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Youth leaders stand in a circle, holding hands, to symbolize the slogan 'We can do it together', at a child care centre run by Precious Jewels Ministry, a local NGO that supports AIDS-affected children in Manila, the capital. Youth leaders are themselves affected by AIDS. The UNICEF-assisted centre offers medical assistance, educational activities and counselling, as well as community outreach to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and combat the stigma associated with the disease.

In 2006 in the Philippines, HIV transmission is hidden and growing. While official statistics cite fewer than 10,000 HIV cases nationwide, high-risk behaviours, especially among adolescents, are on the rise. Those at highest risk are children in depressed, urban areas, those who live or work in the streets and those involved in the sex industry. Many have limited access to basic services like education, community support and health care. And a strong culture of stigma, denial and silence has prevented an open discussion of HIV/AIDS, sexuality and adolescent reproductive health. Other factors impeding prevention and care services include limited knowledge and skills among health-care workers; rapid turnover and migration of staff; and disruption of health systems due to emergencies and conflict. On Mindanao Island, a decades-long conflict between Christians and Muslims has killed, injured or displaced thousands of children, and left others vulnerable to abduction, trafficking and abuse. Working with government, NGO and other partners, UNICEF supports peer counselling and prevention awareness training for adolescents; expanded voluntary counselling and testing services; and treatment, care and support services for children infected with HIV/AIDS. UNICEF also supports child protection, peace building and the delivery of social services in conflict areas.

Citizenship education equips students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be able to take a full and active role in their society.

A democratic and socially cohesive society relies on people understanding the impact of their behaviour and decisions on others, and having the capacity to play an informed role in the affairs of a democratic society.

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March 10, 2016
by People for Education
August 28, 2015
A current working draft of the foundational skills/competencies and learning conditions. This draft is being made available as a framework to stimulate discussion and reflection. Read more >
July 03, 2015
by People for Education
July 02, 2015
by Dr. Alan Sears, The University of New Brunswick
Alan Sears of the University of New Brunswick examines why citizenship is a core value for long term success for students and a cohesive, democratic society Read more >

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December 08, 2015
by Samara Canada
In this report, Samara Canada compares political participation and contact rates between citizens and Canadian political leaders across three age groups. Read more >
December 08, 2015
by Samara Canada
Samara's Democracy 360, a report card on the state of Canada's democracy, focuses on the complex relationship between citizens and political leadership. It expands the measurement of democracy and kick-starts a conversation using measurable indicators focused on three areas ... Read more >
November 07, 2014
by UNESCO
According to UNESCO, developing citizenship skills in young people is one of the keys to ensuring a sustainable future. UNESCO’s definition of citizenship skills includes: • A willingness to investigate issues in the local, school and wider community. • A readiness to ... Read more >

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