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Every day in developing countries, 20,000 girls below age 18 give birth. Nine in 10 of these births occur within marriage or a union. This has consequences on the health, education, employment and rights of an untold millions of girls. What are the challenges of adolescent pregnancy, and what can we do to ensure girls have a healthy and safe transition into adulthood?
This paper is one of a series that deal in greater depth with selected complex issues broached in the Working Paper prepared by UNICEF and International Social Service on Improving Protection for Children without Parental Care: a Call for International Standards. The purpose of this paper is to identify the particular concerns which would need to be addressed by these standards in light of the HIV pandemic. It is also intended to highlight how the growing impact of HIV on children contributes to the urgency for these standards to be developed and applied.
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. …