South America

Youth Living Peace: Scaling up Support for Adolescents in School

“I have confidence in myself now,” shares a female participant in the Youth Living Peace program in Democratic Republic of the Congo; “I have seen that girls can do a lot of things. Having the facilitators and talking with others girls helped me to choose my goals, to choose my friends better- those who will be good influence for me and my future.”

What Puts Adolescents at Risk of Experiencing Relationship Violence?

Romantic relationships are a common part of the adolescent experience in Latin America and the Caribbean. However, young people are forming relationships while they’re also trying to navigate their own sense of self, and the world around them, amidst limited prospects for education and employment, widespread rural poverty, and high urban violence.

Youth Living Peace Project Addresses Gender in Rio de Janeiro Schools

Succumbing to pressures from the conservative base of Brazil’s National Congress, the country’s Ministry of Education (MEC) is about to approve another setback to gender equity in schools. At the beginning of April 2017, it was proposed that the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” be removed from the National Common Curricular Base (Base Nacional Comum Curricular, or BNCC) for elementary schools – the guideline for classroom content in Brazil.

State of Brazil’s Fathers

The State of Brazil’s Fathers report presents the state of fatherhood in Brazil, focusing on areas including sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health, men’s health, violence against

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