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Globally, half of students aged 13–15 experience peer-to-peer violence in and around school. This violence has short-term effects on their educational achievement and leaves a long-term impression on their futures. This report outlines the prevalence of violence in and around schools and highlights students’, partners’ and UNICEF efforts to #Endviolence in schools
This document provides an overview of the latest available UNAIDS data on youth and HIV, including new indicators reported for the first time on consent requirements to access services, access to CSE, and youth participation in the HIV response. It also provides an explanation of youth participation through the three-lens approach, engaging youth as beneficiaries, partners and leaders, adapted to the HIV response, as a recommendation for policy-makers, programmers, implementers and other stakeholders to strive for better and greater youth participation, fulfil the commitments in the 2016 Political Declaration, and end AIDS by 2030.
This report presents the most current data on four specific forms of violence – violent discipline and exposure to domestic abuse during early childhood; violence at school; violent deaths among adolescents; and sexual violence in childhood and adolescence. The statistics reveal that children experience violence across all stages of childhood, in diverse settings, and often at the hands of the trusted individuals with whom they interact daily. The report concludes with specific national actions and strategies that UNICEF has embraced to prevent and respond to violence against children.
UNICEF has long been at the heart of global efforts to put the HIV epidemic into an irreversible and rapid retreat. Under the Strategic Plan for 2018–2021, UNICEF will continue to align its HIV-related commitments to global goals and targets detailed in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; the Political Declaration agreed to at the June 2016 United Nations High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS; the Fast Track Strategy to End AIDS developed and championed by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); the United Nations Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health 2016–2030...
This documentation was produced by Youth LEAD, The Regional Network of Young Key Population in Asia and Pacific as a showcase of our support and interventions to Young Key Populations from Indonesia, Pakistan and Vietnam who applied the Global Fund funding request as the first window applicants beginning from late 2016 to early 2017. It will examine Youth LEAD’s technical support to the country partners to encourage young key population capacity and involvement in the Global Fund country processes. These three countries selected as the case studies also received Youth LEAD direct grants under the GF-CRG Special Initiative grant via Robert Carr Network Fund between 2016-2017.
This Guidance is a milestone for translating the Global Strategy into action. It provides a wealth of information to policy-makers, practitioners, researchers, educators, donors, and civil society organizations – including the most up-to-date data on the major disease and injury burdens that affect adolescents. It supports the implementation of the Global Strategy by providing the comprehensive information that countries need to decide what to do for adolescent health, and how to do it. It builds on on-going efforts to ensure that adolescents can Survive, Thrive and are in a position to Transform the societies in which they live.
The purpose of the report is to showcase the significant contributions of many partners to research, innovations, community mobilization, programmes and policy actions aimed at ending the AIDS epidemic in adolescents in support of the ALL IN! agenda. UNICEF and UNAIDS acknowledge the regional and country office colleagues, national and implementing partners below for the ongoing work to support this global agenda and documented in this report, as well as for their support in the development of this report.
This document provides you with a coordinated approach taking into account the linkages between young key populations, the SDGs and the UNDP Youth Strategy in order to better align your advocacy with the global 2030 agenda. You can view the full text of the UNDP Youth Strategy 2014-2017 here.
Bangladesh remains a low HIV prevalence country. A total of 3,674 cases of HIV have been registered, however, the estimated number of people living with HIV is around 9,500.1 Social and economic factors could trigger a dramatic rise in the number of new HIV infections unless appropriate strategies and actions are urgently taken.
Child marriage is widespread in Bangladesh: 11% of young adolescent girls (aged 10-14) and 46% of young people aged 15-19 are married. In rural areas, 85% of girls are married by the age of 16. Often the husbands are much older, which puts them in a position of control over the girls’ sexual and reproductive health. This case study follows three health journeys of young people who have come to access Link Up services.
This case study outlines how the Link Up project supported and further developed young key population network the Myanmar Youth Stars (MYS) to empower young people most affected by HIV in order to improve their access to integrated HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights services. It describes how the network helps young people most affected by HIV acquire practical skills in management, leadership and advocacy.
Keywords: HIV, stigma and discrimination, prevention, treatment, care, sexual and reproductive health, rights