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The difference we make

Founded in 2011, Esteem network member, YouMatter, work with thousands of young people across Jersey every year, helping them respond thoughtfully to the pressures, choices and challenges that they face.

As well as providing high-quality, interactive and engaging workshops for young people in schools, youth clubs and other community...

Our Esteem team in Southwark provide RSE in a specialist provision school for boys with social, emotional and mental health issues. This alternative educational setting supports young men who have been excluded from mainstream school for a variety of reasons.

RSE lessons are important for these students because those who find themselves...

Many of the men and women in the prisons in Belarus have poor knowledge and awareness of HIV and lack the skills necessary to develop positive lifestyle choices, safe behaviours, and healthy relationships.

Additionally, there are high levels of stigma and aggression towards people living with HIV, exacerbating the difficulties they...

The Shining Star project uses a peer education model to reduce HIV transmission, by educating girls and women engaged in sex work who then share sexual health messages with thousands of their peers.

In Zimbabwe, sex work is one of the major drivers of new HIV infections and over half of the women involved are living with HIV. Limited...

ACET Nigeria is currently forming a partnership with the Nigerian Prisons authorities Plateau State Command, to provide their Esteem programme of sexual and reproductive health education for the inmates of Jos prison.

The Nigerian Correctional Service Plateau State Command has seven correctional centres with a total of 1,451 inmates: 924...

With a complex history of civil war and political corruption, it’s unsurprising that gifts we take for granted, such as health, education and safety, are struggles for people living in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

In the Mbankana community where ACET DRC works, described by some as ‘a city within the city of Kinshasa’, most girls...

The vulnerability of girls and women in Zimbabwe has heightened since the dashed hopes of the 2018 elections. 

The economic crisis means that unemployment in Zimbabwe is...

Despite significant progress in addressing HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria still has the second highest rate of HIV in the region, and one of the highest rates globally, which led to 150,000 deaths in 2017 alone.

Children and young people carry the greatest burden.

In 2017, 220,000...

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