8 Nov, 2016

The Need to Empower Young Women and Adolescent Girls

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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

4 Mar, 2016

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

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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

18 Oct, 2013

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

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Earlier this month, on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts launched in collaboration with UN Women “Voices Against Violence”, a co-educational curriculum. This curriculum aims at providing young people with tools and expertise to increase their awareness on causes of violence, prevention […]