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  1. Toolkit for mainstreaming HIV and AIDS in the education sector: guidelines for development cooperation agencies

    This toolkit aims to help education staff from development cooperation agencies, including both development and humanitarian-oriented multilateral and bilateral agencies as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other civil society organizations, to support the process of mainstreaming HIV and AIDS into education sector planning and implementation. It provides resources and support to assess the progress countries have made with respect to HIV and AIDS mainstreaming; to identify entry points and opportunities; and to establish priorities for advocacy and action. …

  2. The role of education in the protection, care and support of orphans and vulnerable children living in a world with HIV and AIDS

    The priority actions for Education and Orphans and Vulnerable Children elaborated in this paper are: to ensure access to education for all, including orphans and vulnerable children, through initiatives such as abolishing school fees, reducing hidden costs and opportunity costs, establishing community networks, and monitoring progress; to manage the supply and ensure the quality of education by strengthening education management and information systems, as well as building teacher/administrator HIV/AIDS capacity, and establishing policies and practices to reduce their own risks; to expand the  …

  3. Street children and HIV & AIDS: methodological guide for facilitators

    This methodological guide aims to offer a flexible and adaptable training tool, able to effectively assist facilitators when they need to deal with the issue of HIV and AIDS with the street children. In addition, it offers tools in order to measure the effectiveness of the facilitators' interventions.

  4. UNESCO guidelines on language and content in HIV and AIDS-related materials

    The complexity of HIV and AIDS, and the fact that what makes them exceptional is the stigma attached – a real impediment to prevention – makes the way we describe, discuss and portray HIV and AIDS instrumental to our success in effectively responding to the pandemic. It is for this reason that UNESCO has developed the UNESCO Guidelines on Language and Content in HIV- and AIDS-Related Materials. …

  5. Quality education and HIV and AIDS

    This paper presents a framework for quality education to show how education systems can and must change in their analysis and conduct in relation to HIV and AIDS. It summarises the 10 dimensions of the framework, considers how HIV and AIDS impact each of these dimensions and summarises some practical applications of how education can and should respond to the pandemic from a quality perspective. The paper was developed for the UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education. …

  6. Policies for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: A Framework for Moving Ahead

    This paper is written primarily for individuals with strategic decision-making responsibilities for HIV/AIDS programs, in general, and for OVC programs, specifically-including USAID personnel (such as health and population officers in missions), other donors, and program managers in government and in civil society structures (such as nongovernmental organizations [NGOs] and faith-based organizations [FBOs]).The paper has four main objectives:To present a summary of the global OVC situation and current policy responses;To outline existing policy frameworks for responding to OVC;To identify poli …

  7. Operational guidelines for supporting early child development (ECD) in multi-sectoral HIV/AIDS programs in Africa

    This document provides guidance for incorporating activities directed at infants and young children into HIV/AIDS programs in Africa. Effective, broad-scale interventions to assure the healthy physical, emotional, and cognitive development of young children are desperately needed in Sub-Saharan Africa and must be an essential component of any well-designed, integrated program to prevent and reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa. These guidelines are meant to be a ""work in progress"" and will be updated continually based on comments, new data and user experience.

  8. Inclusion is the answer: unions involving and supporting educators living with HIV. A toolkit for educators and their unions

    Education International, Education Development Center, and the World Health Organisation have developed this toolkit to help educators and their unions support and involve educators who are living with HIV. Emphasis is placed on eliminating stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV in order to enable support and involvement in all union activities. …

  9. HIV/AIDS and Education: a strategic approach

    This paper presents an authoritative overview of the relationship between HIV/AIDS and the education sector. Set against the backcloth of international commitments, actions and targets, it looks at what is known about the impact of HIV/AIDS on education. It examines the use of educational settings to promote understanding, attitudes and behaviours to limit the risk of infection. It also examines the use of education to promote respect, care and support for those infected and affected by the epidemic. …

  10. HIV/AIDS Education for Refugee Youth: the window of hope

    This paper has been written to meet the need for guidance, expressed by our field colleagues in Africa, on how to introduce and implement HIV/AIDS education in our refugee programmes targeting youth. It is addressed to humanitarian workers in refugee settings, especially UNHCR Community Service Officers, education personnel and the staff of implementing partners working on education related issues. We hope that it will provide you with some ideas and practical inputs on how you can approach the issue of HIV/AIDS in formal and non-formal refugee education programmes.

  11. Guide to the monitoring and evaluation of the national response for children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS

    This document provides guidance to governments, international organizations and NGOs in the monitoring and evaluation of the national response for children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS. It includes methods and tools for measurement at the national level. …

  12. Getting started: HIV/AIDS education in school feeding programmes

    The purpose of this document is to provide clarification for school feeding (SF) focal points and HIV/AIDS focal points on how to integrate HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention education activities into SF programmes. It presents a menu of ideas to do this. Country offices can select the activities appropriate to their needs and circumstances, as well as their capacity to undertake HIV/AIDS initiatives. …

  13. General guidelines for conducting a study of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the education system

    This document describes the different steps involved in conducting a study on the impact of HIV/AIDS on education systems.

  14. Funding priorities for the HIV/AIDS crisis in Thailand

    A UNAIDS report on how the Government of Thailand dealt with the AIDS epidemic during its period of economic hardship. The paper introduces the conceptual framework of interrelated consequences of the economic crisis on HIV/AIDS prevention and control. It also describes how national and provincial programme managers have responded to budget cuts, and discusses the impact the cuts may have on the effectiveness of programmes.

  15. Financial and technical resources available to the education sector in Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Ghana

    The fight against HIV/AIDS requires resources and the purpose of this tool is to assist you in identifying financial and technical resources available to the education sector in Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Ghana. Of course, this information is current as we go to press but change is occurring at a rapid pace, resources continue to be made available and new alliances are being formed between donors and other stakeholders. …

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