International Youth Day

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Date(s) - 12/08/2024
00:00 CEST

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International Youth Day (12 August) is a chance for people to stand up in support of young people and, perhaps most importantly, ensure they are involved in the conversation and decisions that impact their lives.

Through the Solutions for Supporting Healthy Adolescents and Rights Protection (SHARP) partnership, we are doing just that.

SHARP is a four-year programme, funded by theEuropean Union, dedicated to improving adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) and address their high unmet need for family planning. 

The project is implemented across six countries of Africa’s Great Lakes Region, namely Burundi, DRC, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. The SHARP project brings together a wide array of organisations with a track record in advocacy for improved budgets and policy implementation at the subnational, national, and regional levels. 

The chief objective of the programme is to improve both the supply side of SRH (availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of services and commodities) for adolescents, in particular for girls. At the same time, increase demand for SRH services, through convincing religious and socio-cultural intervention.