Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is a taboo topic in many communities — especially when it is about adolescents and young people. From April 22-24, LeaderNet invites youth-focused SRH professionals and youth SRH advocates to come together in a 3-day online exchange about improving youth involvement in SRH programs.
The forum will focus around themes of youth leadership. Together we’ll discuss what leadership means, and how to find, create, and work alongside SRH youth leaders in our communities. Youth are invited to share their ideas on the roles they have or would like to play in advocating for their own SRH, and adults are invited to speak about the challenges and successes they’ve encountered in providing youth-focused SRH programming.
The agenda is shaped around a few key questions:
DAY 1: Explore the practices that have helped young people to engage with their elders in conversations about sexual and reproductive health.
DAY 2: Learn about the skills young people need to organize others, young and old, to advocate for new policies, to change existing ones, or to better implement or enforce policies that ensure they have access to the services they need.
DAY 3: Share ideas and suggestions about helping young people challenge dominant social norms that keep them from adopting healthy behaviors, or seeking help when they need it.
For more information, see the full event description.
To participate in the discussion, register.