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Our Thematic Areas

Active Citizenship

Active Citizenship

”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.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

”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.

Economic Initiation and innovation

Economic Initiation and innovation

”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.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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.

Empowering youth
Strengthening involment

Comprehensive Sexuality Education: The need of today

Udhami Portal

Comprehensive Sexuality Education: The need of today

 

Memories of my puberty days are blurry but I very clearly remember that time when I started growing hairs in those not so expected areas. Yes, what I am referring to is hairs on pubic area. I was 11 years old when these weird tiny hairs started mushrooming in my pubic area. I had noticed but ignored as I thought they would grow in very tiny length. But my mistake, they started growing much more than I expected. That was the point when I started freaking out.

I had no one whom I could share my ‘problem’ to. I had no older siblings whom I could vent my problem to, I wanted to tell my mother about it but I always somehow failed to gather guts to talk to her. I wanted to tell my friends but feared that I might be the only one with the problem and that they would make fun of me for that very reason. So, failing to find a confidant whom I could share my problem with, I decided I would just speak no word. But not sharing was what stressed me the most, as I was unknown about what my body was going through ,thousands of possibilities starting hitting my mind hard one of the major being me turning into gorilla. It sounds funny but I really feared that the hair might start growing all over my body that I would literally turn into gorilla. Only if I had known that growth of pubic hair was normal, I would have lived a less fearful life back then.

It is not that we did not have health education, we did but the problem was that it was age inappropriate and it did not have all the information required. Those crucial topics regarding puberty and its changes which are ought to be taught before adolescents hit puberty was provided after puberty had hit them with the changes. The maintain objective of the such education should be to equip adolescents beforehand about puberty and its changes so that when the changes actually take place they know what is happening to them.

I really wished we had Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) back then. If only I was provided CSE when I was an adolescent, I would have known what my body was going through better rather than being anxious about it.

Comprehensive Sexuality Education is such education which enables young people to protect and promote their health and their well-being by equipping them with age appropriate, timely information and skills about their sexuality and health. Though CSE and its importance are being felt more than ever, there is still a gap between CSE being provided and what is need to be provided. The foremost thing is, the curriculum of CSE is not comprehensive enough meaning that the topics included do not provide age appropriate and timely information. In addition to this, the topics which are included are not properly taught by teachers. Most of the teachers skip the chapters just because they feel hesitant to speak on the topics of sexual and reproductive health. Along with this, prevalence of stigma regarding CSE cannot be denied. Teachers and students still today have perception on CSE being education which encourages young people to indulge in sexual activities. But the fact is that CSE rather than engaging adolescents in sexual activities enables adolescents and youths to make informed decisions on the matters of sexuality and health.

IMOS training of ward 8 - 1 Apr, 2017

Identification and Management of Open Spaces is the project of International Organization for Migration, supported by US AID and Government of Nepal which aims to inform people of Kathmandu Valley about the open spaces. This project targets to inform people of 30 communities in both the Kathmandu and Bhaktapur Valley. This project has two components: training and awareness event. Training is an one day training where 25 participants comprising from the representative from ward, civil socie...Read More

IMOS training of ward 8

Thematic areas

YUWA concentrates our work on six thematic areas, namely Active Citizenship, HIV, AIDS and SRHR, Environment Sustainability, Economic Initiation and Innovation, Glocal Information Access, and Sustainable Development Goals.

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