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Youth in Conflict_ Brad Kerner_10.17.13


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Youth in Conflict_ Brad Kerner_10.17.13

  1. 1. Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health Programs in Humanitarian Settings: Save the Children's Experiences CORE Fall Meeting October 17th, 2013 Presented by: Brad Kerner ASRH Advisor Seema Manohar ASRH in Emergencies Specialist
  2. 2. Save the Children’s Approach Development of Technical Tools ASRH Toolkit in Humanitarian Settings & E-learning Course Training partner agencies and emergency response personnel Key partner: UNFPA Research & Analysis Emergency Response Document best practices of access to ASRH information and services Demonstrate how ASRH can be integrated into an acute emergency response Key Partners: Women’s Refugee Commission, UNFPA, UNHCR Launch of pilot project in DRC Key partner: SCI, UNFPA, WRC, UNHCR
  3. 3. ASRH Toolkit in Humanitarian Settings Objective:  To providing guidance on what should be done to ensure that SRH interventions respond to adolescents’ needs in humanitarian settings Target audience:  RH programme managers and health service providers working in humanitarian settings  Humanitarian programme managers  Other service providers (youth center coordinators, community workers) working in emergencies
  4. 4. What is in the ASRH Toolkit? Adolescent-inclusive minimum initial service package (MISP)  How to make the 5 MISP objectives truly responsive to ASRH needs Participation tools  Adolescent participation  Step-by-step exercise for adult and community participation  RH entry points in existing adolescent programs Assessment tools  Including an adolescent focus to Initial rapid assessments  Guide for Situational analysis focusing on ASRH  Comprehensive SRH assessment questions for adolescents in stabilized emergencies Facility-based tools  Psycho-social assessment (HEADSS )  Adolescent-friendly SRH service checklist Community-based distribution and peer education tools  Peer Education resources  Community-based distribution tools
  5. 5. Trainings on the ASRH Toolkit
  6. 6. E-Learning Training on ASRH Toolkit LINK:
  7. 7. E-Learning Module Miranda, 16 years old, pregnant Stephanne, Affected by GBV Involving youth in improving services Sabrina, Father, concerned about sexual violence Johanne, seeking HIV and pregnancy testing Local Health Workers
  8. 8. Research to Action: Goma, DRC Christian (18) working on his message for the mural “L’éducation sexuelle n’est pas un tabou’’ (SexEd is not taboo)
  9. 9. Goma, DRC Pilot project includes: Information & service provision through multiple channels Adolescent mothers’ support groups
  10. 10. Typhoon WASHI, January 2012 Philippines Coordinated with Health Cluster RH Working Group Mobilized youth volunteers Trained humanitarian response staff Ensured youth involvement
  11. 11. Regional Response for Syrian Crisis “My message to the world: I want the conflict in Syria to end and safety and peace to be restored back to normal as it once was a happy country.” - 14 years old Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan
  12. 12. Syrian Crisis Za’tari Camp, Jordan Photo Credit: Muhammed Hamed/Reuters
  13. 13. Jordan Youth Working Group  UNICEF, Save the Children, UNFPA initiated the Youth Working Group to holistically address issues facing youth Youth Friendly Spaces  age-appropriate, culturally sensitive ASRH information
  14. 14. Lebanon • • • • Adolescent Mothers Support Groups in health facilities Very Young Adolescents (VYAs) Teen hygiene kits Integrated into Save the Children’s Emergency Response Strategy Plan
  15. 15. Iraq
  16. 16. Become an ASRH Advocate!