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Progress for children – A report card on adolescents
Posted: Mar 28, 2017
Category: Youth development

Progress for children – A report card on adolescents

This edition of Progress for Children sets out who adolescents are, where they live, what they do,
what their problems are and how their needs are – or are not – being met. Understanding adolescents in all their diversity is fundamental to improving their lives.

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Our future – a Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing
Posted: Mar 28, 2017
Category: Youth development

Our future – a Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing

Our Future: A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing was launched in 2016. It brings together perspectives from public health, economics, political and social science, behavioural science and neuroscience and provides recommendations for action to protect and promote the health and wellbeing of adolescents.

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INTRODUCING YOUTH-FRIENDLY  PREVENTION OF MOTHER-TO-CHILD TRANSMISSION SERVICES TO   PUBLIC-SECTOR CLINICS TO BETTER ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF YOUTH IN SOUTH AFRICA
Posted: Jan 19, 2017
Category: Youth development

INTRODUCING YOUTH-FRIENDLY PREVENTION OF MOTHER-TO-CHILD TRANSMISSION SERVICES TO PUBLIC-SECTOR CLINICS TO BETTER ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF YOUTH IN SOUTH AFRICA

In 2014, South Africa was home to the world’s largest population of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and pregnant PLHIV. i Twenty percent of women aged 20–24 had begun their childbearing years by age 18,ii and among pregnant women aged 15–24, prevalence was 21.7 percent.iii Though as many as 43 percent of girls aged 15-19 were already sexually active,iv provider bias against youth’s sexual activity—particularly for young PLHIV—persisted. As youth pregnancy similarly carried stigma among providers, the environment for young pregnant PLHIV was particularly
ill-suited for their improved health outcomes. Given the country’s large proportion of sexually active young people and young people perinatally infected—many of whom were entering their reproductive years—the need for services supportive of their right to safely plan for their reproductive goals was pressing.

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State of world population 2016
Posted: Jan 19, 2017
Category: Youth development

State of world population 2016

When a girl reaches age 10, her world changes
A flurry of life-changing events pulls her in many directions. Where she ends up depends on the support she receives and the power she has to shape her own future.
In some parts of the world, a 10-year-old girl, on the verge of adolescence, sees limitless possibilities ahead and begins making choices that will influence her education and, later, her work and her life.
But in other parts of the world, a 10-year-old girl’s horizons are limited. As she reaches puberty, a formidable combination of relatives, figures in her community, social and cultural norms, institutions and discriminatory laws block her path forward.

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MORE THAN JUST A GAME: Sport as a Communication Platform  in Sexuality Education for Adolescent Girls
Posted: Dec 12, 2016
Category: Youth development

MORE THAN JUST A GAME: Sport as a Communication Platform in Sexuality Education for Adolescent Girls

This report is intended for communities, development practitioners, research institutions, governments and donor agencies. We hope that the insights herein will help to guide the design of future interventions and research on the use of sport in sexuality education.

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