”Youth have ideas, promote them”.
Youth are active partners in the development process. Enabling them to translate their ideas into actions is our major task. Emphasizes on the civic awareness and civic issues, thus motivating and facilitating youth to act and take initiations and be informed on the issues of their concern.
”Youth Health matters, break the barrier”.
We work with youth towards Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights sensitization through grass-root activities and advocacy. Provides awareness and greater involvement of young people in response to the issues related sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the global goals for sustainable development adopted by 193 member countries of United Nations on 2015, which envisions to shape up the world and make the world a better place to live in by 2030. YUWA is also working in awareness and implementation of SDGs solely and also in partnership.
”Self-employment is key to eradicate poverty”.
Promotes youth entrepreneurship and supports upcoming entrepreneurs towards self- sufficiency. We work with youth to foster their economic initiation and promote their innovation to help them become potential entrepreneurs.
Nepal is a country with multitudes of cultures, religions and traditions with different convictions. Sexual and Reproductive ill health is still not taken as a serious issue in the community in contrast to the government health policy putting this concern in its priority list. As we know, the government allocates huge budget to improve sexual and reproductive health but ingrained beliefs of fear and stigma remain.
We can take innumerable examples from different geographical regions of our country. One such firing issue is that of Chaupadi pratha practiced in far western region where people still believe that girls are impure when menstruating and keep them in shed during menstruation. Even when I was in 9th grade, our health teacher used to teach sexual and reproductive health in separate classes for the girls and boys. These practices show the retrograde of Nepali scenario in this twenty-first century and until our vision and mindset is not broadened, no changes and no access to sexual and reproductive health can be thought possible.
Tasrima Nasrin says The place of women is more down than of an animal because when women give birth to a girl child, the family cries or kills her inside the womb, but when one cow gives birth to a female calf, the same family celebrates and become happy. So in comparison with that of an animal, a woman is down the line. As a result of her struggle for the women rights and gender inequality, Tasrima Nasrin was banished from her own country.
We should also take into accountability the good practices government of Nepal has done as the consideration of compulsory sexual and reproductive health teachings in school curriculum, providing of free health services in health centers, counselling, training to youth, collaboration with different government and non-government stakeholders for enhancing and supporting sexual and reproductive rights where thousands of youth partake and get involved.
In a nutshell, we should end discrimination by firstly, changing views of one-self to change understandings of others to bring equal access for all people to sexual and reproductive health and rights. A process of change is slow but the participation and involvement of all can bring alteration in deep-rooted ideologies and perspectives of people in Nepal.
Pawan Kumar Baishya, Kohalpur 11 Banke, 9848177861, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Activists Leadership Council (YALC) is a group of 10 youth activists, aged 16 to 24, who advocate at the national and international level for improved sexual and reproductive health policies that support reproductive health, family planning services, comprehensive sexuality education and programs that support meaningful youth participation. Council members advocate by raising issues of SRHR and CSE through peer to peer approach, blogs, social media and social campaign. Regarding 16 D...Read More
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