Supported by David & Lucille Packard Foundation, the project’s main objective is to improve the capacities of civil society organisations, youth leadership and build champions on SRHR and its interlinkages. It aims to enhance knowledge management and peer learning at the regional / national level and build awareness of decision and policy makers on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and intersectionality. In light of the current shrinking spaces for civil society advocacy on these issues, this project aims to generate public support for CSE and its interlinkages. This can be achieved through strategic communication of evidence on CSE, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH), and/or delaying early marriage approaches.
In the long-term, the project hopes for improved capacity of youth led, youth serving organisations and youth champions to perform effective advocacy for CSE with greater understanding of intersectionality. Another goal is for formal and informal education systems at the national level to adopt components of CSE as a mainstream curricula/or integrate it in the existing mainstream curricula with adequate resource allocation and teacher’s training as applicable. It also aims for international and regional agreements/documents to refer to CSE as a crucial element for young people’s education and health.