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  1. Coming of age in the classroom: religious and cultural barriers to comprehensive sexuality education

    This paper elucidates evidence which underscores anxieties and panic about sexuality and sexual behaviour of young people influenced by movements advancing a distinct religious identity, and the implications for advocacy on advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Synthesised in this document is evidence from two countries - Bangladesh and India - on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), an area of controversy (to varying degree) in both countries. Evidence from each country stem from national studies on the influence of religion on CSE, and are qualitative in nature. …

  2. Adolescent friendly health corners (AFHCS) in selected government health facilities in Bangladesh: an early qualitative assessment. Research report

    With high rates of early marriage, especially among girls, a significant proportion of adolescents in Bangladesh need sexual and reproductive health services (SRH), including contraceptive information and services. Married women, including married adolescents, currently have access to these services through public sector. Unmarried adolescents do not have access to SRH information and services through public sector facilities. …

  3. National HIV risk reduction strategy for most at risk and especially vulnerable adolescents to HIV and AIDS in Bangladesh (2013-2015)

    The National HIV Risk Reduction Strategy for Most At Risk & Especially Vulnerable Adolescents to HIV & AIDS in Bangladesh (2013-2015) was informed by the result of the Mapping and Size Estimation of Most At Risk Adolescents in Bangladesh conducted in 2011 with support from UNICEF. This strategy emphasizes key actions to improve legislation, policy and programmes to reduce risk and protect MARA/EVA in Bangladesh from HIV and AIDS. …

  4. HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights: visions, voices, and priorities of young people living with and most affected by HIV

    The Link Up project, launched by a consortium of global and national partners in early 2013, is an ambitious three-year initiative that seeks to advance the SRHR of more than one million young people in five countries. Link Up distinctively works with young people most affected by HIV aged 10 to 24 years old, with a specific focus on young men who have sex with men, young people who do sex work, young people who use drugs, young transgender people, and young women and men living with HIV. …

  5. Prevention of HIV/AIDS among young people in Bangladesh: improving access to life skills based sexual and reproductive health education and condom services for male youth

    Around the world youth often do not have access to basic sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information, skills in negotiating sexual relationships and access to affordable confidential SRH services. They lack proper knowledge about their own or their partners' sexuality, communicate very little about sex in their relationships, and believe in numerous sexual myths. In Bangladesh, youth aged 15-24 years represent approximately one-sixth (23 million) of the total population. …

  6. HIV/AIDS and Education: A Toolkit for Ministries of Education

    In 2002, UNESCO Bangkok developed an advocacy kit targeted at middle- and senior level officials of Ministries of Education, aimed at the promotion of HIV/AIDS preventive education and increasing awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector in South East Asia. The project was implemented with funds granted by UNAIDS. …

  7. National standards for youth friendly health services: project on "prevention of HIV/AIDS among young people in Bangladesh"

    This document demonstrates the policy and programmatic basis for national standard development on youth friendly health services (YFHS) and to understand standard driven quality improvement. Criteria for each standard statement and implication for action to improve quality at national and divisional level has been stated in this document. Monitoring tools and frequency of data collection also were illustrated based on input and process criteria. It is anticipated that this document will guide policy and program planners to develop and implement YFHS in Bangladesh country context. …

  8. Youth and the Global HIV/AIDS Crisis: A Toolkit for Action

    This Tool-kit for Action has two components. In Part One, you will hear from a sample of youth and youth workers (based in Ottawa) on what prevention, education, and awareness strategies have reached them, what they think about these strategies, and their own ideas for effective youth-centred HIV/AIDS actions for their communities. Part Two looks at a range of for- and by-youth public education initiatives from Kenya, the US, South Africa, Bangladesh, and Canada. …

  9. Youth reproductive and sexual health

    The study provides information on key reproductive and sexual health indicators in young women and men age 15-24 in 38 developing countries. The data come from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and AIDS Indicator Surveys (AIS) conducted between 2001 and 2005. Indicators are selected for the following key areas: background characteristics; adolescent pregnancy; contraception; sexual activity; and HIV/AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. Additional analysis examines the association of various individual and household characteristics with the key indicators.

  10. Adolescent and youth reproductive health in Bangladesh: status, issues, policies, and programs

    This assessment of adolescent reproductive health in Bangladesh is part of a series of assessments in 13 countries in Asia and the Near East. The purpose of the assessments is to highlight the reproductive health status of adolescents in each country, within the context of the lives of adolescent boys and girls. The report begins with the social context and gender socialization that set girls and boys on separate lifetime paths in terms of life expectations, educational attainment, job prospects, labour force participation, reproduction, and duties in the household. …

  11. Communication and advocacy strategies, adolescent reproductive and sexual health: case study, Bangladesh

    he booklet presents the experiences of Bangladesh in planning and implementing the advocacy and IEC strategies for promoting adolescent reproductive and sexual health programmes. …

  12. Life skills training guide for young people: HIV and AIDS and substance use prevention

    This training guide was developed by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) to support the efforts of government, civil society institutions and youth work personnel, engaged in training young people on development issues. It is intended to provide insight into the peer-to-peer approach to life skills training in non-formal education settings in the Asian and Pacific region. …

  13. Communication and advocacy strategies: adolescent reproductive and sexual health. Booklet 2 Advocacy and IEC Programme and strategies

    This booklet describes fourteen countries' response to address the problems faced by adolescents by showing the various programmes and activities that the countries are carrying out. Each of the programme included describes the target audiences reached, the scope, type of organizations involved, their objectives, strategies used, outputs or results of such programmes and impact. After describing the overall programme details, this booklet zeroes in on the advocacy and IEC strategies, which have been used. …

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