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The year 2017 brought renewed energy to young people’s sexual and reproductive health in Southern Africa as UNFPA embarked on Phase 2 of one of its flagship programmes, Safeguard Young People (SYP). SYP’s holistic approach is unique in joining the dots to address the SRHR needs of young people –including policy and laws, education, health and, critically, the agency of young people. The synergy of shared goals enabled SYP and its partners to work more efficiently and exceed annual targets in certain areas.

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Child marriage can have devastating consequences for girls and their future children. This report presents the results of a mapping of programmes and partnerships that seek to prevent and mitigate the effects of child marriage in East and Southern Africa. The mapping focused on 12 countries in the region where the prevalence of child marriage is greater than 30 per cent.

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The iCAN Facilitator’s Guide on Sexual and Reproductive Health for Young People Living with HIV and Their Circles of Care aims to help address the challenges facing adolescents and young people living within the East and Southern Africa (ESA) region.

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This review provides an overview of MHM policies and programmes in the ESA region, with a focus on education, school and community-based sexuality education, WASH, sexual and reproductive health, workplace support and humanitarian programming, as well as opening up the discussion regarding marginalized groups of women and girls such as disabled, prisoners and transgender men.

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Last year saw the end of UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Programme Action Plan 2014-2017, which focused on women and young people as our priorities. We close this phase with a slew of impressive achievements, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG 3 on Health, SDG 4 on Education and SDG 5 on Gender Equality. This, our 2017 annual report, details UNFPA's achievements in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights in the region, for women and young people in particular.

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This report presents the results of the sixth annual survey on the availability of modern contraceptives and essential life-saving maternal, sexual and reproductive health medicines in Mozambican health facilities, which aimed to contextualize the current status of maternal and reproductive health medicines in the country.

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This study looks at the gendered impact of the 2016 drought in southern Mozambique, specifically the ways in which it affected women and girls. It is beneficial for those wishing to better inform their policy and programmes targeting women and girls in southern Mozambique, as well as other similar drought-affected areas.

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This study sought to determine the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of stakeholders at the community level that can support distribution of family planning commodities.

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This study assesses the socio-cultural norms, attitudes, values and practices that hinder or facilitate the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of adolescents and young people in Swaziland. It provides support for the applicability of the Social Ecological Model (SEM) in predicting factors determining the use of SRH services among youth in Swaziland.

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When it comes to preventing adolescent pregnancies, a crucial factor is women’s empowerment, especially the ability of young women to request contraception. This study analyzes the magnitude, trends over time, determinants and impacts of child marriage and adolescent pregnancy.

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