Protecting Adolescents from Gender Based Violence through the Promotion of their Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights’ is a three-year project launched by Save the Children aimed to raise awareness and enhance protection of children and adolescents (10-17 years old) in the MENA region from gender based violence (early marriage, FGM and sexual abuse) through promoting their right to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) in three target countries: Lebanon, the Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt) and Yemen.
The toolkit targets trainers to work with 4 groups with exercises in order to:
- Increase awareness of the importance of sex and reproductive education for children and adolescents by linking it to the rights of the child;
- Provide the necessary knowledge for enhancing the safety and sexual and reproductive health of children and adolescents and avoid the risks that threaten their health; and
- Enhance positive attitudes and sound skills relating to sexual and reproductive health among children and adolescents.
The kit is based on the following:
The legal approach on sexual and reproductive health:
- The legal approach on the sexual and reproductive health is based on the following:
- The international Human rights especially the right to justice and nondiscrimination.
- The close correlation between civil, social, economic, political and cultural rights and the relations binding them.
- The dignity of every Human being.
- The right of every Human to demand for his rights and be inquisitive (participation and enabling).
- The responsibility of the government and other duty trustees to respect, protect and implement Human rights.
How to Use the Kit?
The kit contains forms for carrying out the sessions in the addenda. By these the facilitator will benefit from the application guide for each target group when designing a sufficient number of sessions for each unit so as to achieve the objectives of this unit.
The facilitator will benefit from the scientific/information material guide to aid the facilitator, when preparing his/her sessions, in terms of precision of the knowledge content of each unit.
In order to insure an effective use of these tools, the following steps should be taken:
- Participating in the trainers training workshop aiming to increase the knowledge of the guides user, explore his position and enhance his ability in transferring information and letters in an efficient and appropriate way as well as broadening his knowledge in both sexual and reproductive health and rights.
- Constant exploration of their positions and orientations in regards to sexual education and related subjects as well as contemplating their personal values affecting the way they discuss these issues.
- Reviewing the guides and fully grasping their content.
- Coordinating with the team and partners to put a plan of action and follow-through especially in the mechanism of referral in case need be.
- Making sure to fill the consent forms for parents and teens alike.
- Reviewing the appendixes especially the stimulation, acquaintance and evaluation exercises.
- Organizing a purposeful session (review the session example in the appendix – introduction – acquaintance exercise – main activities – summary – evaluation).
- Resorting to the pre-test to detect the knowledge of the beneficiaries about the issues under discussion.
- Resorting to the post-test to detect the efficiency of these sessions and their affects after they are through.
- Participating in the constant development of the guides by referring to the suggestions and feedback forms as well as all the faulty expressions and examples to add and study them in the forms.