: UNESCO launches first regional review of LGBTI bullying in Asia-Pacific schools

Forty country review examines extent and impact of abuse based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression and highlights deficiencies in education sector response.

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.


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