Dynamic partnership between government & NGOs launch new TV series focused on menstrual health & hygiene in Bangladesh

Posted on October 4, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Together with RedOrange (a Bangladeshi  media and communication agency), knowledge institute TNO and with support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN), Simavi has launched a 13-episode TV program to promote menstrual health & hygiene in Bangladesh. The

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Tanzania: Teaching youths sex education through animation and art

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 11:49 am

Harakati za Lucy is an animation series that explores the life of a young Tanzanian girl who faces different challenges growing up and how she manages to confront them. In one episode where Lucy is pregnant, the show examines how

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Young people’s perceptions of relationships and sexual practices in the abstinence-only context of Uganda

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Abstract The Ugandan government has been criticised on several grounds for its abstinence-only policies on sexuality education directed towards young people. These grounds include the failure to recognise the multiple realities faced by young people, some of whom may already

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Reproductive Health Education in Ghana should be strengthened to better meet adolescents’ needs

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 3:43 pm

The government of Ghana, school heads, teachers, students and community members show strong support for the provision of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) education in schools. Yet a recent study indicates that programs in Ghana are not providing the full

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Sex Education in the Digital Era

Posted on February 20, 2017 at 2:27 pm

Exploring sex and sexual relationships is an important part of adolescence, and therefore sex education should have a central role in adolescent emotional development as well as dealing with crucial public-health issues. Good sex education reduces maternal and child mortality

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Psychodrama as a New Form of Health Education for Young Men in Dhaka’s Urban Slums

Posted on February 13, 2017 at 3:56 pm

Young men living in Bhashantek slum. Photo Credit: Rafee Tamjid   Psychodrama in Bhashantek urban slum Dhaka Rafee Tamjid tells us more about an ongoing project targeting young men in Dhaka's urban slums and using Psychodrama as an innovative tool

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Share-Net Background Paper for CSE & YFHS Linkages Youth Week 2016

Posted on January 26, 2017 at 11:23 am

The Knowledge Platform on the SRHR and HIV (Share-Net international), in its vision, works toward making a visible difference in closing the gap between knowledge, policy and practice in the field of SRHR and HIV with particular reference to: 1)

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Leadership & Innovation—Listening to and Learning From Young People in Burundi

Posted on January 25, 2017 at 6:44 pm

Abstract This commentary describes young people’s leadership from the perspective of a youth-led organization in the Link Up project in Burundi, Réseau National des Jeunes vivant avec le VIH. It describes processes that enable young people to guide, influence, deliver,

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UNFPA Technical Guidance for Prioritizing Adolescent Health

Posted on January 3, 2017 at 3:35 pm

Adolescent health has become a priority on the global agenda. Many low- and middle-income countries increasingly recognize that achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires greater investments in adolescents’ health and development. National governments and partners see the importance of prioritizing

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State of World Population Report 2016

Posted on November 3, 2016 at 9:55 am

Forced marriage, child labour, female genital mutilation and other practices undermining girls’ health and rights threaten the world’s ambitious development agenda, warns UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in The State of World Population 2016, released today. Practices that harm

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