Youth

Both the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Health Initiative (GHI) emphasize preventing, monitoring, and responding to gender-based violence (GBV) as critical to strengthening overall health outcomes. Yet, significant barriers impede the provision of meaningful, effective services for children and adolescents who have experienced sexual violence.

The purpose of this situation analysis, conducted for AIDSTAR-One, was to understand what supports and hinders effective care for children who have experience sexual violence and exploitation in Lesotho. The study examined the services being implemented, facilitated, or provided by community- and facility-based partners for children who have experienced sexual violence and exploitation; what is working well; and where there are gaps.

Girls Empowerment Through Education and Health (ASPIRE) is a 4-year, $16.2 million, USAID activity implemented by Save the Children and three partners, designed to support the Government of Malawi to improve girls’ achievement in upper primary and secondary school, and ultimately, girls’ empowerment. ASPIRE has three outputs:

Girls Empowerment Through Education and Health (ASPIRE) is a 4-year, $16.2 million, USAID activity implemented by Save the Children and three partners, designed to support the Government of Malawi to improve girls’ achievement in upper primary and secondary school, and ultimately, girls’ empowerment. ASPIRE has three outputs:

GHPOD II Staff conducting podcast interview

A major motivation in our global society’s social programs is building a better world. We want our policies, programs, evaluations, and actions to benefit the citizens of tomorrow. Young people are central stakeholders in development, domestically and internationally. We must therefore think seriously about the role youth should be playing in creating the solutions they and future generations will have to live with. 

Malawian girls going to school

EnCompass conducted an external performance evaluation of Empowering Girls through Education and Health (ASPIRE), a 4-year USAID activity implemented by Save the Children in Malawi. ASPIRE, which began in 2014, aims to improve girls’ academic achievement and empowerment through innovative, cross-sectoral interventions addressing education, health, and structural and cultural factors that influence girls’ performance. ASPIRE will reach 182,000 girls aged 10 to 19.

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ASPIRE is a 4-year, $16.2 million, USAID activity implemented by Save the Children and three partners, including EnCompass. ASPIRE has three outputs:

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The purpose of this curriculum is to prepare health care and social welfare workers to gain a combination of knowledge, attitudes, skills, and wider attributes of gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children (VAC) competencies in provision of services at different levels of health and social welfare settings. It was developed with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health. Other resources in this training package include:

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This manual will orient trainers to the GBV and VAC required competencies for organizing, coordinating, and delivering the gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children (VAC) training package to health care providers and social welfare officers. The manual was developed with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health. Other resources in this training package include:

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These job aids were developed to provide updated guidance to trainers of health care providers and social welfare officers on the provision of effective and comprehensive services to gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children (VAC) survivors. The report was developed with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health. Other resources in this training package include:

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