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  1. Increasing investments in the sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing of adolescents and young people in Ghana

    Young people in every society constitute both the current and potential human capital of a nation’s development. In order to ensure that young people have a fulfilling sexual and reproductive life, appropriate investments must be made in their health and socio-economic well-being.

  2. Adolescent sexual and reproductive health: scoping the impact of programming in low- and middle-income countries

    Adolescence (10-19 years old) is a critical period in life, during which people undergo extensive biological, psychological and social changes. During this time, sexual and reproductive health can pose serious challenges for adolescents and programming needs to be effective in addressing this important health area. This scoping paper assesses the state of evidence around adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH), exploring the supply of and demand for evidence on the impact of ASRH programming in low- and middle-income countries. …

  3. Multi-stakeholder cooperation on sexual and reproductive health for young people: handbook of experiences and tools from a project in the Ohangwena Region in Namibia as an example for the implementation of the ESA commitment at a local level

    This handbook gives a detailed insight into the initiative in Ohangwena, which provides an example which can be expanded and improved upon in Namibia, and in the other 22 ESA countries.

  4. Sexual and reproductive health and rights and the global goals

    This publication provides a comprehensive overview for activists and policy experts on sexual and reproductive health and rights and how they are reflected in the SDGs and defined by the United Nations.

  5. Enhancing sexual and reproductive health and well-being of young people: building common ground between the United Nations and faith-based development partners

    Adolescence is a time of great change and growth, when young people are negotiating a range of influences, including religious ones. Strategies, including work on sexual and reproductive health, which seek to support the wellbeing and dignity of adolescents and youth, need to give greater consideration to internal and external drivers of wellbeing generated by religion, spirituality and the work of faith-based organizations (FBOs). …

  6. In a life: linking HIV and sexual and reproductive health in people’s lives

    IPPF’s comprehensive response to HIV is situated within a wider sexual and reproductive health framework. It links prevention with treatment, care and support; reduces HIV-related stigma and discrimination; and responds to the unique regional and national characteristics of the HIV epidemic. These real-life testimonies highlight how our work – shaped and pioneered by the efforts of thousands of committed staff, volunteers and partners – makes the vital links between HIV, sexual and reproductive health and rights.

  7. Developmentally Based Interventions and Strategies: Promoting Reproductive Health and Reducing Risk among Adolescents

    This tool has been prepared by FOCUS on Young Adults primarily for those who design and deliver programs and who formulate policies concerned with the well-being of young people in the developing world. It specifically explores (a) adolescence as a distinct stage in the developmental process,(b) the defining characteristics of adolescence, (c) the variety of factors that influence it, and (d) its societal and cultural relevance. …

  8. Increasing and improving multilateral development banks' funding for reproductive health and HIV/AIDS: a toolkit for advocacy

    This toolkit is intended for MDB-watchers, women's groups, affected communities, MDBs and other donors, and all stakeholders interested in (a) gaining information that may benefit their projects, particularly those focusing on improving reproductive health and HIV/AIDS services in the poorest communities of the world; (b) building their capacity to persuade MDBs to promote gender equality in all their reproductive health and HIV/AIDS investments; and (c) contributing to increasing and improving MDB spending on reproductive health and HIV/AIDS. …

  9. 10th Asia Pacific Alliance (APA) Conference and Meetings Report: Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for the MDGs Priorities Leading up to 2015 and beyond

    The 10th Asia Pacific Alliance (APA) Conference and Meetings were held in Penang, Malaysia and brought together a richly diverse group of representatives from 16 different countries. Through workshops and plenary, members and stakeholders discussed this year's theme "Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for the MDGs: Priorities Leading up to 2015 and beyond". The report contains live links to presentations and provides evidence based information and tools to advocate for sustained access to reproductive and sexual health to achieve the MDGs. …

  10. Reproductive Health/HIV and AIDS in Kenya

    Since the year 2000, the German Development Service (DED) has increased its engagement to combat HIV and AIDS through supporting a multisectoral approach in the hardest hit countries in sub-Sahara Africa. 90% of the Kenyan population lack financial resources and local access to adequate Reproductive Health services. This report gives an overview of this situation and analyzes the impact of HIV and AIDS on the public and private sector.áá

  11. Make or break? 2010: a pivotal year for scaling up RH/HIV integration and accelerating progress towards MDGs 5 and 6

    In the context of the five-year countdown to the Millennium Development Goals, missed targets on universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care, and the Third Replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the report details the unique demand-creation model used by the Mobilizing RH/HIV Integration Initiative during the Global Fund's Rounds 8 and 9. …

  12. Making Aid Effectiveness Work for Family Planning and Reproductive Health

    This Population Action International Working Paper analyzes the five principles of aid effectiveness - country ownership, alignment, harmonization, managing for results, and mutual accountability - from a family planning and reproductive health perspective. It also describes how the Paris Declaration has changed the ways of managing and delivering aid; highlights entry points and obstacles for champions working to improve funding and policies; and makes recommendations for civil society organizations, governments and donors.

  13. Sexuality: a missing dimension in development

    Sexuality is of fundamental importance in the lives of all humans. Although sexuality is a natural part of human life it is often neglected and mainly dealt with in relation to reproduction, disease, violence and oppression. Sexuality related issues are often fraught with unease, shame and conflict, due to cultural, religious, political, social, economic, and other factors outside the control of individuals, particularly those who have less power in societies. …

  14. Islam and family planning

    This policy brief gives an overview of Muslim countries' policies on and support for family planning and modern contraception. It reviews Islamic jurisprudence and justifications for sanctioning family planning.

  15. Review and appraisal of the progress made in achieving the goals and objectives of the programme of action of the International Conference on Population and Development: the 2004 report

    This report is based on the 2nd quinquennial review and appraisal for the thirty-seventh session of the commission in 2004. It is divided into an introduction and seven chapters. The first two sections provide an overview of population levels and trends, and population growth, structure and distribution in the world and its major regions. These are followed by four sections focusing on clusters of issues: reproductive health and rights and mortality, international migration and population programmes. The final section summarizes the major conclusion of the report.

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