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Safeguard Young People Programme Annual Report 2020

Annual Report

When it became clear that the COVID-19 pandemic was set to change life as we know it, the SYP regional team employed several different strategies to ensure quality action at regional and country levels. As it was essential to align with the African Union Commission (AUC) on Youth and COVID-19, the programme worked in partnership with relevant youth networks and organizations and began applying the 3 Ps: Preventing, Providing and Protecting.

In recognizing that COVID-19 brushes up against a host of other social and health issues, SYP integrated COVID-19 considerations into a range of technical guidance briefs. These included the integration of SRHR into economic empowerment initiatives, the programmatic guidance on integration of climate change into CSE, and the technical brief on the integration of MHM in SRHR programmes.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in East and Southern Africa

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UN Women and UNFPA undertook this study to understand better the gendered impacts of the pandemic and to inform national development planning for the recovery. The study highlights the impacts of COVID-19 on women and men as gleaned from research conducted during 2020, executed by UN Women, UNFPA and partners.

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COVID-19 & Gender: Building Forward Better on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Eritrea

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This brief explores the work of the UN in Eritrea to complement the government’s efforts to promote gender equality and women's empowerment. It sets out recommendations for the recovery process, focusing on women’s empowerment in the decision-making processes related to the COVID-19 response.

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UNFPA and the Climate Crisis

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In 2019, UNFPA organized an International Symposium on SRHR, Gender and Climate Change Resilience to share knowledge and identify programmes to reduce the impacts of climate change and build the resilience of communities in vulnerable settings. The resulting Future Africa Call to Action outlines both the impacts of climate change on the achievement of universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights and the contributions that the ICPD community can make to building climate resilience.

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SRHR, Gender and Climate Change Resilience Symposium

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In the lead up to the Nairobi Summit and the UN’s Climate Change Summit in September 2019, UNFPA convened a three-day symposium, focusing on programmatic, partnership and financing opportunities linking ICPD, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender and climate change resilience.

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Demography and COVID-19 in Africa

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This report summarises the proceedings of a webinar series that aimed to create a space for sharing a demographic perspective on the impacts of COVID-19 with partners on the continent,  and develop policy recommendations that South Africa and the continent can implement now and in the protracted response and early post-pandemic recovery period to safeguard the demographic dividend.

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UNFPA Cabo Delgado Flash Appeal March 2021

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UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, has launched a humanitarian appeal for $12 million to urgently provide life-saving sexual and reproductive health and protection services for 330,000 women, girls, and youth impacted by the humanitarian crisis in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, and the secondary impacts of COVID-19.

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Promoting the SADC Model Law through Parliamentary Action

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The legal office is buzzing with excitement today as Bahati and Fanaka prepare to televise Honourable Dalia Cumbe’s speech to her fellow parliamentarians about child marriage on International Day of the Girl.

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What can I do to promote the SADC Model Law?

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Bahati and Fanaka have organized a meeting with some elders, traditional leaders, teachers, health care practitioners, parents and children from their community to talk about what child marriage is and how it affects the well-being of girls.

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What is the SADC Model Law all about?

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Mrs. Mondlane pays a visit to Fanaka at the legal office to get advice on how to prevent her daughter Chisisi from being married off at a young age.

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