Project Description

ADOLESCENT SEXUALITY, SRHR

AIM: Increased knowledge on sexuality issues and reduced vulnerability and reproductive health problems among girls and young females.

Nearly one third of Nigeria’s total population is between the ages of 10 and 24. The sizeable share of the adolescents’ population makes them integral to the country’s social, political and economic development.

Sadly, the country’s development is compromised by the sexual and reproductive health issues afflicting its adolescents and young people as lack of sexual health information and services make them vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), unintended pregnancy and at worse death.

Adolescence is a critical period of human development often characterized by confusion, mixed messages from the adult population, exuberance, and a penchant for experimentation, especially with drugs, alcohol, and sex.

There is also the consensus that adolescents engage in high risk sexual behaviours which predispose them to reproductive health problems. Oftentimes, they engage in sexual activities with little information and this exposes them to a lot of risks which increases their vulnerability.

GPI adolescent sexuality and sexual and reproductive health focuses on the following components:

  • Providing Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health information and education

  • Expanding HIV/AIDS prevention education, HIV Counselling and Testing and referral for treatment and care and support and stigma reduction for young females living with HIV

  • Conducting School Based Comprehensive Sexuality (CSE) and Family Life and HIV&AIDS Education (FLHE)

  • Provision and referral for quality Youth Friendly Health Services (YFHS)

  • Collaborating with the public sector for the provision of Quality YFHS to girls and young females

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-Girls & Women’s Empowerment -Policy reform Advocacy
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Minimum persons reached directly annually
0 centers
In Nigeria

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GPI commemorates the 2020 International Day of the Girl Child on October 11th with the theme “My Voice, Our Equal Future”.

The organisation uses this day to reemphasise the demands that girls live healthily, free from harm, and with access to equal opportunities for them to thrive and be valuable actors in the society.

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As long as girls are ignorant of their sexuality, human rights and health, none of us can truly rest. It doesn’t take much to change a life

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