REPSSI in Mozambique is looking to turn the tide on child marriage by influencing popular culture through music. This song produced by REPSSI shows the impact child marriage has on girls. Taking a girl from innocent play to being expected to carry the traditional responsibilities of a wife. The song highlights the emotional trauma of social isolation, emotional abuse and violence that child brides are often subjected to.
This video highlights what can be done to support young people who have not had good parental support and counselling. Jake Glaser calls attention to the potential of using social media for supporting youth living with HIV.
Xolani Magongo a paramedic and HIV peer educator from Swaziland, interviews with Jake Glaser Ambassador for EGPAF, founder of Modern Advocate and champion for the rights of children living with HIV at the RIATT-ESA sponsored Children and Youth Conference at the PSS forum.
A documentary by Centre for Study of the African Child (AfriChild) on “Violence Against Street-Connected Children,” highlights the plight of street-connected children in Kampala. These children in the streets are at risk of getting involved in violence, sexual exploitation and substance abuse.
This webinar explores the findings of research on the linkages between child marriage and HIV and examines the implications for programmes and advocacy.
This webinar explores the latest research findings and examines their implications for how we design, fund and deliver support to HIV-affected communities.
The case for social protection for adherence and HIV-related outcomes in children and adolescents in Eastern and Southern Africa
"The Sustainable development goals are a blue print for success." Mr Ban Ki Moon - UN Secretary General.
Young people's access to health, reproductive health, and HIV services needs to be highlighted in order to have a youth centered approach post 2015. This Video highlights young people's vision for the post 2015.
This is a webinar by RIATT-ESA on prevalence and predictors of child abuse in southern Africa.The aim of this webinar is to inform researchers, programmers, policy makers and governments of where children are being abused and by whom, so there can be targeted prevention programs.
RIATT-ESA hosted our first webinar with the goal of building the evidence base around children affected by HIV and AIDS in the eastern and southern Africa.
In 2011, children from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Uganda used disposable cameras to take pictures that illustrate the role they play in their home and community, and the kind of support that they receive from their communities.
Entitled "What I do for my community, what my community does for me", the photo exhibition emphasises the importance of community-level action in the care and support for children made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS. By giving children the opportunity to show how they also contribute to their communities, the exhibition helps to empower children and dispel the assumption that African children are powerless victims of the HIV and AIDS epidemic. The exhibition is being showcased at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC in July 2012.
Digital Story by Best Ndhlovu
Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. In an effort to inspire a different kind of story telling - one that offers a meaningful experience to the story tellers and promotes understanding, accountability, and civic action among its targeted audience, Oxfam Canada supported a collaborative 12 month digital story telling programme between Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS) and Women'sNet, with the aim of applying digital stories to the documentation of good practices in HIV and gender programming, in order to enhance their impact, as well as building ICT skills in communities.
This story focuses on ways to empower young people with the skills to support their communities in era of HIV and AIDS.
A five minute video, featuring the voices of teachers across Africa who found their view of children transformed after psychosocial training from REPSSI and our partners.
In their own words, hear how these teachers have moved away from using corporal punishment, and become more caring, and more attuned to the needs of their students.
Schools play an immense role in the lives of students, and these testimonies demonstrate the potential of teachers and schools to provide critical care and support to their students.
For this reason, REPSSI has chosen to invest in the development of an accredited Teacher's Certificate in psychosocial support, specifically for practising teachers, to equip them to realise the potential of children in their school and communities.
Read more on www.repssi.org
The EU budget 2014-2020 will lock in the EU's policy priorities and spending limits, shaping the future of EU development assistance. If the EU is to meet its poverty eradication targets, this budget must have children at its heart. Child rights and gender must be identified as a cross-cutting theme of EU development cooperation, with at least 20% of EU aid earmarked for health and basic education.
Go to www.plan-eu.org for more information.