International Day of the Girl Child 2016

Girls' Progress = Goals' Progress: What Counts for Girls.
  1. The case for comprehensive sexuality education: https://www.afidep.org/?p=4887
    The basic concept of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is that it enables young people to make informed decisions about their sexuality and health. Research shows that youth who complete secondary and higher education have better sexual and reproductive health outcomes and are more likely to have higher socio-economic status. The UNESCO says CSE is an age-appropriate, culturally relevant approach to teaching about sex and relationships by providing realistic and nonjudgmental information.
  2. How a secondary school education is as good as (if not better than) contraception against teen pregnancy
    Teen pregnancy is both a public health and education sector problem in Kenya. The recently launched 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey reported that one in five girls aged 15-19 (18.1 percent) have begun childbearing, meaning that they are pregnant with their first child or have ever given birth to one or more children. https://www.afidep.org/?p=3745