Promotion of Youth-Led Joint Regional Advocacy on SRHR and HIV Through the SADC Parliamentary Forum – 25 to 28 NOVEMBER 2022

INERELA+ Acting Executive Director attending Regional Advocacy on SRHR and HIV

As part of our joint advocacy work for the promotion of youth leadership and youth participation in sexual reproductive health and rights, (SRHR) HIV advocacy, the INERELA+ Acting Executive Director joined hands with Civil Society Organisations, (CSO) Representatives and CSO Selected Youth by participating in the SADC Parliamentary Forum, a three-day virtual webinar organized by SAVE The Children International from the 25th to the 28th of November 2022. The aim of the Public Hearing was to present Citizens and Civil Society groups a space to raise issues that present barriers in accessing and claiming rights resulting from the breakdown or deficiency in legislative, budgetary, governance, or institutional arrangements and capacity at service delivery levels.

NERELA+ works with young people, the (10-24 age group) faces tremendous challenges in meeting their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs. Inadequate access to health information and services, as well as inequitable gender norms, contribute to a lack of knowledge and awareness about puberty, sexuality and basic human rights. Migrants are often exposed to complex social, ethnic-based, political and economic hardships that undermine their fundamental right to health and predispose them to immediate disparities in morbidity and mortality. Stigma and discrimination undermine the ability of migrants to access quality care. Migrants often have their sexual and reproductive health and rights curtailed. They are frequently neglected in national health policies and health systems struggle to respond promptly and effectively to their health needs.

The INERELA+ Acting Executive Director – Munya Mandipaza emphasised that among others, the challenges faced by migrants and youth they work with in the region, include access to maternity services, comprehensive abortion care, contraceptive services, management and prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including human immunodeficiency virus, (HIV) and responding to the needs of survivors of gender-based violence. Delegates made submissions on priority issues and urgent SRHR HIV needs as well as presentations of strategies to address the identified barriers.

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Catherine Mwauyakufa
Catherine Mwauyakufa
1 year ago

We are all made in the image of God, INERELA+ work encompasses everyone, leaving no one behind.

Hamu Madzedze
1 year ago

Beautiful work,keep it up

Last edited 1 year ago by Hamu Madzedze
Vanesaa
Vanesaa
1 year ago

Stigma and discrimination must come to an end. No one must be left behind in the SRHR journey.

Abigirl Tembo
Abigirl Tembo
1 year ago

Great work.You also need to engage the media so that we help in amplifying your voices

Eue Kafe
Eue Kafe
1 year ago

What Positive Faith in Action!!, keep on the good work INERELA+

Learnmore Nyoni
1 year ago

Thank you Inerela+ for the great work

Edward Makuzva
Edward Makuzva
1 year ago

Excellent work done by Inerela keep going.

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