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  1. Orphanhood and completion of compulsory school education among young people in South Africa: findings from a national representative survey

    We examined the association of orphanhood and completion of compulsory school education among young people in South Africa. In South Africa, school attendance is compulsory through grade 9, which should be completed before age 16. However, family and social factors such as orphanhood and poverty can hinder educational attainment. Participants were 10,452 16-24-year-olds who completed a South African national representative household survey. Overall, 23% had not completed compulsory school levels. …

  2. Establishing, reviewing and implementing national plans of action for orphans and vulnerable children in Southern and East Africa: lessons learnt and challenges

    This report focuses on the experiences of Save the Children in monitoring, implementing and reviewing NPAs in Angola, Ethiopia, South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Each of the country offices commissioned the documentation of case studies to identify promising practices and challenges around effective implementation of NPAs. This report consolidates these case studies and aims to draw lessons learnt from the various efforts undertaken by the country offices. …

  3. Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Technical Consultation: Meeting report

    USAID convened this technical consultation to determine a course for an increased response to children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS. The specific objectives were to: - Review the most current research on the impact of HIV/AIDS on children; - Share promising models, programs, and approaches to support affected children and their families; - Consider lessons from research and experience to formulate recommendations for an expanded response to the epidemic's impact on children and their families. …

  4. Zimbabwe's Child-Friendly National Action Plan for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children: Adding Value by Facilitating Child Participation

    Children have the right to participate in the implementation of national policies for children, and their participation adds value to the policy implementation process. As a result, enabling and enhancing child participation in national policies is an important aim of communication for development. However, a significant challenge to facilitating child participation in policy implementation is how to communicate policy details to children of varying capacities. …

  5. Impact of HIV and AIDS in the Education Sector: Management Challenge

    After a brief overview of the situation of HIV/AIDS in the education sector in Malawi, the document aims to present the government response to HIV/AIDS: involvement of local communities, development and implementation of the HIV and AIDS strategy and plan of action in the education sector, mainstreaming of HIV and AIDS, research activities to assess impact of HIV and AIDS in the education sector, collaboration with other stakeholders, strenghtening policies and legal framework of HIV and AIDS, awareness and extracurricula activities as well as recommendations.

  6. Impact of HIV/AIDS on gender, orphans and vulnerable children. Discussion outcomes of CHGA Interactive Cameroon

    The meeting, which lasted one day and a half, was divided into three main sessions. In the first session, participants offered their views and experiences on available response strategies to the challenge of orphans and vulnerable children after listening to three presentations on the topic. In the second session, participants discussed the dynamics of HIV/AIDS and gender after hearing to three inputs by experts in the field. …

  7. Synthesis of evidence. Fouth Global Partners Forum on Children Affected by HIV and AIDS, Dublin, Ireland, 6-7 October 2008

    This paper's main aim is to synthesize recent existing evidence and outline the key messages that will improve understanding of the situation of children affected by HIV and AIDS. It is intended to stimulate a wider dialogue among policymakers, practitioners, researchers and donors.

  8. Technical consultation on children affected by HIV and AIDS: universal access to prevention, treatment and care, February 7-8, 2006, London. Consultation Report

    The third Global Partners' Forum (GPF) on Children affected by HIV and AIDS was, for the first time, preceded by a technical consultation of diverse stakeholders. The intention of this Consultation was to bring together technical expertise to address barriers to universal access of prevention, treatment and care for children affected by HIV and AIDS. Ultimately this group of stakeholders would take forward clear actions in their own right, as well as submit recommendations for consideration by the subsequent GPF. …

  9. Strengthening partnerships in education for children vulnerable to HIV/AIDS in the Mekong subregion : Workshop report

    Strengthening partnerships in education for children vulnerable to HIV/AIDS in the Mekong subregion : Workshop report

  10. Responding to the education needs of children and adolescents affected by AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Report on Town Hall Meeting, October 23, 2001

    On October 23, 2001, more than 100 people gathered at Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C., for the third in a series of Town Hall Meetings to address the needs of orphans and vulnerable children in developing countries. The meeting focused on the challenge of educating children and adolescents affected by AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. By bringing together participants from a wide range of groups, including from both the education and health sectors, organizers hoped to stimulate a useful exchange of information. …

  11. Report on the African Leadership Consultation: Urgent Action for Children on the Brink

    This document is a report of the African Leadership Consultation, which took place in Johannesburg, September 2002. The aim of the meeting was to develop concensus for a scaled up emergency response and to propose actions to be taken within the next 12 months to mobilise leadership, partnerships and resources in line with the promises made at the UNGASS. It also includes the opening statement made by Nelson Mandela.

  12. Protection des droits des enfants de la rue : combattre le VIH/sida et la discrimination

    La Conférence mondiale sur l'éducation pour tous (Jomtien, Thaïlande, 1990) a confié à l'UNESCO la responsabilité de veiller à ce que ses Etats membres s'attachent activement à éliminer les disparités éducatives qui peuvent exister au détriment de certains groupes tels que les enfants en situation difficile ; ces derniers comprennent les enfants vivant dans la rue, les enfants travailleurs, les enfants exploités, les enfants infectés par le VIH/sida, les enfants de parents démunis ou séparés, etc. …

  13. Opening windows to a brighter world: a better future for girls and boys orphaned through AIDS

    In October, 1999, UNESCO hosted a Round Table discussion on the plight of children whose parents have died from AIDS. This brought together representatives from some of the hardest hit countries, as well as NGOs in the field. The Round Table provided a platform for dialogue and exchange. The problems faced by the orphans were discussed, and experiences shared. Recommendations and strategies for intervention were proposed.The two-day discussion revealed the difficulties faced by individuals, communities and organizations, and pointed out the efforts needed. …

  14. Future Imperfect: protecting children on the brink

    This document looks at the impact and consequences of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on children. Different responses to the OVC crisis are put forward such as promoting public awareness and mobilising leadership and resources.

  15. Children in Distress: The AIDS Legacy of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

    This document outlines the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic that has plunged millions of children into orphanhood and poverty. It also discusses how families and communities are coping and puts forward structures for responding to the crisis.

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