Since 1995, Aahung has used a rights-based approach to improve access to quality sexual and reproductive health information and services in Pakistan and create a healthy society.
Through capacity building and information dissemination, we focus on the creation of an enabling environment in Pakistan where people have comfort with their body, are practicing healthy behaviors and are able to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights. We have been successful in developing culturally informed strategies to respond to the sexual health needs of the population and in bringing attention to sexual health issues and concerns in medical and educational institutions, civic and government organizations across Pakistan.
At Aahung, we believe in a society that is just and free of gender-based discrimination. To achieve this, we work to empower children and adolescents to know their rights by implementing a Life Skills Based Education (LSBE) curriculum in our network of partner primary and secondary schools. This enables young people to understand their bodies, break down gender roles, and build confidence so they can make smart choices for themselves. We train teachers to deliver this education and engage parents so that adults can support the growth of young people.
We empower women and families by providing information and supporting them in making choices according to their reproductive health needs, and by improving the quality of the reproductive health services they receive.
System level change occurs by involving all stakeholders in society. We invest in partnerships with the government, non-government organizations, and the media to amplify our impact and messaging on sexual and reproductive health and rights in Pakistan so that we can create a more equitable society.