Not Your Usual Subjects

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“Not Your Usual Subjects” is a podcast series created by young people addressing COVID-19’s impact on longstanding Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) issues affecting youth. The series aims to reach policymakers, practitioners, youth, and the wider public. It places young people’s stories at its core, both in terms of content and its youth-designed, youth-led podcast production. The series comprises six podcasts, each focusing on pressing yet under-reported thematic SRHR issues: sexual pleasure; Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE) rights; violence; sex work; self-managed abortion; and SRHR in humanitarian settings.

All episodes of the podcast can be found on Stories to Action’s website

All episodes are also available on Spotify

In addition to the podcast, an evidence brief encompassing the key learnings from the podcast content and overarching recommendations in both English and French (see below). 

For an additional look into the process of these knowledge products, check out the recording of the listening party from the 10th of February 2022, which includes reflections from the Not Your Usual Subjects team on their learning throughout the production process: 


Knowledge product details

  • Knowledge Activation Grants

  • 2021

  • Multinational

  • Youth SRHR

  • Share-Net Netherlands

  • English

  • French

  • Evidence Brief

  • Podcast

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Not Your Usual Subjects evidence brief (English).

Not Your Usual Subjects evidence brief (Français).

KP creators involved

Shake the Dust

Shake The Dust provides fresh insights and offers unique solutions to improve meaningful youth engagement and catalyse progress on sexual and reproductive health and rights through their consulting, co-creation and communication services.

Stories To Action

Stories to Action is a global website providing a safe and supportive platform to amplify youth voices and catalyze action ensuring that their sexual & reproductive health & rights are guaranteed even during public health emergencies like COVID-19.