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  1. National Guidelines and Standards of Practice on Orphans and Vulnerable Children

    National guidelines and standards of practice published by Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in 2007 aim to assure and improve the quality of interventions that target orphans and vulnerable children in Nigeria. The guidance accords with federal government policies, international instruments, and internationally accepted best practices. It defines roles and responsibilities for all stakeholders and seeks to enhance collaboration and strategic partnerships between them. …

  2. Mentoring Guide for Life Skills

    This series of Girls' Success Mentoring Guides is a tool to help mentors in their journey. These guides serve as road maps for them. They provide ideas for helping girls as they go through school and become young adults. The first section of each Guide talks about being a mentor and how to prepare for mentoring activities. Later sections talk about issues that are important to girls. This Guide describes life skills. These are the basic skills to help girls make good decisions as they become adults and plan for their futures. …

  3. When the safety net fails. Children in West and Central Africa and the risk of HIV infection

    This publication looks at children who are vulnerable to HIV infection, providing services to mitigate this vulnerability and to assist those who have already acquired HIV. To explore this, the authors spoke to more than 1,000 children and adolescents aged 8 to 20 years living in communities severely affected by war and displacement, child trafficking, or high HIV mortality - communities in which the social safety net had been severely disrupted. …

  4. HIV/AIDS, Stigma and Children: A literature review

    This research suggests that stigma and discrimination can exacerbate the material and psychological problems children already face in context of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. This paper reviews the literature on HIV/AIDS, children and stigma to interrogate the following questions: What is the evidence that HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination directly affects children, both materially and psychologically? How does HIV/AIDS-related stigma impact materially and psychologically, on adult caregivers and household structures supporting children affected by HIV/AIDS? …

  5. USAID Project Profiles: Children affected by HIV/AIDS

    This document describes projects that aim at combine HIV/AIDS prevention with care and support for affected children and their families. This report, which updates the first and second editions (published October 2001 and July 2002 respectively), presents projects profiles for 83 country specific and 16 regional or global projects currently funded by USAID. …

  6. Children for health. Children as partners in health promotion

    This document was published by the Child-to-Child Trust in 2005. This book advocates and aims to strengthen the provision of good quality health education for all children. This document consists of 3 parts : Part 1 : "Children as partners"; part 2 "Children's action"; part 3: "Facts for life: Prime messages and supporting information". The book is illustrated with examples of inspiring work being done across the world by educators and health workers dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families. The book is designed for teacher and health workers. …

  7. VIH/SIDA Infancia y adolescencia en América Latina y el Caribe

    Este documento es un paquete informativo sobre infancia, adolescencia y VIH/SIDA en América Latina y el Caribe producido por la UNICEF en 2005. Constituye una herramienta que pretende poner al alcance de los responsables de la toma de decisiones políticas, medios de comunicación, contrapartes, gobiernos locales, niños, niñas, adolescentes y personas interesadas en el tema, información sobre el impacto de la epidemia en la región, así como las acciones que UNICEF y sus aliados emprenden para fortalecer la repuesta nacional, local y de las comunidades ante el VIH/SIDA. …

  8. Crianças órfãs e vulneráveis no contexto do HIV/SIDA em Moçambique

    Este documento foi concebido pela UNICEF Moçambique e trata do problema das crianças órfãs e vulneráveis ao HIV/SIDA. O SIDA está a tornar-se rapidamente na maior causa de mortalidade infantil. Em 2006, estima-se que existam 99,000 crianças com menos de 15 anos de idade que vivem com HIV/SIDA, e aproximadamente 80 por cento destas têm menos de cinco anos. A pandemia do SIDA continua a contribuir para o aumento de crianças órfãs e vulneráveis. Estima-se que há para cima de 1,6 milhoes de órfaos em Moçambique e que mais de 20 por cento destes sao resultado do SIDA. …

  9. Our future: sexuality and life skills education for young people. Grades 4-5

    This toolkit shares the experiences of a project on sexuality and life skills led by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance started in 2003. The toolkit is based on a number of workshops and discussions with teachers and students. Throughout the development of the toolkit, students contributed questions, stories, problem letters and pictures. The result is a series of three books developed with teachers and learners in Grades 4 to 9 from 14 schools in the Chipata District of Zambia. …

  10. Niños, niñas y adolescentes en situación de riesgo a causa del VIH/SIDA

    El presente estudio fue realizado por PROINFANCIA, con el apoyo de UNICEF en 2004. Tiene como propósito estudiar en dos provincias del país cuál es la concordancia entre la situación de los niños, niñas y adolescentes vulnerables por la epidemia y las respuestas que se están dando para darle solución, tanto por parte de las familias como por el Estado y las organizaciones comunitarias. …

  11. Política nacional de protección de niños, niñas y adolescentes en situación de orfandad y vulnerabilidad por el VIH/SIDA en República Dominicana

    El documento es un marco general de las políticas de protección de la niñez y adolescencia huérfana y vulnerable a causa del VIH/SIDA en República Dominicana. Este documento fur publicado en 2006 por el Consejo Presidencial de lucha contra el SIDA y el Consejo Nacional para la niñez y adolescencia. Contiene estrategias generales y acciones para favorecer su implementación desde una perspectiva de género y de garantía de derechos. …

  12. Mainstreaming HIV within an education programme : a case study from concern Mozambique

    This case study is based on in-depth qualitative research conducted over six months by Concern Worldwide in the central province of Manica. It looks at how Concern Mozambique has addressed issues related to HIV and AIDS within its education programme. Specifically it outlines how school councils can help create a safer and more supportive environment particularly for girls using a methodology called Circles of Support. …

  13. Mortality, mobility, and schooling outcomes among orphans. Evidence from Malawi

    More than 30 percent of school-aged children have lost at least one parent in Malawi. Lack of investments in human capital and adverse conditions during childhood are often associated with lower living standards in the future. Therefore, if orphans face an increased risk of poverty, exploitation, malnutrition, and poorer access to health care and schooling, early intervention is critical so as to avoid the potential poverty trap. …

  14. AIDS, public policy and child well-being

    This study addresses one of the greatest challenges of our time: the damage caused by HIV and AIDS to the well-being of children and families. With 38.6 million people affected by HIV in 2006, with HIV prevalence at antenatal clinics exceeding 40 per cent in areas of Botswana and KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), with nationwide adult prevalence in excess of the critical threshold of 20 per cent in several countries, and with the prospect of a rapid spread of the disease in large swathes of India, China and Russian Federation, the future of child well-being is seriously threatened. …

  15. The evidence base for programming for children affected by HIV/AIDS in low prevalence and concentrated epidemic countries

    This report aims to review, analyze, and document the situation of children affected by HIV/AIDS in low prevalence and concentrated epidemic settings related to health, nutrition, education, protection, placement, psychosocial and cognitive development as well as socioeconomic status and experiences with HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination; and formulate and prioritize practical recommendations to strengthen the evidence base for programming on affected children.

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