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UNESCO, UNICEF, UN Women, UNGEI and UNiTE release #ConnectwithRespect - Advancing gender equality and safe schools in Asia-Pacific

Students learn best in schools that provide safety and social support. However, some young people experience violence and harassment in, around, and on the way to school. This includes gender-based violence, which can take many different forms and can negatively impact students’ learning.

Cambodia group uses facts and football to promote teacher tolerance

Ah Hea Touch, a grade 11 transman student, dreads English class because he knows his teacher will single him out for abuse, telling him that being transgender is shameful and sinful. Hurt feelings combine with frustration as this isn’t his first encounter with such scorn from an authority figure – Ah Hea Touch had to leave his previous school after being bullied by the principal.

Connect with Respect: Preventing gender-based violence in schools

Students learn best in schools that provide safety and social support. However, some young people experience violence and harassment in, around, and on the way to school. This includes gender-based violence (GBV), which can take many different forms and can negatively impact students’ learning.

New publication from Irish Aid compiles lectures and presentations from the Annual Irish Aid Professor Father Michael Kelly Lecture Series 2006-2015

Originally hailing from Tullamore, Ireland, Professor Father Michael Kelly has spent more than 50 years living and working in Zambia, where he is now a citizen. Since 2006, the Irish Aid Professor Fr. Michael Kelly Lecture on HIV and AIDS has been held annually to honour his lifetime contributions to tackling HIV and AIDS, and to reducing their associated stigma, discrimination, and impacts on human rights. This book compiles Father Michael’s Lectures and is a permanent record of the inspiration and hope which he has given to so many women, men and children – those affected by HIV as well as those working across the globe to support them.

Boost access, quality of sexual and reproductive health services for youth in Asia-Pacific, says UNFPA

A new report from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, finds that more of the nearly one billion young people between 15 and 24 in the Asia and Pacific region are having sex before marriage than ever before, yet many face a dangerous dearth of information on sexual and reproductive health, and lack the critical life-skills needed to manage safe, consensual sexual relationships.

Consultancy: Support for the prevention and management of learner pregnancy

UNESCO is seeking a consultant to offer technical support to develop the Department of Basic Education (South Africa) National Policy for the Prevention and Management of Learner Pregnancy.

Education Sector Responses to Substance Use: Thematic Brief

This thematic brief provides a selection of resources on the nature and extent of substance use amongst young people, as well as examples of global, regional and national guidelines and standards for drug education in schools. A selection of initiatives provide access to further data and resources.

What’s the Law Got to Do with it?

Government laws and policies affect almost every aspect of our lives - from crossing the road to going to school, to visiting your local doctor or buying contraception. When it comes to your health, laws and policies could be the difference between you being able to see a doctor on your own, getting the treatment you need, or even being able to get commodities such as contraceptives.

SAfAIDS and UNESCO Toolkit on Engaging Communities in Comprehensive Sexuality Education

This toolkit developed by SAfAIDS, with technical and financial support from UNESCO, provides practical information and advice to community members on how to support children and young people to access comprehensive sexuality, HIV and AIDS information and services - to promote improved access to comprehensive sexuality education amongst young people and better support their health outcomes.

Consultancy: Documenting the scale up of comprehensive sexuality education programmes in Zambia

In early 2014, UNESCO launched a national project, “Strengthening comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) Programmes for Young People in School Settings in Zambia,” funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The project aims to strengthen the delivery of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) targeting young people (including young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) and young people with disabilities) age 10 to 24 in Zambia through increasing access to high quality and age appropriate sexuality education and services. Ultimately, the project aims to contribute to better sexual and reproductive health outcomes for Zambian adolescents and young people.

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