Share-Net Background Paper for CSE & YFHS Linkages Youth Week 2016

Posted by Kimberley Meijers on January 26, 2017 at 11:23 am

The Knowledge Platform on the SRHR and HIV (Share-Net international), in its vision, works toward making a visible difference in closing the gap between knowledge, policy and practice in the field of SRHR and HIV with particular reference to: 1) Better information and greater freedom of choice for young people about their sexuality; 2) improved access to reproductive Health (RH) commodities; 3) better Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) care (during pregnancy and childbirth, including safe abortion); and 4) greater respect for the Sexual Right (SR) of groups who are currently denied their rights. Keeping these visions in mind, and as part of its ongoing efforts, Share-Net is hosting a ‘Youth Week’ (26-30 September) to bring together SRHR community to share and learn the knowledge and lessons from practices on the linkages between Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) and Youth Friendly Health Services (YFHS), and to broaden the discussion on gender, Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Sustainable Development within the frameworks of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) (especially SDG 3 and 5). To get the Youth Week discussion started and to set the research and advocacy agenda – this Background paper aims to address the following issues:

  1. To provide a historical overview of the critical development in thinking about CSE and YFHS;
  2. An overview of existing knowledge about linkages between CSE and YFHS;
  3. Reflect on knowledge translation to knowledge use through evidences;
  4. What research questions still exist?

The paper is, therefore, structured keeping the above mentioned questions and objectives of the Youth Week in mind.

Please click here for the full paper in pdf: Background Paper for CSE & YFHS Linkages Youth Week 26-30 September 2016