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  1. Shaping norms when they form: Investing in primary prevention of gender-based violence through working with children in schools

    This paper focuses on the Gender Equity Movement in Schools (GEMS) initiative, a school-based program that aims to promotes gender equality by encouraging equal relationships between girls and boys, examining the social norms that define men's and women's roles, value attached these roles and questioning the use of violence. It uses gender transformative approach to engage students in self-reflection and critical thinking through Group Education Activities in classrooms and campaigns.

  2. Effective responses for gender based violence: gender based violence in schools

    This Learning Brief is based on experience which emerged at a Gender Based Violence Learning Day: Effective Responses to GBV organised by the Irish Joint Consortium on Gender Based Violence, June 2009, and in particular on inputs provided by Mairead Dunne, Centre for International Education, University of Sussex. The paper specifically refers to schools in developing country contexts.

  3. Monitoring and evaluation of school-based health and nutrition programmes: A participative review

    Over the past two decades, many governments and organizations have renewed efforts to develop more effective school-based health and nutrition programmes in low income countries. In large part, this has resulted from the growing body of evidence linking children’s health and education; and the impact of school health and nutrition (SHN) programmes on improving these outcomes and contributing to Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). …

  4. Regional consultation on sexuality education and gender with a focus on reaching adolescent girls. Meeting report

    In July 2011, UNFPA, UNESCO and UNICEF jointly organised the Asia Pacific Regional Consultation on Sexuality Education and Gender, with a Special Focus on Adolescent Girls. The meeting offered a platform for countries to share their evidence and experience and gain information and tools on how to effectively invest resources in sexuality education programs and policies. There was a special focus on how to reach adolescent girls – both in terms of sexuality education but also in wider development priorities. …

  5. Young people's experiences of HIV and AIDS education

    The Sex Education Forum is a unique collaboration of diverse organisations representing children, parents, faith, disability, health and education. We believe thatáall children and young people are entitled to high quality sex and relationships education (SRE), which includes learning about HIV and AIDS. The House of Lords began an ad-hoc Select Committee on HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom in January 2011 and is due to report in July 2011. One of the things the committee is investigating is whether education about HIV and AIDS is adequate and how to improve it. …

  6. Final symposium report. Social norms and collective behaviour: how education needs to transform to better contribute to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support

    The Symposium was convened as a platform to facilitate the exchange of experiences and review evidence from a range of partners (academic, multilateral, private sector) on how to support the education sector in better addressing the complex challenges of HIV and AIDS, and to carry out critical prevention, care and support activities. …

  7. Workshop on mainstreaming HIV and AIDS in the education sector, 4-6 November 2009, Tunis, Tunisia: report

    In collaboration with UNESCO, the Human and Social Development Department (OSHD) from the African Development Bank (ADB) has organized a workshop for ADB staff on HIV and AIDS Mainstreaming in the Education Sector. The workshop aimed to build participants' knowledge and skills related to HIV mainstreaming in the education. …

  8. The impact of HIV/AIDS on children and young people: Reviewing research conducted and distilling implications for the education sector in Asia

    This paper aims to take a closer look at the impact of the epidemic on children (0-18 years old), which is growing, by reviewing and synthesizing several research studies that have been conducted over the years in the Asia-Pacific region. …

  9. Comprehensive school health and nutrition

    This is a report of a Sub-regional Workshop on Comprehensive School Health and Nutrition, held in Chiangmai, Thailand, 21-25 October 2002, hosted by the Thai National Commission for UNESCO. Among others, some of the objectives of the workshop were to: 1) raise awareness of participants on the important links between health, nutrition and education and the value of implementing comprehensive school health programmes as a strategy for achieving the goal of education for all (EFA). 2) To discuss how heath issues (e.g. …

  10. Strengthening schools as nodes of care and support. Education policy round table meeting report, 28th and 29th July 2003

    The aim of the education policy round table was to consider the extended role of schools as nodes of care and support to vulnerable children in the context of HIV/AIDS in South Africa.The objectives of the meeting were: 1. To present and debate the concept of schools as nodes of care and support for vulnerable children in the context of HIV/AIDS. 2. To identify existing Governmental programmes and policies relevant to the care and support of vulnerable children through schools. 3. To identify potential challenges to putting into practice an expanded role for schools. 4. …

  11. School-centred HIV and AIDS care and support in Southern Africa: technical consultation report 22-24 May 2007, Gaborone, Botswana

    This report provides a synthesis of discussions held at a UNESCO technical consultation on school-centred care and support in Southern Africa, held from 22 to 24 May 2007 in Gaborone, Botswana. The event brought together representatives from ministries of education, international and local NGOs and UNAIDS cosponsors. The report highlights a set of principles and the key elements needed to provide integrated care and support services for vulnerable children in schools.

  12. Responding to the HIV/AIDS pandemic: 'best practice' issues for educators

    Extract from a paper prepared for the Commonwealth Secretariat, London.This paper discusses the role of the eucation sector in fighting HIV/AIDS and the education responses to HIV/AIDS. Examples of best practice on prevention, social support for learners and educators and protecting educational quality are given.

  13. HIV and AIDS in context: the needs of learners and educators

    The following 'think piece' is a collection of observations selected principally from a very rapid September 2003 tour of Malawi, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda, recent fieldwork in Botswana, Rwanda and Zimbabwe, and UNESCO Nairobi cluster workshops on education and teachers held in Kigali and Kampala early in 2003. The 2003 tour confirmed previous impressions about where we are and where we need to go. Many of the observations and comments on HIV and teacher education are personal: they are meant to challenge our perceptions of what we are doing and how we are doing it. …

  14. Education sector responses to HIV and AIDS: learning from good practices in Africa

    This document summarises the key issues regarding HIV and AIDS and the education sector and is based primarily on a review of published literature and the Commonwealth Secretariat (Comsec) and Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) regional workshop held from 12 to 14 September 2006 in South Africa. Section 1 briefly reviews HIV and AIDS and the need for an accelerated response. Section 2 focuses on HIV and AIDS and Education Sector Responses.Section 3 highlights the evidence regarding mass campaigns for HIV and AIDS prevention, education and advocacy. …

  15. Defeating HIV/AIDS through education

    Kelly stresses the importance of responding to the epidemic quickly. The generation hardest hit is today's young. Prevention and education programs must be put in place now to ensure HIV/AIDS is brought into the mainstream and that positive behaviour change is brought about. The education sector's response must cover many aspects of the epidemic's impact Orphans, teachers, and the educational staff all require well-developed comprehensive plans. Kelly's paper considers the major arenas in which the education sector must play a role to fight the disease and move forward.

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