Increasing Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Young Persons with Disabilities in East and Southern Africa

No. of pages: 2

Publication date: 18 October 2017

Author: UNFPA ESARO

Publisher: UNFPA ESARO

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To develop an evidence-informed regional strategy to increase access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information and services for young people living with dis­abilities (YPWD) in ESA, three complementary pieces of research were conducted.

Findings and recommendations have informed a strong, validated regional strategy to increase access to SRHR information for YPWD. The 14 countries drafted implementation plans to be negotiated in their countries. The application of the policy analysis tool was adopted by most countries as an advocacy tool to influence programming for SRHR among YPWD. Countries will prioritize knowledge management and future programming. The development of SRHR among YPWD-specific capacity building resources for health-care providers, teachers, parents and caregivers is key to effecting the improved state of SRHR among YPWD.