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10 April 2015

Advocacy for a comprehensive approach towards SRHR

In addition to the importance of active participation of young people, Simavi will advocate in the CPD for a comprehensive approach towards SRHR. To ensure sustainable, long lasting change, SRHR interventions need to 1) Educate and empower communities; 2) Create an enabling environment where the government and private sector are involved and act according their roles and responsibilities; 3) Enhance the availability and use of SRHR services. Our experience shows that lasting change is only created when these three pathways of change are worked on simultaneously.

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The comprehensive approach we advocate includes comprehensive sexuality education as well as the full range of SRHR services for each and every person: Quality maternity care, including safe childbirth, antenatal and postnatal care; access to contraception regardless of age or marital status; safe abortions; post abortion care; STI/HIV prevention; the care and treatment of HIV/AIDS; and services to ensure proper menstrual hygiene management.

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