srhr for young people

A4HU recognizes that young people have limited access to and utilization of quality sexual and reproductive health services and aims to improve this by:

Strengthening capacities of young people to demand youth-friendly SRH services through creating awareness of available services, community engagement, and mobilization to assess barriers, education, edutainment, and integrated outreaches and service delivery assessment. With the help of the Youth Truck, A4HU screens SRHR videos such as on menstrual hygiene management in schools which creates awareness of these issues. The truck also acts as a mobilization tool, traversing the remote areas of Uganda with SRHR information using its public address system. Communities are engaged through SRHR-themed sports galas and integrated community health outreaches where services are provided to all in attendance.

Strengthening capacities of health workers and facilities to improve the delivery of youth-friendly services and promote accountability in the health sector. In this regard, we have trained FLYING NURSES to bring youth-friendly family planning services closer to the youth who may have limited or no access to these services due to their location. The Flying Nurses reach the last mile often referred to as remote or far-to-reach areas.

Addressing the root causes of sexual violence and abuse of young people including negative cultural norms and practices. A4HU aims to Increase the capacity of young women and girls to claim and defend their rights to bodily integrity and make conscious choices about their reproductive health. Through training and mentorship of young women and girls, promoting peer learning, and working with schools, parents, and community leaders to strengthen the protection of women and girls, engagement of men and community leaders to prevent teenage pregnancy, early and forced marriage.

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