Prevention

The Need to Empower Young Women and Adolescent Girls

Young women and adolescent girls are disproportionately affected by HIV—in 2015, 75% of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa were among adolescent girls aged 10–19 years. There is still an urgent need to promote prevention programmes for young women and adolescent girls, to realize the sexual and reproductive rights of young women and adolescent girls […]

8 November 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Global Review finds Comprehensive Sexuality Education key to gender equality and reproductive health

From UNESCO

The evidence is clear. Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) leads to improved sexual and reproductive health, resulting in the reduction of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV, and unintended pregnancy. It not only promotes gender equality and equitable social norms, but has a positive impact on safer sexual behaviours, delaying sexual debut and increasing condom use.

 The […]

4 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and UN Women launch “Voices Against Violence” curriculum to educate and empower youth

18 October 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|