Jeune S3 - Santé, Sexualité, Sécurité

Photo Credit: Patrick Meinhardt

A programme by, with, and for the youth on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)

Talking about sexuality and rights is not easy for young people. Talking about sexuality and rights in fragile and conflicted areas is even harder.

In 2015, PSI-Europe joined as a strategic partner to an alliance led by Cordaid to embark on a Strategic Partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. The Jeune S3 (Santé, Sexualité, Sécurité) project started at the beginning of 2016.

The Jeune S3 program believes that access to information and services about Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) is a fundamental right for every young person to live a healthy life and make free, secure choices for their futures. The Jeune S3 program aims to ensure that young people (including the most marginalized and vulnerable populations – especially girls between the ages of 10 and 14) are able, motivated and have the opportunity to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and that their sexual and reproductive rights are respected. We work with and for young people as they are the main actors of their own lives. By 2020, Jeune S3 aims to reach 1,5 million young people via health and rights education sessions. The project is being implemented in Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic and DR Congo.

Photo Credit: Patrick Meinhardt

PSI-Europe is responsible for the implementation of the project in Benin, in partnership with PSI's network member Association Béninoise de Marketing Social, and in Cameroon, in partnership with PSI's netwok member Association Camerounaise de Marketing Social. PSI-Europe and its PSI partner organisations work in the areas of social behaviour change communication and demand creation, sexual and reproductive health service delivery tailored for youth; youth empowerment; and involvement of religious leaders. PSI-Europe also contributes to international advocacy efforts.

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