Could young people’s voices be the missing link for youth contraceptive programming?
Could we – young designers and adults, everywhere – work together to transform how we support young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services?
In short: yes.
PSI’s youth-powered SRH programming like Adolescents
360 (A360) has taught us that the best youth-responsive programming comes from young people themselves.
In fact, young people like me have helped to develop A360’s programs that lead with what girls themselves prioritize. And in the 2.5 years since A360 started implementation, 360,000+ adolescent girls have voluntarily adopted modern contraception through the
project, well surpassing our goals.
As we evolve youth programs to respond to COVID-19, young people like myself must continue steering the ship.
On Aug. 12 at 930 AM EST, join me for our International
Youth Day 2020 #BeThere Twitter Chat.
Alongside global young leaders, we’ll discuss:
How has the pandemic impacted young people?
How has COVID-19 changed young people’s access to contraception?
How can we strengthen adult-youth partnerships so that we best serve adolescents?
Young people – #BeThere to share your stories about accessing contraception amidst COIVD-19.
Adults – #BeThere to listen and learn.
We can’t wait to see you there,
A360 Young Designer, PSI Tanzania