[Svrilist] Publications: Safe Passages to Adulthood

Liz Dartnall svri at mrc.ac.za
Fri Jun 2 11:31:33 SAST 2006

Safe Passages to Adulthood - enabling young people to improve their sexual and reproductive health

The six-year, UK Department for International Development (DfID) funded research programme – Safe Passages to Adulthood - has come to an end. 
This major research programme has developed a series of resources aimed at increasing the capacity of policy-makers, practitioners and researchers 
working to promote young people's sexual health in resource-constrained settings. Selected publications, which are available to download free, include:

1) Working with young men to promote sexual and reproductive health  
Abstract: Gender is increasingly acknowledged as central to understanding young people experiences of sexual relationships and health.
This good practice guide sets out: What we know about young men experience of sexual health (informed by research done in different across the world)
Different approaches to working with young men (illustrated by case studies of projects in Latin America, Africa and Asia)
Policy-makers, practitioners and researchers working to promote young people sexual health in resource-constrained settings will find 
this resource particularly useful.

Online at: http://www.safepassages.soton.ac.uk/pdfs/workingwithymen.pdf
2) The role of education in promoting sexual and reproductive health 
Abstract: This good practice guide explores the challenges facing practitioners and policy makers in resource-constrained countries who are 
trying to develop educational initiatives aimed at promoting the sexual and reproductive health of young people.
This resource sets out good practice guidelines for work in school settings, out-of-school contexts and in higher education.  
These guidelines are illustrated by examples of innovative practice from across the world.

Online at: http://www.safepassages.soton.ac.uk/pdfs/educationreport.pdf

3) Learning from what young people say about sex, relationships and health 
Abstract: Finding out what young people think helps to ensure that programmes and policies are more likely to meet their needs.
The guide (developed to sit alongside the Dynamic Contextual Analysis resource) aims to support policy makers, programme planners and practitioners
to find out more about young people ideas, beliefs and feelings about sex, relationships and health.  This toolkit sets out how to involve young people 
and other partners in this process, suggests ways to collect information, analyse it, and present it in a way that is likely to influence programmes and 

Online at: http://www.safepassages.soton.ac.uk/pdfs/learningfromypsay.pdf

Any queries, please contact: cshr at socsci.soton.ac.uk or c.maxwell at ioe.ac.uk

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