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Women and Drought in Southern Mozambique: More Responsibilities, Less Power, and Increased Vulnerabilities

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This study looks at the gendered impact of the 2016 drought in southern Mozambique, specifically the ways in which it affected women and girls. It is beneficial for those wishing to better inform their policy and programmes targeting women and girls in southern Mozambique, as well as other similar drought-affected areas.

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Swaziland: Community-Based Distribution of Family Planning Commodities: A Feasibility Study Report

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This study sought to determine the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of stakeholders at the community level that can support distribution of family planning commodities.

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Harnessing the Demographic Dividend: Accelerating Structural and Socioeconomic Transformation in Mozambique

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This report summarizes an analysis to assess Mozambique’s chances of harnessing a demographic dividend and the policy options the country can adopt in order to optimize its chances of earning one.

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Child Marriage and Adolescent Pregnancy in Mozambique: Causes and Impact

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When it comes to preventing adolescent pregnancies, a crucial factor is women’s empowerment, especially the ability of young women to request contraception. This study analyzes the magnitude, trends over time, determinants and impacts of child marriage and adolescent pregnancy.

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Curbing Teenage Pregnancy in Namibia: The Protective Role of Social Institutions and Family Planning

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Family planning variables had a mildly protective effect on teenage pregnancy in Namibia, which has some of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in the East and Southern Africa region. This study examines the social and behavioural reasons for Namibia’s high rates of teenage fertility.

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Rapid Assessment of Condom Needs, Availability, Access and Use, Especially Among Young People in Swaziland

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At 26 per cent, HIV prevalence amongst youth in Swaziland is high. This report features results from a rapid assessment of condom needs, availability, access and use among young people in Swaziland.

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Strategic planning for saving the lives of mothers, newborns, and children and preventing stillbirths in KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa: modelling using the Lives Saved Tool

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This paper attempts to identify and cost priority intervention areas for impact on maternal and child mortality over the next five years in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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Socio-Cultural Factors Influencing Utilization of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Among Youth in Swaziland

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This study assesses the socio-cultural norms, attitudes, values and practices that hinder or facilitate the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of adolescents and young people in Swaziland. It provides support for the applicability of the Social Ecological Model (SEM) in predicting factors determining the use of SRH services among youth in Swaziland.

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Stop Violence Against Women in South Africa: Know Your Epidemic, Know Your Response

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This report is a situational analysis on the scale, determinants, consequences and responses to violence against women (VAW) in South Africa. It finds that VAW is highly prevalent in the country. More than half of the women murdered in 2009 (56 per cent) were killed by an intimate partner.

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Harnessing the Demographic Dividend: The Future We Want for Zambia

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This study assesses the prospects for harnessing the demographic dividend in Zambia and demonstrates policy options for optimizing the possibility of a demographic dividend.

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