September 6, 2020
Khuldulee.com : Radio Audio
In Nepal, youth under 25 years of age constitute more than half the population. Due to the social stigma discussing the sexuality and sexual activities of young people, misconceptions about their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) persist. Despite growing needs, youth are reluctant to seek SRHR information from institutional sources. In response, Radio Audio; a national FM station established the youth friendly radio program खुलदुली.com in 2008 to provide comprehensive SRHR information and referral to services that especially target young people. The engagement of youth with the program was assessed and the SRHR issues discussed during programs documented.
December 12, 2020
DevDive : Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
In conversation with Nepal-based Shreejana Bajracharya. She has worked for young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) with various NGOs and INGOs with a human rights based approach. She is one of the young leaders alumni at Women Deliver and youth champions at Asia Safe Abortion Partnership. A feminist advocating for safe and legal abortion, she is a co-founder of YoSHAN, a young country advocacy network in Nepal.
She speaks to us about laws around SRHR, the role of public-private partnerships, and how great policies often fall short of implementation. Also on why dignified menstruation and safe motherhood need to be talked about and kept in focus. She discusses the impact of the pandemic on SRHR services, and the importance of linkages between education and health systems.
Facebook Live by Who Decides
Streaming the live discussion on Safe Abortion through gender lensorganized by SheDecides Nepal core team (Visible Impact, Beyond Beijing committee and Right Here Right Now Nepal) in collaboration with YoSHAN.