Peer Care aimed at training Peer Educators on Sexual and Reproductive Health/Reproductive Rights, including Family Planning, Sexually Transmitted Illnesses, HIV and Gender Based Violence. Moreover, peer educators are empowered to act as advocates for the inclusion of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) programs in school curricula. Supported by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Peer Care worked on strengthening the capacities of young men and women in rural areas to implement community based comprehensive sexuality education programs (CSE) to promote human rights and gender equality. Its main activities included: sessions on rural and vulnerable communities; providing information about the issues; providing availability of free services and family planning commodities; empowering youngsters to make responsible and informed choices about their heath and their lives; as well as activities promoting safe sex behavior. The recruitment and engagement of 150 young people as volunteers in their community, 6 training programs with peer educators, six peer-meet-ups with PEN councils members and volunteers and the representatives of relevant ministries; 10 local activities and other online campaigns, comprised a network of powerful young men and women learning from each-other and cooperating for successful advocacy towards relevant stakeholders for the inclusion of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education Programs in the school curricula.
This project has contributed to the following Sustainable Development Goals: