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  1. HIV/AIDS and human rights: young people in action

    This document is a kit that presents ideas for youth organizations on issues relating to human rights and HIV and AIDS. It has a section on education and communication and lays particular emphasis on advocacy for the human rights for people living with HIV and AIDS. Although it is not a comprehensive document, it can serve as a starter with useful information and data for the public and peer education. Included in the package is a glossary with definitions and key terms used in the guide.

  2. HIV/AIDS education: a gender perspective. Tips and tools

    This UNICEF working paper presents new ideas, innovative approaches, case studies, bibliographies and research results for the purpose of facilitating the rapid exchange of knowledge and perspectives among field officers and to stimulate discussions on gender and HIV/AIDS issues. The audience for this publication are UNICEF staff who work with teachers and other educators, curriculum designers and policy makers in the formal and non-formal settings. …

  3. European guidelines for youth AIDS peer education

    The aim of these Guidelines is to provide guidance on setting up, running and evaluating AIDS peer education projects for young people. They were written with the practitioner and policy maker in mind, but should be useful to young people or anyone else wishing to gain an understanding of the approach. The Guidelines were developed from interviews, field notes, and an exhaustive review of the AIDS peer education literature. In addition, projects were looked at in 11 European Union member states. …

  4. Gender, HIV and human rights: a training manual

    This manual was prepared to help trainers respond to the gender-related needs of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It facilitates the acquisition of knowledge and skills relating to the gender dimension of HIV/AIDS among trainers. It consists of 4 major sections. Section 1: Challenges of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: The Gender & Human Rights Context, Section 2: Gender Concerns in HIV and Development, Section 3: Gender and HIV/AIDS: A Human Rights Approach and Section 4: Learning from Workshops. …

  5. Training and resource manual on school health and HIV/AIDS prevention

    This manual was developed for teacher trade unions, their constituencies and teachers. It provides resources (including fact sheets and accurate information and data on HIV/STI) and examples of interactive skill-building activities. …

  6. Preventing HIV/AIDS in schools

    The formal education system with a wide access to young people should play a central role in HIV/AIDS prevention. This document provides teachers and other HIV/AIDS educators with guidance on how to develop and implement an effective school-based programme for education on HIV/AIDS prevention, and focuses on teacher training, partnership, and teaching methods. A list of suggested resources are included in order to assist teachers and other HIV/AIDS educators in gaining access to up-to-date data, existing policies and curricula, teaching aids and sample evaluation questionnaires. …

  7. Learning and teaching about AIDS at school

    HIV/AIDS education in schools is often denied to children and young people because the subject is considered too sensitive or controversial to be taught or it is difficult to find a place for it in an already overcrowded school curriculum. This document examines the challenges affecting the implementation of HIV/AIDS education in schools, it also documents effective responses, which include creating a partnership between policy-makers, religious and community leaders, parents and teachers in order to ensure the implementation of an effective HIV/AIDS education programme.

  8. Integrating HIV/STD prevention in the school setting: a position paper

    This position paper addresses the integration of HIV/STD-related programmes into the school system, whether through education about reproductive health, life skills or other important health issues. It also discusses the development and monitoring of policies that are essential for effective programmes, and provides information on how young people can learn to cope with the increasingly complex demands of relationships.

  9. Peer education and HIV/AIDS: Concepts, uses and challenges

    This paper provides background information from the planners and participants involved in the International Consultation on Peer Education and HIV/AIDS that took place in Kingston, Jamaica, 18-21 April 1999. The consultation's overall goal was to improve the quality of peer education programmes and their contribution to HIV/AIDS/STI prevention, care and support. This paper discusses the definition of and the theory behind peer education, and presents the findings of prior efforts to analyze HIV/AIDS peer education programmes. …

  10. Impact of HIV and sexual health education on the sexual behaviour of young people: a review update

    The present review assesses the effects of HIV/AIDS and sexual health education on young people's sexual behaviour. …

  11. Young People and HIV/AIDS: Opportunity in crisis

    This report contains important new information about why young people are the key to defeating the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, including results from more than 60 new national surveys. It reaffirms that we must we accord top priority to making investments in the well-being of young people and to engaging them in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

  12. UNESCO's strategy for responding to HIV and AIDS

    As the UN specialised agency for education, UNESCO supports lifelong learning that builds and maintains essential skills, competencies, knowledge, behaviours and attitudes. This includes learning in formal educational settings; through non-formal educational activities; and through informal education. …

  13. UNESCO's strategy for HIV and AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean

    This document presents an updated version of a previous UNESCO strategy on HIV and AIDS for Latin America and the Caribbean that covered the period 2004-2005. It is based primarily on the proceedings from the first meeting of the HIV and AIDS Focal Points in the region held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1-4 April 2007. …

  14. Toolkit for mainstreaming HIV and AIDS in the education sector: guidelines for development cooperation agencies

    This toolkit aims to help education staff from development cooperation agencies, including both development and humanitarian-oriented multilateral and bilateral agencies as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other civil society organizations, to support the process of mainstreaming HIV and AIDS into education sector planning and implementation. It provides resources and support to assess the progress countries have made with respect to HIV and AIDS mainstreaming; to identify entry points and opportunities; and to establish priorities for advocacy and action. …

  15. Radio and HIV/AIDS: making a difference. A guide for radio practitioners, health worker and donors

    Radio and HIV/AIDS: Making a Difference has been written with two premises in mind: that even in this age of digital communications radio remains a powerful force to confront the health and social challenges posed by HIV/AIDS, but that there is much scope for improving programming. …

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