This descriptive report used data from 112 DHS/AIS surveys conducted throughout 1990-2011 in 41 countries to examine the status and trends of key sociodemographic, sexual, and reproductive health indicators among adolescents age 15-19 years old. The report provides a descriptive analysis of adolescents’ background characteristics; marriage, sexual activity, and sexual risks; and family planning, motherhood, and maternal care. The findings suggest that while some aspects of adolescent sexual and reproductive health are improving, there remain gender disparities and areas for focused improvement efforts.
SAHAYOG is an NGO working to promote gender equality and women’s health from a human rights framework. Its key activities include advocacy and strengthening partnerships. SAHAYOG is a value based organization, upholding equity and equality, participation, transparency and effectiveness as its major values.
The goal of Save the Children Sweden’s gender programme is to challenge root causes of violence against children and promote gender equality through engaging with boys and men in partnership with girls and women.
Save the Children Sweden in South and Central Asia is committed to working with boys and men – in partnership with girls and women – to challenge the root causes of gender discrimination and gender based violence, including negative social constructions of gender. We believe that it is vital to sensitise and involve boys from an early age starting with early childhood education and care. Boys and men should not be viewed solely as the source of gender discrimination but as part of the solution. Positive examples of boys and men taking a proactive role in combating violence should be encouraged and built upon.
The Date Safe Project, Inc. provides parents, educators, educational institutions, students, military installations, community organizations, state agencies, and federal government resources, educational materials, and programming addressing consent, healthy intimacy, sexual education, sexual assault awareness, bystander intervention, and support for sexual assault survivors.
The Fatherhood Institute is the UK’s fatherhood think-tank. We are a registered charity (number 1075104) and we:
* collate and publish international research on fathers, fatherhood and different approaches to engaging with fathers by public services and employers
* help shape national and local policies to ensure a father-inclusive approach to family policy
* inject research evidence on fathers and fatherhood into national debates about parenting and parental roles
* lobby for changes in law, policy and practice to dismantle barriers to fathers’ care of infants and children
* are the UK’s leading provider of training, consultancy and publications on father-inclusive practice, for public and third sector agencies and employers.
The Fatherhood Institute’s vision is a society that gives all children a strong and positive relationship with their father and any father-figures; supports both mothers and fathers as earners and carers; and prepares boys and girls for a future shared role in caring for children.
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.