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The grantees are:. A description of the campaigns and their objectives is provided below. The three learning grants are deed to enable grantees to develop, test and document innovative approaches to conducting advocacy and awareness campaigns. Grantees are using a diversity of social media and advocacy strategies to bring the voices of young people to the fore.
Grantees are supported by an Advisory Committee of experts, so that they can learn and apply the best practices in areas such as social media and advocacy. The Fund will also link grantees with existing regional and continental ASRHR campaigns such as the Continental Campaign on the Decriminalization of Abortion as well as develop tools and resources to build the capacity of grantees. By documenting what works and does not work, the three organisations will be able to share effective practices and lessons learned from undertaking their campaigns.
Grantees will be assisted to produce case studies, policy briefs and other documents that can be used to engage decision makers. The tools and lessons will be made available in an accessible format for other youth organisations in the region to learn from and adapt in their own ASRHR and related advocacy campaigns. Plans are also underway to establish a Community of Practice on ASRHR to provide an additional space for youth to learn from one another and build networks of learning among youth organizations.
The campaigns and Community of Practice will be hosted on the Youth Forum on the Sex Rights Africa Network website, where young people can connect, exchange information, and organise for collective action. In developing countries, including those in Southern Africa, claims are made that the decriminalisation of abortion can undermine cultural values and the sanctity of human life.
However, evidence on the ground shows that the opposite is true; the criminalisation of abortion has resulted in the loss of life or disability when women suffer complications as a result of undergoing unsafe abortions. SAYWHAT is a membership-based civil society organisation that offers a platform where students and youth can discuss SRH challenges and further develop advocacy initiatives. In response to the high rates of unsafe abortions in the region, particularly among adolescent and young women, SAYWHAT is undertaking a regional advocacy campaign to advocate for the universal provision of safe abortions in the region.
Plans include a competition to develop messages around decriminalisation.Elena Esovolova in Sex Sent Me To The ER - TLC Network
All of the outcomes from the campaign will be presented as a Case Study on lessons learned and effective practices. Access to Sanitary P Pepeta Africa Katswe Sistahood : Sanitary wear is considered a luxury good and p, tampons and other products are often sold at prices beyond the reach of most of girls and women living in Southern Africa.
Many girls who are menstruating are reluctant to go to school if they cannot afford sanitary p; some may engage in transactional sex to be able to pay for them. Girls also experience stigma and sexual harassment, compounding the burden of missing school. The HappyFlow campaign comprises synchronised events — 4 days every month - to reflect the of days of school missed by girls when they have their period. During these four days, young women activists engage in events to amplify the need for free sanitary wear in schools.
They will also identify Champions to engage in online activism. Pepeta will also seek to build upon and learn from a successful campaign on access to sanitary p in South Africa that has now led to a discussion in the South African Parliament on government about removal of taxation on sanitary p and distribution of sanitary p via the private sector. Pepeta, via Katswe, is working with Gateway Health Institute to test an innovative low-tech system of data collection to inform policy makers about the of girls who need access to sanitary p, while educating girls about menstruation and stigma using quizzes and games.
They are also planning to host a meeting with the SADC Parliamentary Forum, to present a ed petition to parliamentarians and show footage from stories gathered from girls who cannot access sanitary p to serve as a basis to advocate for free sanitary p and removal of taxation. The age of consent for accessing SRH services, such as contraceptives and HIV counselling and testing, varies across countries and is not provided for in laws and policies in the majority of Southern African states.
This has created barriers for young people needing SHR services. AfriYAN is a network of adolescent and youth leaders that seeks to create an enabling environment for the promotion of effective participation of adolescents and youth in the fight against HIV and AIDS, poverty, unemployment, gender-related inequalities as well as to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights and general youth development. AfriYAN has launched a campaign called 90 Days of Consent to host online campaigns through social media platforms and webinars over the course of 90 days.
It also plans to make an animation to demystify the age of consent, which will be shared via twitter, Facebook and through tweet chats.
To gather information aimed at influencing policy makers, AfriYAN will film digital stories from young people. A Sex Rights Africa Network mobile app will be used to mobilise other young people to the campaign and discussions. All of the outcomes from the campaign will be documented in the form of case studies and advocacy toolkits from Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana, to be shared on the SexRightsAfrica. To achieve these goals, the project uses a combination of strategies such as social and community mobilization, empowering mothers to be primary counsellors of girls, and mentoring, empowering adolescent with sexual reproductive health rights SRHRs and advocacy.
Project objectives - 1. Increased enrolment of girls in basic education in the targeted schools. Improved pass rates for girls in the targeted schools and improved survival rates of girls completing grade eight without repeating or dropping out. To demystify negative cultural practices that perpetuate child marriages and negatively affect education attainment among female and other vulnerable students.
The intervention will focus on generating evidence on the policy, legislative, religious, political and socio-cultural factors that facilitate child marriages. It will further generate credible evidence on the intersection between child marriages and sexual and reproductive health. In addition, the intervention will use credible evidence to confront structures and systems that support child marriages.
Emerging localised good practices and lessons learned on addressing child marriages and SRHR challenges will also be documented and shared. To use credible evidence in conducting advocacy aimed at confronting structures and systems that support child marriages. To document and share emerging localised good practices on addressing child marriages and SRHR challenges.
Grassroot Soccer Zambia GRSZ - Connect the dots between the mechanisms of power, control, and coercion that may precede child marriage in Eastern Province, and forms of abuse that may follow. GRS will build on its 15 years of community mobilization and experience working with vulnerable girls and young women to recruit study participants and train young adults as facilitators for focus group discussions and interviews.The Controversial World of Medically Assisted Sex for the Disabled
The project builds on the understanding that mental health and wellbeing is critical for enabling the total capabilities of girls and young women to self-actualize, explore potential without fear and have the self-agency to claim their rights.
The experience of child marriage has many traumatic events and consequences that negatively impact on the mental health of young women and girls, resulting in stress, depression, loss of self-esteem, and many continue to leave with stigma. The project will carry out a scoping study on the current situation on PSS for young women who experienced child marriages who are re-entering formal and non-formal schools including vocational centres. Strengthen evidence based advocacy for inclusion of comprehensive psycho-social services within the re-entry into education policy, and its implementation.
Identify entry points for integration of approach in the implementation of regional policy frameworks at both regional and continental levels. The intervention is anchored on engagement of duty bearers and awareness raising in Norton and Chiweshe districts in Zimbabwe. The project location has been selected due to the recorded high prevalence of child marriages as stated in the UNFP Marriage paper.
The initiatives will prevent child, early and forced marriages through the use a two pronged approach, information dissemination on women and girls rights as provided for by the Constitution and secondly by demanding legal and moral duty bearers to act against child marriages in Zimbabwe and the Southern Africa region.
PSAf proposes to challenge the traditional beliefs and practices that fuel child marriage. This will be through advocating for the implementation of the education policies to promote girl child education as a strategy to end child marriage in Mozambique. Emphasis will be on identifying the gaps in the implementation of the education policies, to address the challenges by the girl child at the rural areas.
The intervention will create space and opportunities for traditional leaders to review the cultural practices that le to child marriage thereby leading to dropping out of school.
To advocate for access to education as a strategy to end child marriage. To stimulate national dialogue and debate for effective strategies to promote education for girls. PSAf proposes an attitude, beliefs and behaviour change communication methodology that will ensure that community members do not accept violence as normal and to call to public and private action to stop the violence. Emphasis will be on developing a clear understanding on how cultural values shape the way people interact, and view each other and build on the relationships that exist within the cultural setting.
The intervention will create space and opportunities for men to become champions against GBV and participate and generate enough pressure for change. PSAf will use social behaviour change communication as an effective strategy for sensitisation, awareness creation and behaviour change.
To increase knowledge levels on consequences of child marriages on girls at the community level. To stimulate dialogue and debate for effective strategies to prevent sexual violence and child marriage. It will also seek to document the best practices and lessons learned such that other organizations wishing to use the technology will be able to learn from the experience.
Gateway Health will work with Katswe Sistahood and young girls to: a. Determine key issues related to ECM that need to be communicated. Develop appropriate messaging through consultation with key youth stakeholders story boards through FGDs. To scale up the developed USSD edutainment platform by focusing on Early Child Marriage as key sexual and reproductive health issue of relevance to adolescents and youth. Search Keyword Options. Youth-led partners advocate for adolescent rights In response to the growing need to address the SRHR of adolescents and youth, the Regional SRHR Fund has awarded grants to three youth-led organisations, to undertake advocacy on priority issues in Southern Africa.
To use credible evidence in conducting advocacy aimed at confronting structures and systems that support child marriages; 3. Explore the qualitative difference in the experiences of child marriage, HIV, SGBV and education among sub-groups of adolescent girls 3. Advocating for the girl child education to end child marriage in Mozambique. To stimulate dialogue and debate for effective strategies to prevent sexual violence and child marriage Gateway Health Institute GHI - Educate girls and young women and collect data on topics relating to Feminine Hygiene.
Determine key issues related to ECM that need to be communicated b. Test approach through small-scale communication d. Document best practices and lessons learned. To share and disseminate information among regional Youth-Led Groups.Sex network Grants
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