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Child marriage continues to be a scourge in many African countries - despite legislation and efforts of many, including parliamentarians, to keep girls in school and create brighter futures for them. This was the view of participants in a recent webinar held under the auspices of the African Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (FPA) and UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO).
Minister of gender equality, poverty eradication and social welfare Doreen Sioka yesterday took a stand against harmful cultural practices, including early and arranged marriages for children.
This video is aimed at policy makers and programme managers just starting on the care reform journey.
The video provides key lessons learnt from COVID-19 on care reform from interviews with UNICEF, government and NGO staff in Rwanda, Uganda, Malawi and Kenya.
The Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Platform hosted a webinar on September 20, 2022, with panel of experts who explored how the social service workforce can be strengthened to support care reform in Eastern and Southern Africa.
The study aims to comprehend the ways in which being raised by grandparents, influence the vulnerable children’s schooling. The aim is to contribute insights to our understanding on how these children’s education towards academic success could be enhanced.
Although care reform is well established in some parts of the Eastern and Southern Africa, many countries in the region are just beginning their care reform journey. This short paper is aimed at these contexts. It explains what care reform is, the different components of care reform, why care reform is important and how to start a care reform process.
Key lessons learnt on how to carry out effective care reform in Eastern and Southern Africa from the COVID 19 pandemic.
This is the monthly update of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Platform published in September 2022.