Responsible actions for adolescent and youth health (raayh) project

Supported by the Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA) and Plan International, Pakistan

Initiated in 2015, this three-year project aimed to contribute towards the realization of the SRHR of marginalized and vulnerable adolescents and youth in Pakistan. 

This project aimed to increase the demand for, and uptake of, high quality SRHR services among adolescents and youth who are in and out of school. It also focused on creating an enabling an environment that empowers adolescents and youth to access SRHR and challenge existing gender norms. Moreover, through sensitization and advocating with policy makers, LSBE was included in education curriculum through policy changes at the provincial and national levels. 

This project was implemented in the districts of Faisalabad, Vehari and Muzaffarabad. Aahung developed LSBE modules that provided SRHR information in secondary schools and to develop Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials for young people, teachers, caregivers, and community stakeholders. Aahung also conducted capacity building of teachers and project officers on SRHR and related issues and train youth advocates and healthcare providers.