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  1. Comprehensive sexuality education for out of school young people in East and Southern Africa

    The Regional Comprehensive Sexuality Education Resource Package for Out of School Young People was developed to age and developmentally relevant international standards as a comprehensive set of teaching and learning materials for flexible use in settings outside the formal classrooms of the education sector. Several countries of East and Southern Africa have adapted this regional set of materials for nationally endorsed implementation. …

  2. WASH in schools empowers girls’ education: tools for assessing menstrual hygiene management in schools

    All children have the right to attend school and be actively engaged in their education without obstacles. Child-friendly environments are necessary for all children to thrive while at school. Creating and sustaining an enabling environment for children requires that their needs are known and met. Girls who are menstruating often do not have their needs fully met in their school environment. Many may face challenges managing menses in school that affect their overall educational experience. …

  3. Guides nationaux de planification des programmes de lutte contre le VIH et le SIDA

    Le Plan Stratégique National Multisectoriel de lutte contre le VIH et le SIDA 2005-2009 consacre la multisectorialité comme stratégie clé de la réponse nationale, avec une place importante réservée á l'appui aux initiatives communautaires. Il s'agit de renforcer la capacité des communautés à apporter des réponses aux problèmes posés par le VIH et le SIDA, contribuant ainsi à la réduction de leur vulnérabilité tant au VIH qu'à l'impact du SIDA. …

  4. A journalist's guide to sexual and reproductive health in East Africa

    Sexual and reproductive health encompasses health and well-being in matters related to sexual relations, pregnancies, and births. It deals with the most intimate and private aspects of people's lives, which can be difficult to write about and discuss publicly. As a result, the public misunderstands many sexual and reproductive health matters. In addition, cultural sensitivities and taboos surrounding sexuality often prevent people from seeking information and care and preclude governments from addressing the issues. …

  5. From policy to practice. An HIV and AIDS training kit for education sector professionals

    The HIV and AIDS training kit is a user-friendly guide to build capacity in education sector professionals who have responsibility for the implementation of their country's education sector policy on HIV and AIDS. The kit consists of three sections. Section One contains information on getting started - such as a training curriculum, generic workshop programme and tips for training in the era of HIV and AIDS. Section Two contains tools to assess HIV/AIDS competency, in both the participants and the trainers. …

  6. Pocket fact book on education in Eastern Africa region

    The UNESCO Nairobi Office was asked by the National Assembly of Kenya to organise a meeting and documentation for the Eastern Africa Group of the Forum for African Parliamentarians on Education (FAPED). The Eastern Africa Group is composed of Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. This fact book has been prepared for these countries. It presents existing information from various sources on indicators of development with specific attention to education. Its intent is to provide a brief synopsis of education. …

  7. Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS: A Conceptual Framework and Implementing Principles

    Written for both country level policy makers and practitioners and international agencies, this document builds on the recent and increasing level of attention given to HIV/AIDS mainstreaming, and is presented in five sections. The introduction and background presents the origins and development of the mainstreaming concept and highlights the operational differences between mainstreaming and what is termed integration. …

  8. Joint Programme on Integrating AIDS into PRSPs: a review of experiences. Round 1

    This report is a progress review of the experiences of the seven countries participating in the first round of the Joint UNDP, World Bank and UNAIDS Programme to strengthen capacity in integrating AIDS into poverty reduction strategies. The seven countries are Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania (Mainland and Zanzibar) and Zambia. The review covers the Joint Programme activities in these countries from November 2005 to February 2007. …

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