Develop creative strategies for working ‘with’ and ‘through’ i.e. working with young people to reach their parents; partnership and engagement with religious leaders for programmes; and engaging in dialogue around key religious principles.
Develop and implement programmes that encourage communities to promote the delay of marriage and pregnancy, including by addressing cultural barriers, traditional laws, and other actions that promote early marriage and pregnancy.
Mobilize communities to promote egalitarian gender norms, engage men and boys, and end gender-based, sexual, and intimate partner violence.
Empower parents and guardians to talk to young people about sexuality, their responsibilities, and their rights as early as possible using accurate and appropriate language that they can understand.
Engage religious and traditional leaders so that they are supportive of all young people, accessing good quality CSE and SRH services.
Young People Today Initiative
Young People Today is a platform that supports implementation of the ESA Ministerial Commitment on access to Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Youth-Friendly Health Services.
Led by Ministries of Health and Education from the ESA region and supported by the United Nations, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the East African Community (EAC) joined efforts to improve the lives of young people with sexuality education and health services in the region.