Strengthening HIV programmes for adolescents: Early lessons from adolescent assessments to guide fast tracking of adolescent responses through ALL IN
This is a 2015-2016 report on assessments conducted in countries involved in the ALL IN initiative to strengthen national responses to HIV in adolescents. The report summarizes programme impacts, policy impacts, resource mobilisation, and the influence of the initiative on leadership, advocacy, and national and regional agendas.
Getting started: A toolkit for preventing and tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in secondary schools
This toolkit provides a framework and practical tools for leaders and teachers in secondary schools. It shows how to tackle homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying across the school’s policies and procedures. Each step includes a set of tools, templates, and checklists. These can be used to communicate with parents, conduct surveys of pupils, track the school’s progress over time, highlight problem areas, and develop a tailored approach.
, UK 2018
Guide for trainers: Strengthen and support CSOs to work towards evidence- and rights-based sexual and reproductive health education and HIV prevention for young people (YOUTH FRIENDLY)
This guide is for trainers working with local organisations to train their members to become experts on evidence-informed and rights-based programmes for youth for sexual and reproductive health and HIV prevention. Each chapter provides training materials, exercises and an agenda for the training session.
Aidsfond (formerly Stop Aids Now), Rutgers International
Ideas for a change: Developing policy
This publication, from Olive (Organisation Development and Training) in South Africa, explores the idea of policy—how it differs from principles, procedure, and practice and how it links with these. It takes the reader step by step through the process of developing a policy.
Comprehensive sexuality education: A foundation for life and love campaign (YOUTH FRIENDLY)
UNESCO’s Foundation for Life and Love campaign (#CSEandMe) aims to highlight the benefits of high-quality comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) for all young people. The campaign website includes interviews, videos, stories, and related reading material. A Spanish-language version of the campaign is also available here.
We demand more! A sexuality education advocacy handbook for young people (YOUTH FRIENDLY)
This is a handbook for young people who want to improve the sexuality education that is provided in their school, town, or country. It includes background information and evidence to argue for the importance of providing all young people with high-quality comprehensive sexuality education (CSE). It gives advice on how to make change happen where you live, as well as examples of successful CSE advocacy efforts.
CSE and me (YOUTH FRIENDLY)
A follow-up to "We Demand More!" this guide shares the experiences of CSE advocates working in restrictive or conservative environments, and provides further tips for advocacy.
Commission on Narcotic Drugs Resolution 61-4
This high-level resolution promotes measures for preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, hepatitis B and C, and syphilis among women who use drugs
Capacity and consent: Empowering adolescents to exercise their reproductive rights
This publication outlines the barriers adolescents face in realizing their sexual and reproductive health and rights, discusses recent critical developments in the human-rights framework underpinning these rights, and proposes a way forward for guaranteeing all adolescents the full exercise of their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Center for Reproductive Rights
Advocating for adolescent reproductive health in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Advocacy kit (YOUTH FRIENDLY)
This kit is designed to help young advocates in Eastern Europe and Central Asia develop the skills to advocate for young people's sexual health education and services. It describes some of the steps in organizing campaigns and provides information on developing, implementing, and evaluating a successful advocacy strategy.
Post 2015 negotiation briefs
This compilation of eight briefs provides youth advocates with an overview of priority themes for follow-up accountability efforts related to the SDG agenda. The topics are 1) Comprehensive sexuality education, 2) Drug-related harm reduction, 3) Youth and HIV, 4) Mental health, 5) Sexual and reproductive health and rights, 6) Social determinants of health, 7) Youth engagement and accountability mechanisms, and 8) Youth-friendly services in Universal Health Coverage.
Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) for youth (YOUTH FRIENDLY)
This resource explains why CEDAW is important to youth, and describes the convention's impact in advancing gender equality and human rights for women and girls around the world. It summarizes the articles of CEDAW, including the specific forms of discrimination that must be ended and how CEDAW is implemented and monitored.
Sustainable Development Agenda and young people
This publication contains a series of briefs covering each of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They examine the evidence base related specifically to the SDGs and young people, with a focus on ensuring their sexual and reproductive health. The briefs recommend action to address the challenges faced by young people to address the issues raised in each goal.
The Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW)
Child marriage and HIV: An information sheet
Le mariage des enfants et le sida
This brief highlights why the links between child marriage and HIV must be addressed. It recommends further research, targeting and prioritising adolescent girls in HIV responses and policy approaches to tackle both issues. The brief comes with an infographic and social media toolkit on the Girls Not Brides website.
Girls Not Brides
Awareness session module for principals and teachers
These are presentation slides for a training module to raise awareness among college administrators in India about stigma and discrimination faced by young transgender people in college settings, to help create an enabling environment for them in educational institutions.
Mobilising communities on young people's health and rights Advocacy toolkit
: Advocacy training guide
This guide leads the user through the stages of planning and launching an advocacy campaign to ensure that government commitments are translated into programmes that meet young people's sexual and reproductive health needs. The toolkit provides prototype worksheets and other tools at the end of each chapter. The training guide shows how to facilitate a five-day workshop to strengthen the skills of community groups, networks and organisations to design and plan an advocacy campaign.
Family Care International
Advancing combination HIV prevention
This provides information for activists from community-based organisations to argue for evidence-based, scaled-up, adequately funded combination prevention programmes for HIV. There are case examples of successful advocacy from around the world.
Colectivo Ovejas Negras
, Uruguay 2008
Women who inject drugs and HIV: Addressing specific needs
This policy brief aims to promote gender equality and human rights in an effective harm reduction response to HIV for women who inject drugs, in both community and prison settings. It outlines a framework for improving the availability, accessibility, affordability, and acceptability of women- oriented harm reduction interventions. Suggested good practice tools and guidance are also provided.