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  1. High income countries issue brief: rights of children and young people to access HIV-related services

    This brief focuses on the rights of children (minors under the age of 18 years) in high-income countries to access health services related to HIV prevention – in particular sexual and reproductive health services, and harm reduction services and drug treatment services. …

  2. Marrying Too Young: End Child Marriage

    This report is a call to decision makers, parents, communities and to the world to end child marriage. It documents the current scope, prevalence and inequities associated with child marriage. This document argues that child marriage jeopardizes girls’ rights and stands in the way of girls living educated, healthy and productive lives. Furthemore, early marriage also excludes girls from fundamental decisions, such as the timing of marriage and choice of spouse. Not to mention that all of the effects of early marriage put girls more at risk of contracting HIV and other STIs. …

  3. Bridges to Adulthood: Understanding the Lifelong Influence of Men's Childhood Experiences of Violence. Analyzing Data from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey

    Great numbers of men report experiencing violence as children and these experiences have significant lifelong effects, according to the new analysis of the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) dataset included in this report. Adult men who were victims or witnesses of domestic violence as children, for instance, likely come to accept violence as a conflict resolving tactic not only in intimate partnerships but also in their wider lives. …

  4. Programs to address child marriage: Framing the problem

    Child marriage violates girls’ human rights and adversely affects their health and well-being. While age at marriage is increasing in most regions of the developing world, early marriage persists for large populations. Worldwide, it is estimated that more than one out of three women aged 20–24 were married before age 18, and one out of seven were married before age 15. There is great variation in child marriage practices across and within regions and between ethnic and religious groups. Eradicating child marriage has long been on the agenda of the United Nations and of individual countries. …

  5. Manual on Best Practices HIV/AIDS Programming with Children and Young People (version 8.4.2005)

    What are Best Practices? What criteria can be used to define a Best Practice and how can Best Practices be used? How can we promote the use of Best Practices by program staff in the field? These are some of the questions that this manual seeks to answer in relation to HIV/AIDS interventions and programs with children and youth. In order to strengthen the member organisations' use of the Best Practice approach both as a tool and as a process, the two networks entered into a joint venture in 2003. …

  6. Estrategia nacional para la infancia y adolescencia: los retos de la sustentabilidad democrática

    El documento contiene seis apartados. En primer lugar, se discute brevemente los diversos significados históricos y teóricos de la democracia y los tipos de ciudadanía promovidos, y las consecuencias que de ese análisis se derivan para esta temática. A continuación se realiza una caracterización de la "moderna ciudadanía" infantil y adolescente, identificando y comentando algunas experiencias internacionales relativamente exitosas en esta materia. …

  7. Reflexiones sobre la relación entre la "Estrategia Nacional para la Infancia y la Adolescencia" y el modelo de desarrollo de Uruguay hacia el año 2030

    El presente documento ha sido elaborado como uno de los insumos claves para el proceso de discusión que guiará la construcción de la Estrategia Nacional para la Infancia y la Adolescencia 2010-2030 (ENIA). En su primera parte desarrolla la tesis que advierte la existencia de una estrecha relación entre el cumplimiento y la expansión de los Derechos Humanos (civiles, políticos, económicos, sociales y culturales) y el logro de un desarrollo sostenido. …

  8. Plan Nacional Contra la Explotación Sexual Comercial de Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes

    Descripción general del Plan Nacional Contra la Explotación Sexual Comercial de Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes preparado por el gobierno de Costa Rica. Situación a nivel nacional, líneas de acción y objetivos. Tareas de prevención y marco legal, incluyendo reformas necesarias para combatir este problema. Labores de represión y atención a víctimas.

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