Sexual and reproductive health and rights

Sexual and reproductive health and rights

Sexual health education: Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)

Promoting sexual health education, advocacy and gender equality with education

We provide healthcare professionals and community health workers with the knowledge and skills to discuss sensitive or taboo topics in relation to gender-based violence, risky sexual behavior, female genital mutilation, unintended pregnancies, and unsafe abortions with their clients, peers, and community members. We also strengthen their advocacy skills in order to empower healthcare professionals to engage and collaborate with relevant stakeholders in society for universal access to SRHR.

Sexual and reproductive health education

We provide healthcare professionals and community health workers with the knowledge and skills to discuss sensitive or taboo topics in relation to gender-based violence, risky sexual behavior, female genital mutilation, unintended pregnancies, and unsafe abortions with their clients, peers, and community members. We also strengthen their advocacy skills in order to empower healthcare professionals to engage and collaborate with relevant stakeholders in society for universal access to SRHR.

With the tailored sexual health education by Health[e]Foundation, such as our and courses, we offer in-depth knowledge and skills building for a broad group of healthcare professionals, community (health) workers, social workers, and peer educators that are working in the field of sexual and reproductive healthcare and/or are working with adolescents. Our SRHR training enhances their capacity to provide basic health, life skills, and sexual intercourse education for adolescents and young people. Our training programs also enable them to engage in constructive dialogue with young people about sensitive or taboo topics and/or to provide respectful sexual and reproductive health services.

Our courses are delivered via a blended learning approach, consisting of a combination of face-to-face workshops and a self-study period with e-learning modules. Online sexual education e-learning modules are hosted on Health[e]Foundation’s Moodle learning platform and are available online and – after an initial download – offline without the use of internet. Course content is adapted based on the country’s context and key topics of interest to meet the specific needs of our training participants. Our sexual and reproductive health education is focused on key topics, including gender-based violence; gender and sexuality; sexually transmitted infections; women’s empowerment; and family planning.

 

Advocacy for universal access to SRHR

With our Advocacy[e]Education course, we build the capacity of healthcare professionals to collaborate and engage with relevant stakeholders to advocate for universal access to SRHR. The training modules consist of relevant advocacy tools and techniques, that enable our learners to develop advocacy campaigns in order to bring about positive change.

“I can now be a good advocate working with YPLHIV (young people living with HIV) for change in their lives, speaking up, drawing the community’s attention to important issues and influencing change in policies, behaviors, practices and public perceptions.”

Lucia Jaravani, health counsellor in Zimbabwe