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Guidance for a monitoring and evaluation framework for schoolbased Family Life Education in Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islan

Guidance for a monitoring and evaluation framework for schoolbased Family Life Education in Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu

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Family life education (FLE) is a curriculum-based process of teaching and learning about the cognitive, emotional, physical and social aspects of sexuality and family formation. A well designed and implemented FLE program can prepare children and young people for healthy and responsible relationships throughout their lives. FLE also supports young people to develop good health, and safeguard their own and others’ sexual and reproductive health and rights.

There is increased attention and investment in FLE from national governments globally and in the Pacific region. Embedding a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework in a national FLE program supports the program to achieve maximum impact by tracking implementation quality and school-level outcomes, and assists policymakers and school leaders to tailor the program to evolving population health needs and other national priorities.

This guidance for a monitoring and evaluation framework for school based family life education (FLE) was commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and undertaken by the Burnet Institute under the Australian Government funded Transformative Agenda for Women, Adolescents and Youth in the Pacific programme. The content in this guidance is presented and shared as a basis for future collaborative discussion and adaptation with Ministries of Education representatives and other national stakeholders, to support the development of locally contextualised national monitoring and evaluation frameworks for FLE for the six programme countries.

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Sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence in Samoa: A review of policy and legislation

Sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence in Samoa: A review of policy and legislation

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The purpose of this study was to identify and analyse policies and legislation related to SRHR and GBV in Samoa. The study consisted primarily of a desk-based review, which examined national legislation, policies, peer reviewed literature, and other published reports relevant to SRHR and GBV in Samoa. Document search and retrieval occurred from July 2020 to July 2021. The second stage of the review involved a content analysis of the included documents. The analysis focused on key domains and corresponding indicators adapted from themes under SDG Indicator 5.6.2 and commitments under international frameworks and conventions, including those relevant to priority populations outlined in the CRPD and the CRC.

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Sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence in Tonga: A review of policy and legislation

Sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence in Tonga: A review of policy and legislation

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The purpose of this study was to identify and analyse policies and legislation related to SRHR and GBV in Tonga. The study consisted primarily of a desk-based review, which examined national legislation, policies, peer reviewed literature, and other published reports relevant to SRHR and GBV in Tonga. Document search and retrieval occurred from July 2020 to July 2021. The second stage of the review involved a content analysis of the included documents. The analysis focused on key domains and corresponding indicators adapted from themes under SDG Indicator 5.6.2 and commitments under international frameworks and conventions (such as the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action), and including those relevant to priority populations outlined in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Needs assessment of people with disabilities in Samoa

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Women and young people with disabilities in Samoa experience a range of restrictions to accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and gender-based violence (GBV) services on an equal basis with others and to realizing their rights to SRH legal capacity, and freedom from violence. 

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Needs assessment of people with disabilities in Vanuatu

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Due to the limited implementation of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the national legal and policy frameworks on gender and disability rights, persons with disabilities living in Vanuatu experience extreme forms of marginalization and significant restrictions to their autonomy and self-determination. In particular, as this report reveals, they are prevented from fully realizing their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and their rights to legal capacity and to be free of gender-based violence (GBV).

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