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  1. Review of innovation in interventions to increase access to education and attainment

    This paper is a critical review of interventions that are used in different developing contexts to enhance educational access and attainment. The paper was informed by data and information gathered through a multi-method approach. The approach involved reviewing of research-based publications from leading organisations like IIEP (UNESCO), UNAIDS, UNICEF, and Save the Children (UK). Journal articles and research reports mostly based on experiences in African countries were also reviewed. …

  2. Keeping children in school: a review of open education policies in Lesotho and Malawi

    This paper looks at the situation of out of school children in Lesotho and Malawi in the context of HIV/AIDS and the role that open and distance and flexible learning might come to play in the future. It provides a brief onsideration of scale and nature of exclusion, before moving on to look at some of the recent history of theories of inclusion and exclusion. …

  3. Women of the world: laws and policies affecting their reproductive lives Francophone Africa

    The publication provides a detailed review of national laws and policies affecting women in seven francophone African countries. One part of the country review focuses on the rights of special group: female minors and adolescents.

  4. Kenya: In the Shadow of Death: HIV/AIDS and Children's Rights in Kenya

    Depicted as an economic, social and development crisis, HIV/AIDS is less well understood as a human rights crisis, though the rights of persons living with and at risk of AIDS have figured in AIDS policy development from the beginning. Exploring these ideas, the document compares the treatment of the epidemic with the policies for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections and other stigmatized illnesses. The group hardest hit is children, due to their inability to provide for themselves and in many cases, the lack of education. …

  5. IATT case study review - Kenya

    This aide memoire presents the results of a country case study of Kenya which took place in the context of a four-country exercise commissioned by the UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education. This is an interim document, the purpose of which is to provide the stakeholders interviewed in Kenya, as well as the IATT on Education with a preliminary summary of findings. The results of this discussion will then be incorporated in the final overall report on the four countries which will be available mid-2007. …

  6. HIV and the education sector: the foundations of a control and management strategy in South Africa

    This paper confines its analysis primarily to issues of process, structure and content. Information was collected from government and agency documents and from respondents at national, provincial, district and schools level. The paper explores national structures and plans.

  7. HIV/AIDS and Education Policy-Legal Issues

    This powerpoint presentation on legal issues surrounding HIV/AIDS and Education gives an overview of the international and regional framework impacting the education sector. Some areas were law impacts on education policy include HIV testing, privacy and confidentiality, illness issues of sick leave and termination, and access to treatment. Various international and regional legal instruments on HIV/AIDS protecting employees and case laws are cited in this presentation.

  8. What do we mean by HIV/AIDS and Education? A Draft Construct

    This is a paper articulating HIV and Education and attempts to set out particular significant issues for education practitioners and researchers. Issues discussed range from education and training, management, policy and planning issues, educator development and support issues, gender concerns to international agreements, legislation and human rights issues. Conclusion is that the broader concept of HIV and education means that in practice, each educator is responsible in their own domain to make sense of what is happening and to react appropriately.

  9. Managing the impact of HIV/AIDS on education sector in South Africa

    This is a study on what HIV/AIDS is doing to people in South Africa, to its society and economy. It looks at some of the factors that have combined to make the pandemic so powerful. It then examines South African AIDS strategies, and factors that have complicated implementation of national AIDS plans, on the assumption that lessons from national efforts might suggest principles for the education system. The paper comments on the current framework for countering the effect of HIV/AIDS on the education sector. …

  10. The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education in Zimbabwe

    This report is intended as a resource to several types of users, from those who require broad overviews of the issues, to planners and programme managers who may need more in depth understanding of specific issues and areas. The scope and detail of the report make it important to access the knowledge required in the most efficient way. The following outline of the report and suggestions may assist in this. A short Executive Summary provides an overview summary of findings and key recommendations and is likely to be useful to all readers. …

  11. From Policy to Practice: Sexual Health Education in Zimbabwean Secondary Schools

    This study explores the path from policy to practice of sexual health education in Zimbabwe, in order to identify the barries to programme implementation and key elements of success. Zimbabwe relatively high secondary school enrollment rates make secondary school a potential source for providing young people with the knowledge and skills they need to protect themselves from risks and lead healthy lifestyles.

  12. Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education Sector in Swaziland: Executive Summary

    This paper discusses the issue of HIV/AIDS and education in Swaziland and how the relevant ministry is coping with the problem. The statistics of infection and the subsquent effects on the education system are examined and consequently, the implications and neccessities to management of the education sector are discussed.

  13. Managing the impact of HIV/AIDS on education: asking the right questions

    This article examines briefly possible elements for a course of action on the issue of managing the impact of HIV/AIDS on Education. It asks questions directed at planners from the NGOs, post-school institutions, schools and local programmes as well as government departments at national and local levels and other international agencies.

  14. UNAIDS Report on the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Section1: Background and Impacts on Education

    This report provides the statistics and effects of HIV/AIDS on education in Eastern and Southern Africa. It provides various management policies and strategies for mitigation of this impact on education.

  15. The economic impact of HIV/AIDS in the education sector in Zambia

    This document uses the ED-SIDA model to measure the impact of HIV/AIDS on the teaching population. The model captures the dynamicsof teacher population in terms of recruitment, retirement, leaving before retirement, HIV infection and death using difference equations based yearly time steps. The paper presents the economic implications of HIV/AIDS for the Zambian ministry of Education and the donors working on BESSIP.

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