Towards Achieving SRHR in Nigerian Communities
Establishing disability inclusive communities that are aware of and support SRHR.
Towards Achieving SRHR in Nigerian Communities is a project that aims to create and implement tailor-made training about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for our Strategic Partner Organisation The Leprosy Mission Nigeria (TLMN). The project is carried out in collaboration with MDF Training & Consultancy and TLMN, funded by NUFFIC.
TLMN targets vulnerable community groups affected by leprosy, neglected tropical diseases, and disabilities. The project’s training will build the capacity of TLMN and its Partner Organisations on SRHR concerning disability, sexual health, and education programmes. A gender approach and intersectionality will be important components of the training. It will also support TLMN and its partners with toolkits and mentorship needed to design and implement integrated SRHR communities. This helps to eliminate SRHR barriers in education and communities.
Towards Achieving SRHR in Nigerian Communities includes training for both TLNM and its local Partner Organisations to establish disability inclusive communities that are aware of and support SRHR. TLMN’s Partner Organisations, such as schools, community-based organisations, NGOs, women and youth organisations, and religious institutes will receive training on this topic so they can integrate SHRH elements into their (future) projects and programmes.
Towards Achieving SRHR in Nigerian Communities aims to advocate for respect for SRHR, in specific SRHR for vulnerable groups and young people with disabilities in Nigeria. One of our objectives is to get comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) as part of the curriculum of the second elementary and high school system. This will help youth make informed choices about sexual health and partner.
Objectives & results
- Implement integrated SRHR communities.
- Contribute to reducing violation of SRHR among youth, with special focus on those with disabilities.
- Promote respect in the community for SRHR for vulnerable groups.
- Increase public awareness and support on SRHR, such as legal protection for youth with disabilities against gender-based violence and access to sexual health services for youth with disabilities.
- Achieve that comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) gets included in the curriculum of the second elementary and high school system.