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  1. Short-term effects of a rights-based sexuality education curriculum for high-school students: a cluster-randomized trial

    An emerging model for sexuality education is the rights-based approach, which unifies discussions of sexuality, gender norms, and sexual rights to promote the healthy sexual development of adolescents. A rigorous evaluation of a rights-based intervention for a broad population of adolescents in the U.S. has not previously been published. This paper evaluates the immediate effects of the Sexuality Education Initiative (SEI) on hypothesized psychosocial determinants of sexual behavior.

  2. Percepción de estudiantes universitarios sobre la homo/lesbofobia en Costa Rica para diagnóstico, con enfoque de género, sobre la situación del estigma, la discriminación y la homofobia en Costa Rica

    Este estudio pretende ayudarnos a identificar los conocimientos, las actitudes y las prácticas que un sector de la población tiene con respecto a los gay y lesbianas en Costa Rica, que aunque no necesariamente es el punto de partida de un análisis profundo de estos comportamientos, sí nos refleja parte la cotidianidad de sus expresiones, tanto homofóbicas, como respetuosas. Ambas expresiones son solo un resultado de un sistema social, educativo e institucionalizado en construcción. …

  3. Stonewall's legacy

    Contemporary American colleges are increasingly queer places, where significant steps toward inclusion of BGLT students have been made. Tracing the journey of BGLT students' emergence, which parallels the modern gay rights movement in America, this monograph provides an overview of data and theory derived from studying BGLT students and student movements in higher education. …

  4. This was my hell: the violence experienced by gender non-conforming youth in US high schools

    This paper explores the experiences of harassment and violence endured by seven gender nonconforming youth in US high schools. Based on a larger research project, it opens an inquiry into the school-based lives of gender-variant teens, a group heretofore ignored by most academics and educators. Breaking violence down into two main types (physical and sexual), this work uses informants' voices, along with 'doing gender' theory, to analyze the experiences of butch lesbian girls, trans teenagers, and genderqueer youth. …

  5. Diagnóstico. Educando a la población y organizando a la comunidad. Profesional, Estudiantil y Técnica para el manejo y Prevención del VIH/SIDA (y otras enfermedades que tengan carácter epidémico y pandémico)

    De la experiencia percibida a través de la Unión de Universidades de América Latina (UDUAL) y la Asociación Latinoamericana de Facultades y Escuelas de Medicina (ALAFEM), la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, ante el avance del flagelo del Virus de Inmunodeficiencia Humana (VIH), promovió realizar un programa, cuya primera fase es un proceso de investigación en las facultades de medicina de América Latina y el Caribe, que permita contar con información y resultados, que puedan servir de base para tomar una posición en la formación del recurso humano de los estud …

  6. Percepción de estudiantes universitarios sobre la homo/lesbofobia en Costa Rica

    Estudio que pretende conocer las actitudes y pensamientos de los y las jóvenes universitarios de Costa Rica hacia la población gay y lésbica, además de los mitos y estereotipos aún vigentes respecto a este último grupo. La investigación se aplicó a 500 jóvenes universitarios/as, hombres y mujeres de la Universidad de Costa Rica, Universidad Nacional e Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica.

  7. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS. The West Indies: the case of the University of the West Indies

    UNESCO has undertaken a study of the response of Universities to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the University of The West Indies (UWI) was selected as one of these. When reviewed against the general overview of the response of the tertiary sector internationally, the UWI shows a strong commitment to HIV and AIDS management and to the development of a comprehensive and innovative programme. The existing UWI response is summarised followed by some of the interesting observations and lessons learned and some suggestions for expanding the programme and the development of new initiatives. …

  8. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS. Suriname: the case of Anton de Kon University of Suriname (ADEKUS) and the Institute for Advanced Teacher Training (IOL)

    This case study is one of 12 undertaken by UNESCO to deepen the understanding of the impact of HIV/AIDS on tertiary education institutions and the response of these institutions to HIV/AIDS in different social and cultural contexts, at varying stages of the epidemic, and in different regions of the world. Institutions of higher learning have the possibility of reaching young people in the age group, 15-24 years, considered by UNAIDS to be the most threatened by HIV/AIDS. …

  9. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS. Dominican Republic: the case of Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santiago campus

    Dominican Republic has a notably young population-61% of the population is aged from 15 to 24 years. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) reports that more than half of new HIV infections occur in this age range, which makes the promotion of preventive measures include risk-reductive behaviours important at the national level and, in particular, in places where youngsters interact on a daily basis, such as university campuses.There is evidence that college students in the Dominican Republic have heard about sexually transmitted diseases (STIs), HIV and AIDS. …

  10. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS. Brazil: the case of the University of Brasilia

    The University of Brasilia (UnB) lacks an institutional policy towards the HIV/AIDS epidemic, be it directed to its own university community or to the community beyond its invisible walls. Nevertheless, various initiatives have been developed and implemented since 1996, especially in its Medical, Social Services and Psychology schools. Furthermore, the University's Hospital (HUB) is a reference centre for treatment and care of people living with HIV/AIDS in Brasilia and its surrounding towns. …

  11. Expanding the field of inquiry: A cross-country study of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS

    This report compares, analyses, and summarises findings from twelve case studies commissioned by the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in higher education institutions in Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Lebanon, Lesotho, Suriname, Thailand, and Viet Nam. …

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