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UNESCO, Partners Release Report On Youth Health, Education In Eastern, Southern Africa

Last week, UNESCO, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO and other bilateral partners launched a report (.pdf) focused on youth in Eastern and Southern Africa, titled “Young People Today: Time for Action Now,” a UNESCO press release states. The report shows “adolescents and young people — especially young women — face a wide range of challenges that compromise their life chances,” according to the press release. The report examines HIV/AIDS prevalence, access to health services, child marriage, teenage pregnancy and maternal health, and gender-based violence, the press release notes. UNESCO and partners also “launched a region-wide campaign to highlight the rights and education/health needs of adolescents and young people,” the press release states (10/4).