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Break the silence about Reproductive health and rights of adolescents

Provide SRHR Services to Adolescent through sexual education and introduction of contraceptives to reduce the rate of unwanted pregnancies.

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What specific problem(s) are you trying to address?

Adolescent and newly brides in Afghanistan is currently facing sexual and reproductive health services crisis. Their chance to access to information regarding reproductive, sexual education and use of effective contraceptive is rare. Adolescent girls are recognized as one of the underserved categories and their SRH related issues exist without concrete action plan in Afghanistan and their knowledge and information regarding SRHR is limited. The project will directly address the SRHR, Lock of knowledge & information regarding sexual education and use of effective and modern contraceptives, where there is limited government capacity and few active partner agencies operating in the target area.

What are some of your unanswered questions about the problem(s) you are working to address?

How to effectively prevent Adolescents girls from early pregnancies and increase their knowledge and information regarding their SRHR and; How to improve the perception/ attitude of the society towards pregnant?

Explain Your Idea

(a) Involvement of different stakeholders & community people in the planning & implementation process (b) Work in close cooperation with Govt. Health System (c) Participatory methods in each & every program (d) Involvement of local volunteers in project implementation

Name the three most important ways that your idea will address your identified problem(s).

1) Provide health workshops/ counseling for school dropout adolescent girls, newly brides (aged 10-19), including women and girls affected by disabilities and young boys regarding their health care, sexual education, family planning, HIV/Aids, pregnancy and introduction of contraceptives according to WHO Guidelines and Methods. 2) Develop and publishing of 20-pages 1,200 booklets (training toolkits) and will be distributed to school enrolled adolescent girls, regarding their SRHR according to (WHO guides) 3) Sensitization meetings: SDOFW will conduct sensitization meetings at village level to increase the knowledge and information of the community regarding Adolescents SRHR.

How is your idea unique?

Our approach is most different & more cost-effective than other ways, because our approach is directly benefit Adolescent girls, newly brides including girls affected by disabilities and young boys increase and improves their knowledge to access to SRHR services. My idea is unique, because of no initiative has been taken to make aware and alert the adolescents about reproductive Health and Sexual Rights by providing sexual education and health counseling workshops regarding their SRHR. So sexual education, health workshops regarding Adolescents SRHR, increases their knowledge and information regarding family planning and introduction of contraceptives, adolescents will be able to raise their voices about Reproductive Health and Sexual Rights issues. This initiative has never been implemented in Nangarhar province before.

What are some outstanding concerns or questions that you have regarding your idea?

1. Project plan for successful implementation 2. Requested fund from DONOR

Who are your end users?

The program will directly benefit 2000- School dropout and school enrolled adolescents, young boys and newly brides (aged 10-19) including women and girls affected by disabilities through good sexual education, health counseling workshops regarding SRHR, Family planning and the use of modern and effective contraceptives and the target age of participants will be between 10 and 19. At the beginning of the project, the baseline study will help to confirm or adjust the geographic target areas, maintaining the total numbers of beneficiaries. In addition, with the assistance of local authorities, DoPH and communities’ shuras, the specific areas to be targeted will be selected.

Where will your idea be implemented?

  • Afghanistan

What is the primary type of emergency setting where your innovation would operate?

  • Community at risk of disaster
  • Other

Tell us more about the emergency setting that you intend to implement in

The project will be implemented in an environment that harbor’s a lot of myths and misconceptions around family planning and contraceptives. This environment also attaches high level of importance to giving birth.

What is your organization's name?

Sustainable Development Organization for Women-SDOFW

Tell us more about you.

Sustainable Development Organization for Women (SDOFW) is a Women- led Non-governmental, non-profit organization. It has been established on 20th, March 2013, registered with the Ministry of Economy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as registration # 2880, our main focus is to contribute in helping our youth grow to reach their full potential, and we are doing this through investments in young people with regards to their health, education, security and developmental growth. Our team is made up of health professionals, guidance and counseling experts, demographers and other volunteers we call on as and when we require their expertise.

Organizational Characteristics

  • Women-led organization

What is the current scale of your proposed innovation?

  • Community - 1+ communities within 1 country

Experience in Implementation Country(ies)

  • Yes, for more than one year.

Expertise in Sector

  • Yes, for more than a year.

Organization Location

(SDOFW) has been established on 20th, March 2013 and registered with the Ministry of Economy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as registration # 2880. Location- Afghanistan

What is your organizational status?

  • Registered non-profit, charity, NGO, or community-based organization.

What is the maturity of your innovation?

  • Roll-out/Ready to Scale: Completed a pilot and am ready / in process of expanding.




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