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Since launching in 2014, UNFPA's Safeguard Young People Programme has achieved significant results. The programme works to scale up comprehensive interventions for adolescents and young people in Southern Africa through a multi-sectoral approach, touching on policy, integrated HIV and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services, sexuality education for in- and out-of-school youth as well as youth empowerment. This report reflects on the significant accomplishments made from the programme as well as best practices and lessons learned that is crucial for the continued success of the programme moving forward.
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This newsletter captures the proceedings and highlights of the #AUBanjulPlus10 - Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the African Youth Charter - from 21-25 May 2016. The theme of the event was: "Accelerating Youth Development in Africa."

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This newsletter captures the proceedings and highlights of the #AUBanjulPlus10 - Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the African Youth Charter - from 21-25 May 2016. The theme of the event was: "Accelerating Youth Development in Africa."

 

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This newsletter captures the proceedings and highlights of the #AUBanjulPlus10 - Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the African Youth Charter - from 21-25 May 2016. The theme of the event was: "Accelerating Youth Development in Africa."

 

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This newsletter captures the proceedings and highlights of the #AUBanjulPlus10 - Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the African Youth Charter - from 21-25 May 2016. The theme of the event was: "Accelerating Youth Development in Africa."

 

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For Mpopi, 33, travelling 80 km every month to reach the nearest clinic providing access to antiretroviral treatment (ART) was nearly impossible. Read her story.

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UNFPA team and partners in the East and Southern Africa region continue to carry out activities aimed at achieving the overall vision: a region where the sexual and reproductive health of women is achieved and the transformative potentials of young people, especially adolescent girls, are fulfilled. This booklet summarizes the region's challenges and our achievements in addressing them in 2014-2015.

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East and Southern Africa has made impressive gains in the reproductive health of its people. Yet, as we count these achievements, we must ensure we maintain the momentum to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals. With 521 million people, the region’s reproductive health challenges are vast: maternal mortality and morbidity, HIV infection, low contraception use, early marriage, teen pregnancy and gender-based violence, underpinned by gender inequality. Also, gains are quickly reversed during conflict and humanitarian crises. There is no time to lose - together, we need to make change happen.

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This brief discusses the effectiveness of comprehensive sexuality education in preventing HIV, and lists key findings and recommendations.

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This brief looks at the evidence on what works to prevent HIV infection in adolescent girls, and provides key findings and recommendations.

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