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  1. Switched on: an exhibition on digital sexuality education providers

    This series of posters featured as part of an exhibition at ‘Switched On: Sexuality Education in the Digital Space’, a symposium held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 19 - 21 February, 2020. The posters are snapshots of digital sexuality education providers who are doing just that – taking sexuality education to the digital spaces where adolescents and young people can search for and hopefully find, the information they need. These are just a few of thousands of platforms that have emerged throughout the world and have been selected because of their innovative approaches and geographic spread.

  2. Our Talks: Supporting parent-child communication on sexual and reproductive health and rights

    Our Talks takes a research-informed approach to parent-child communication and sexual reproductive health and rights education as outlined in the section above. It is designed to support families as they increase their dialogue about SRHR through sessions both separately and together. This framework allows for the adolescents and the parents/guardians to think and ask questions about their own concerns related to SRHR while also spending time together connecting on topics that can be difficult to bring up.

  3. WASH in schools: three star approach

    Healthy learners are better learners. The foundations of health should be laid down in every school – among which are water, sanitation and hygiene or WASH. Addressing WASH in Schools prevents the most common illnesses among school-age children, develops positive behavior and life skills and helps them to learn better and thrive – ultimately affirming their right to health and education. This is the rationale behind the Department of Education WinS Policy and Guidelines (DepEd Order No. 10, s. …

  4. Quality guidelines for antibullying policies in Europe: A review and recommendations

    This document offers a needs analysis of the opportunities in Europe to integrate quality criteria for antibullying policies in secondary schools and in quality frameworks for the education sector. This analysis was done in the context of the ABC-project (Anti-Bullying Certification, 2018-2020).

  5. Reducing transmission of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in school settings: A framework for national and local planning and response

    Experience with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in many countries has demonstrated the importance in some communities of schools in amplifying transmission of the pandemic virus – both within schools and the wider community. Transmission of epidemic seasonal influenza in school settings is well documented and can be explosive and fast moving, affecting a sizeable proportion of students and staff. Infection within schools is of considerable concern to parents as well as decision makers. A variety of options for reducing infection within schools are available and discussed in this document. …

  6. Programmatic guidance for sexual and reproductive health in humanitarian and fragile settings during COVID-19 pandemic

    This document provides programmatic guidance to help maintain essential preventative, promotive, and curative sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in fragile and humanitarian settings during the COVID-19 epidemic threat and outbreak period; including general guidance, the continuation of sexual and reproductive health services, information and communication, and infection prevention and control.

  7. Guidelines on prevention of communicable diseases in schools / kindergartens / kindergartens-cum-child care centres / child care centres

    Effective prevention of communicable diseases in schools/centres not only safeguard the health of children and staff by minimising the harm caused by the diseases, but also ensure a delightful learning environment to support the healthy development of children. It is incumbent on every school/centre staff to learn how to prevent communicable diseases. We intend to provide some practical information on infection prevention measures in this set of guidelines for those working in schools/centres. …

  8. Abriendo puertas: Guia de recursos LGTBI ante COVID-19

    La crisis desatada por la pandemia del COVID-19 y las consecuencias del confinamiento y las regulaciones en el marco del estado de alarma han acarreado cierta confusión, falta de información y problemas personales y sociales que se están viendo agravados por la confluencia de diversas situaciones que producen riesgo o situaciones de exclusión. El estigma y la desigualdad que sufren las personas LGTBI se suma a toda la problemática que está produciendo esta crisis y aumenta el riesgo de exclusión y discriminación en algunos colectivos. …

  9. Considerations for school-related public health measures in the context of COVID-19: Annex to Considerations in adjusting public health and social measures in the context of COVID-19

    In response to COVID-19, countries around the world have implemented several public health and social measures (PHSM), such as movement restrictions, closure of schools and businesses, and international travel restrictions. As the local epidemiology of the disease changes, countries will adjust (i.e. loosen or reinstate) these measures according to the intensity of transmission. WHO has issued guidance on adjusting PHSM while managing the risk of resurgence of cases. …

  10. Prevenção e contenção do COVID-19: Como proteger as crianças na escola, em casa e na comunidade

    Este documento apresenta algumas mensagens e sugestões para envolver asdireções das escolas, professores, pessoal não docente, pais, encarregados de educação e membros da comunidade, bem como as próprias crianças, na promoção de ambientes seguros e saudáveis para todos/

  11. COVID-19 and its implications for protecting children online

    COVID-19 has prompted widespread school closures and physical distancing measures and made online platforms and communities essential to maintaining a sense of normalcy. Children and their families are turning to digital solutions more than ever to support children’s learning, socialization and play. While digital solutions provide huge opportunities for sustaining and promoting children’s rights, these same tools may also increase children’s exposure to online risks. …

  12. Mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on food and nutrition of schoolchildren. Interim guidance note

    This joint note from the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations’ Children Fund (UNICEF) intends to provide government decision makers, school administrators/staff and partners with preliminary guidance on how to support, transform or adapt school feeding (in the short term) to help safeguard schoolchildren’s food security and nutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  13. ¿Qué hacer para que nuestras hijas e hijos sigan aprendiendo cuando no pueden ir a la escuela? Guía para madres, padres y cuidadores

    Las unidades educativas han cerrado sus puertas debido a la alerta nacional por la presencia del coronavirus (COVID -19), por lo que las niñas, niños y adolescentes no están asistiendo a clases con normalidad. Sin embargo, es muy importante que puedan seguir una rutina educativa en casa. Así tendrán días más organizados y seguirán aprendiendo. Eso les ayudará al retorno a clases.

  14. Coronavirus (COVID-19). Lo que madres, padres y educadores deben saber: cómo proteger a hijas, hijos y alumnos

    Cartilla informativa sobre cómo se contagia, cuáles son los síntomas y forma de evitar el riesgo de infección por coronavirus (Covid 19).

  15. A framework to guide an education response to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020

    This report aims at supporting education decision making to develop and implement effective education responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The report explains why the necessary social isolation measures will disrupt school-based education for several months in most countries around the world. Absent an intentional and effective strategy to protect opportunity to learn during this period, this disruption will cause severe learning losses for students. …

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