Articles Tagged ‘sexual health - Hacey’

ADVANCING WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH OUTCOMES AND PRODUCTIVITY IN RURAL COMMUNITIES

Women (most especially young girls) are mostly disadvantaged when it comes to sexual and reproductive health outcomes, this is made worse when they have no education and/or no independent source of income as they come to the ‘negotiation table’ with no refusal/assertive skills as well as no form of preparedness for the outcome that follows their action or decision. A true life story narrated below helps to put this into perspective.

Art Can! Reaching Young People about SRH through Art

Adequate and appropriate information on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) including HIV/AIDS, is fundamentally important to a healthy and productive life, especially for young people. As young people grow, they face important decisions about relationships, sexuality, and their sexual behaviours. The decisions they make can impact their health and well-being for the rest of their lives. Young people have the right to lead healthy lives and society has the responsibility to prepare them by providing them with comprehensive sexual health education that gives them the tools they need to make healthy decisions.

HACEY Health Initiative Partners With World Heart Connect To Organize Teenagers Open Meeting

As part of  strategies towards fulfilling HACEY’s mission statement  which is “to empower and support women, children and young people through capacity building, advocacy, research and education to lead healthy lives”, and the girl sexual and reproductive health and leadership program the organization partnered with World Heart Connect an initiative based in Rivers State to organize a two-day event for children and teenagers to train young people on the values and knowledge they need to make healthy and positive decisions concerning their lives and equip them with life skills and health information to become focused, productive and well informed adults. The event held at the primary health centre Okwuzi, with over 60 children and teenagers in attendance.