Awanto Nwufor Ernest – Sexual And Reproductive Health Safe Space
Social norms and taboos related to gender, sexuality, and sexual reproductive health (SRH) issues create a culture of silence, particularly for adolescent girls, in asking, obtaining information, discussing, and expressing their worries about SRH issues. Many girls have limited agency and mobility, few possibilities to express themselves without judgment, and know a few persons and places to seek information and support.
The lack of a confidential and judgment-free environment can be a barrier to girls obtaining SRH information, learn skills, and feel supported in expressing their concerns related to their lives and SRH issues. Through this safe space, Ernest and collaborators will be providing comprehensive services that include skills in negotiation, conflict resolution, critical thinking, decision making and communication, gender, gender-based violence reduction, leadership, and career guidance.