Guideline on Innovative Methodologies for Involving Young People From Diverse Backgrounds on SRHR Research and Advocacy

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This toolkit, focusing on three countries (Kenya, Indonesia, and Nigeria), highlights the diversity among young people, including the factors that constitute diversity and the exclusions that affect their access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information and services. It also demonstrates how to support youth from diverse backgrounds in participating in SRHR research and needs assessment projects.

By employing a step-by-step approach that emphasizes the importance of youth involvement, individuals can gain a clearer understanding of the situations faced by other young people in their community. This approach helps identify the actual sexual and reproductive health needs and challenges of young people, what efforts are being made to address these needs, and what changes young people would like to see in programs and activities. This toolkit is designed to transform young people’s ideas into reality by involving them and providing them with the opportunity to identify the SRHR needs and preferences of their peers in the community. Working together, they can create the SRHR service delivery they desire.

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  • Co-Creation Conference Grants

  • 2021

  • Indonesia

  • Kenya

  • Nigeria

  • Youth empowerment

  • Youth SRHR

  • Share-Net International

  • English

  • Toolkit

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This toolkit is designed to help SRHR program implementers have better outcomes by appropriately identifying, engaging, and retaining young people, and working with them as equal stakeholders to identify and solve the problems pertaining to their sexual reproductive health needs and those of their peers in their community.

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The Balanced Stewardship Development Association (BALSDA)

The Balanced Stewardship Development Association (BALSDA) is an independent national membership, non-governmental, non-profit organization established by a group of stewardship-focused Nigerians.  BALSDA is registered in Nigeria as an incorporated Trustee. As an active leader in Health advocacy and accountability, the association establishes partnerships with other stakeholders in the Health Sector, mobilizes communities, and carries out health policy advocacy, demands accountability in health and supports evidence-based policy analysis and development.

BALSDA was established in 2013 to use Evidence-based Policy Analysis and Development to advocate for reproductive health improvement within the health sector.