Education

Zambia: CSE boosts school success

Zambia: CSE boosts school success

By Dorothy Chisi Lusaka, 24 May: COMPHREHENSIVE Sexuality Education (CSE) empowers adolescents by enabling them to make informed Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) decisions and choices. Such decisions help in preventing teenage pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and ill health in general. The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child articles 11 and […]

May 29, 2019 Themes: Children | Education | Reproductive health Programs: Gender & Media

Namibia: Schools urged to embrace CSE curriculum

Namibia: Schools urged to embrace CSE curriculum

By Linea Dishena THE education ministry has encouraged Namibians to embrace the introduction of the revised comprehensive sexual education (CSE) curriculum in schools. Revised in 2013, the CSE course is part of the life skills subject, and aims to give pupils in Grade 4 to Grade 12 the knowledge, attitudes, skills and values to make […]

May 23, 2019 Themes: Education | Reproductive health Programs: Gender Aware | VRC Clippings

Malawi’s Life Skills Education inadequate

Malawi’s Life Skills Education inadequate

By Winstone Mwale Lilongwe 1 May : Deep-rooted conservatism, misconceptions, culture, and religious beliefs appear to be some of the factors currently throwing off the track efforts to improve young people’s access to correct and comprehensive sexuality information through Life Skills Education in Malawi. The country is currently plagued by social and health problems, such […]

May 20, 2019 Themes: Education Programs: GL Commentary Service

Malawi: Putting MGDS III Under gender microscope

Malawi: Putting MGDS III Under gender microscope

Malawi: Last year, Malawi launched the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy III (MGDS III). When government distributed the signed 215-page book to all who attended the launch ceremony, everyone rushed to the office or home and peruse the pages mainly the chapters they were interested in. MGDS III is a national development blueprint and Malawi’s […]

May 9, 2019 Themes: Agriculture | Economics | Education | Gender equality | ICT's Programs: News

Lesotho: Demystify sexual education in secondary schools

Lesotho: Demystify sexual education in secondary schools

The Government of Lesotho, through the Ministry Of Education and Training (MOET) is a signatory to the SADC Comprehensive Education Policy. In its effort to adopt the principles of this policy, MOET introduced Life Skills education in the curriculum at both primary and secondary schools levels. In addition, a new textbook has been introduced to […]

Teacher’s bad attitude towards sexual education

Teacher’s bad attitude towards sexual education

By: Kelello Rakolobe 08 April 2019 Lesotho: According to Ministry of Health 2014 study Lesotho has the second highest prevalence of HIV in the world at 25% by Ministry of Health, 2014. Prior to the 2014 Health survey, Lesotho had the third highest prevalence at 23 percent. This means instead of decreasing, the Lesotho HIV/AIDS […]

April 8, 2019 Themes: Education | HIV/AIDS | Young Women Programs: Gender in media education | HIV and AIDS

Learning Journey: When perseverance pays off

Learning Journey: When perseverance pays off

“Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt “Each time I think about writing my learning journey I view it as a daunting task that I rather not do but each time I find myself smiling as I reflect on the year that has passed and how learning is […]

March 31, 2019 Themes: Education Programs: News

SADC Gender and Development Monitor 2016

Tracking Progress on Implementation of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development The SADC Protocol on Gender and Development has six objectives. These include the empowerment of women and  eliminating discrimination. Another is achieving and gender equality through gender responsive legislation and projects. The objective of the 2016 Monitor is to present an update on […]

Bilengism Morisien ek Angle: Mauritian and English Bilingualism

This little booklet helps with teaching Mauritian Creole. It provides a basic list of English and Mauritian vocabulary.

January 11, 2019 Themes: Education Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Ethical Journalism and Gender-sensitive Reporting

This is a UNESCO/University of Mauritius publication. It includes guidelines for ethical reporting and an article on gender-sensitive reporting. Other articles include content regulation in South Africa and media education for gender equity.