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  1. Approaches to gender and sexuality: responding to HIV. Report of the findings of a survey amongst Alliance linking organisations

    Gender and sexuality have long been recognised as key factors affecting the dynamics of the HIV epidemic. Issues vary across communities and countries, but power imbalances, harmful social norms, violence and marginalisation affect women, men, girls, boys and transgender people across the world, limiting their ability to prevent HIV infection. There are a growing number of HIV and broader health initiatives that not only highlight gender issues, but also aim to change harmful norms and practices. These are called "gender-transformative" approaches. …

  2. Facts for life: Fourth edition

    Facts for Life is a joint publication of UNICEF, WHO, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNDP, WFP, UNAIDS and the World Bank. It aims to provide families and communities with the information they need to save and improve the lives of children. This is the fourth edition of Facts for Life. It is based on the latest scientific findings by medical and child development experts around the world, and presented in simple language that can be understood and acted upon easily by people without a scientific background. The Facts for Life messages are also based on human rights.

  3. Deadly inertia: a cross country study of educational responses to HIV/AIDS

    The Global Campaign for Education published this booklet to share their analysis on the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic by the education sector in 18 countries across Asia, Latin America, and Africa undertaken in 2004. It is intended for policy makers, administrators and teachers. It has 5 chapters, includes an executive summary, recommendations and an appendix. Chapter 1 focuses on the methodology and rationale for the study; it delves into the effects of HIV/AIDS on the education sector and the powerful role education can play in stopping the epidemic. …

  4. Girls, HIV and AIDS and education

    This document was developed under a joint project between UNICEF and The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS. It provides graphic and tabular evidence which link sexual knowledge/behaviours to the educational level among young people. It outlines three priorities that support schools in protecting girls and mitigating the impact of HIV and AIDS, which are: getting and keeping girls in school, providing life-skills based education; and protecting girls from gender-based school violence. …

  5. Learning and teaching about AIDS at school

    HIV/AIDS education in schools is often denied to children and young people because the subject is considered too sensitive or controversial to be taught or it is difficult to find a place for it in an already overcrowded school curriculum. This document examines the challenges affecting the implementation of HIV/AIDS education in schools, it also documents effective responses, which include creating a partnership between policy-makers, religious and community leaders, parents and teachers in order to ensure the implementation of an effective HIV/AIDS education programme.

  6. Peer education and HIV/AIDS: Concepts, uses and challenges

    This paper provides background information from the planners and participants involved in the International Consultation on Peer Education and HIV/AIDS that took place in Kingston, Jamaica, 18-21 April 1999. The consultation's overall goal was to improve the quality of peer education programmes and their contribution to HIV/AIDS/STI prevention, care and support. This paper discusses the definition of and the theory behind peer education, and presents the findings of prior efforts to analyze HIV/AIDS peer education programmes. …

  7. Impact of HIV and sexual health education on the sexual behaviour of young people: a review update

    The present review assesses the effects of HIV/AIDS and sexual health education on young people's sexual behaviour. …

  8. Education sector global HIV and AIDS readiness survey 2004: policy implications for education and development. An integration of perspectives from ministries of education and civil society

    The Education Sector Global HIV and AIDS Readiness Survey 2004: Policy Implications for Education and Development synthesises MoEs and civil society's assessment of activity, achievements, and planning regarding: Ministry of Education HIV and AIDS structures; Enabling environment for an effective response HIV and AIDS mainstreaming; Workplace issues and human resources; Workplace HIV and AIDS programmes; HIV and AIDS and the curriculum; Responses aimed at those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS; Partnership development in response to HIV and AIDS; Research guiding the response to HIV and A …

  9. Another way to learn...: case studies

    Another way to learn is a UNESCO initiative that supports Non-Formal Education projects working around the world in Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America. The long-term goal of these projects is to develop sustainable livelihoods for low-income, low-literate populations by addressing vulnerability to HIV and AIDS and drug misuse, a lack of education and social exclusion. Central to all of these projects are the creative and innovative methods used to communicate in a meaningful way, engage people and encourage their participation. …

  10. Working with men for HIV prevention and care

    Le rôle que les relations de genre jouent dans la propagation du virus est de plus en plus connu. En exemple, dans le monde entier, les femmes sont moins nombreuses que les hommes à être en position de décider de quand et comment avoir les relations sexuelles. De même, Il apparaît clair que les femmes ne peuvent pas changer les relations dominantes de genre, qui prévaut actuellement, sans le concours de leurs partenaires masculins. Ainsi, l'engagement des hommes est un élément essentiel dans la prévention du VIH. Ce document vise à aider ceux qui travaillent avec les hommes dans le contexte de la santé sexuelle et de reproduction en général et celui de la prévention du VIH en particulier. Il examine 12 projets dont le celui de Papai. Ce dernier travaille avec les jeunes hommes de Recife au Brésil à promouvoir la participation à la santé, l'éducation et la prise en charge des enfants. L'analyse des stratégies de ces jeunes et des leçons à retenir devrait générer les besoins communs vitaux des hommes par rapport au VIH/SIDA et à leur santé et donner une idée des approches de travail efficaces avec les hommes.

  11. Counselling and HIV/AIDS

    HIV counseling is an important component of HIV/AIDS prevention. Evaluations from Uganda and Rwanda demonstrated this. Yet, there is a reluctance among some decision-makers and service managers to give HIV counseling its proper due as a discipline through which trained practitioners can produce measurable useful results. It is under-resourced and not fully appreciated.

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