SEXUAL REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS AND HIV/AIDS PREVENTION

03/28/2021

Adolescent girls and young women with disabilities have little knowledge about their sexual and reproductive health and rights and limited access to services adolescent girls and young women with disabilities are not seen as needing information about their sexual and reproductive health and rights or capable of making their own decisions about their sexual and reproductive lives because are treated as not having sexual and reproductive desires and needs. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) & HIV prevention services targets adolescent girls and young women with disabilities in Western province, Zambia.

  • Lobbying and advocating for disability-inclusive SRHR,working together with like-minded disability and SRHR organisations on lobbying and advocating for better SRHR policies and services for people with disabilities within their communities and society at large.
  • Establishing safe spaces for adolescent girls and young women with disabilities, for mentorship, information on SRHR & HIV prevention services and life skills.
  • Producing a sign-language dictionary for sexual and reproductive health and rights SRHR and HIV prevention services.
  • Establishing contraceptive services (family planning, condoms, pregnancy tests etc) tables at night clubs for young sex workers with disabilities (Deaf).
  • Establishing referral system on SRHR and HIV prevention services for adolescent girls and young women with disabilities.
  • Ensure that reporting mechanisms, hotlines and other forms of assistance are accessible to and include adolescent girls and young women with disabilities.
  • Establishing deaf media communication tool in sign language on SRHR and HIV prevention services for adolescent girls and young women with disabilities
  • Training peer educators in sign language behaviour change on SRHR and HIV prevention services in youth friendly corners to boost uptake of sexual and reproductive health services.
  • Sensitizing adolescent girls and young sex workers with disabilities in night clubs and radio to access health care services in SRHR and HIV prevention services.
  • Using of sign language in youth friendly centres on SRHR and HIV prevention services.
  • Promoting SRHR and HIV prevention services for adolescent girls and young women with disabilities in the communities using the media and traditional channels of communication.
  • Establishing reporting mechanisms, hotlines and other forms of assistance accessible to and include adolescent girls and young women with disabilities.
  • Establishing condom distribution points at night clubs for young sex workers with disabilities.
  • Establishing disability adolescent clinic with information resource centre for adolescent girls and young women with disabilities.
  • Development of SRHR and HIV prevention services manuals concerning adolescent girls and young women with disabilities, on awareness of the right to sexual and reproductive health, respect, and dignity.
  • Develop a data base for adolescent girls and young women with disabilities in the district or western province, Zambia.
  • GBV prevention and response services Access to GBV prevention and response including rehabilitation services for survivors of violence, aligned with the standards of the United Nations Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence Package
  • Safe Birth Campaign, ending preventable maternal, newborn & child deaths (using SMAG) for adolescent girls and young women with disabilities
  • Empowering village Birth attendants to referral expected disability mothers to a nearby health centre for safe birth of a baby.
  • Mobilizing adolescent girls and young women with disabilities to access SRHR health care services, (family planning, condoms, etc) during COVID-19.
  • Training peer educators in sign language using in youth friendly centres on SRHR and HIV prevention services that prevent HIV transmission.
  • Placing sign language volunteers in health centres to improve the behaviour change communication of increasing disability women & men's knowledge about health pregnancy, safe delivery & good post-natal new born health.
  • Ending SRHR and HIV prevention services stigma and discrimination against adolescent girls and young women with disabilities
  • Talking SRHR and HIV prevention services in churches for adolescent girls and young women with disabilities.
  • Family HIV prevention and ART adherence clubs for adolescent girls and young women with disabilities
  • Sensitization of communities on encouraging openness and reduce fear and stigma surrounding SRHR and HIV prevention services.
  • Sensitization in and out of school adolescent girls and young women with disabilities on SRHR and HIV prevention services t literacy information.
  • Community based outreach and peer-to-peer, SRHR and HIV prevention services to increase coverage and accessibility.
  • Establishing gender desk on information on the risks and prevalence of sexual violence against women with disabilities and providing technical guidance to medical and social service providers working with survivors of violence to ensure such services were open to and inclusive of women with disabilities.
  • Adolescent girls and young women with disabilities open point, aims at increasing the utilisation of comprehensive youth friendly reproductive health services, provide gender sensitive sexuality education and empower them to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections including HIV.
  • Community involvement and dialogue to promote the value of SRHR and HIV prevention services education and encourage parental and community support.
  • Advocate for the establishment of Zambia Disability Forum as a platform that brought together organisations across Zambia representing persons with disabilities to ensure that the voice of persons with disabilities is heard within Zambia and beyond its border.
  • Organize youth dialogue on adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV prevention services for adolescent girls and young women with disabilities.
  • Mobile on site Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV prevention services youth-friendly-corners for adolescent girls and young women with disabilities.
  • Recruitment of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV prevention services youth-friendly-corners peer educators.
  • Set up the integrated HIV voluntary counseling and testing services into Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).
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