Investing in Young Leaders to Champion the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Movement
Capacity Building & Leadership, Global Health, Healthy Communities, Women, Youth & Children
Reproductive & Sexual Health
Denise Raquel Dunning, PhD, MPA
The Youth Champions Initiative, part of PHI’s Rise Up, invests in powerful young leaders in Ethiopia, India, Pakistan and the United States who are leading the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) movement.
In Pakistan, one 2016 seed grantee, Ali Raza Rizvi, is using short films and street theatre in the remote areas of Karachi and Interior Sindh to prompt new community discussions about the importance of SRHR.
Raza Rizvi’s Ehsas Films is also creating new live and online platforms to discuss SRHR after each screening, performance, and posting.
Monitoring and evaluation demonstrates that the Youth Champions have significantly strengthened their leadership, and that their innovative projects are already improving SRHR in their communities.
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