These services offer a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services relevant to adolescents’ needs, while ensuring confidentiality, respecting young people’s evolving capacity, and celebrating diversity.
With focus on young girls and underage marriages, Rutgers WPF, Pakistan through life skills education aims to empower women to make or influence key decisions in their life.
‘Green Ribbon Campaign’ an initiative taken by Rutgers WPF, Pakistan to highlight and honor the role of fathers through media awareness campaigns and community interventions.
Life Skills Based Education
Rutgers WPF, Pakistan provide young people with necessary knowledge and life skills, for preventing social and health problems. Life Skills Based Education also empowers them to achieving and safeguarding their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.
HIV & AIDS Reduction Project
The HIV & AIDS project is implemented for HIV Prevention and Harm Reduction services to Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) and their spouses and sexual partners in selected districts of Punjab and Sindh.
By promoting safe and healthy pregnancies, Rutgers WPF, Pakistan aims to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity rates.
Sexual – Gender Based Violence
Violence against women by an intimate partner has its serious implications on women’s physical, mental and social wellbeing. Rutgers WPF, Pakistan aims to reduce this by community interventions and policy advocacy.
May-Jun 2014 | Rutgers WPF in Collaboration with SAFWCO and HANDS under Awareness to Action held a two days training workshop for ‘Kirans.’Organized in Karachi and Sanghar with LSBE graduate girls who now have taken the responsibility of raising awareness among their peers, community and different stakeholders against child marriages, teenage pregnancies and the importance of education for a girl.
June, 2014 | Youth Led Organizations Visionary Foundation, Sindh Community Foundation and Kind Welfare organized theaters each in Karachi, Mitiari and Quetta. The community theaters highlighted the issues of sexual harassment, child marriages, domestic violence and corporal punishment for perpetrators of such crimes. The theaters were held under ASK programme.
June 11 – 13, 2014 | schools4life conducted training of 14 master trainers in Lahore these teachers where equipped with the necessary skills to effectively deliver the interactive curriculum ‘World Starts With Me.’ Techniques to their fellow faculty members.
June 23 – 24, 2014 | Rutgers WPF, Pakistan held a national learning forums with 13 Civil Society Organizations from Multan and Quetta. The forum discussed the strategic planning of Parwan Alliance to strengthen the role in support of the SRHR Movement in Pakistan.
June, 2014 | Rutgers WPF, Pakistan in collaboration with its implementing Partners in Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta and Karachi held Roundtable conferences on responsible fatherhood. The conference provided young people with an opportunity to discuss their Sexual and Reproductive Health issues with key decision makers including fathers, politicians and media.
June, 2014 | Research study on “Maternal Health and Domestic Violence: Impact of Personal and Social Factors” was disseminated in Lahore and Quetta among leading human rights activists, policy makers and media.
28, 2014 | Family Educational Services
and Foundation (FESF) and Rutgers WPF, Pakistan signed
a Memorandum of Understanding to develop Life Skills Based
Education language for deaf children. The language once
developed will be piloted in FESF schools.
July 2014 |
To ensure meaning full youth participation dance4life and ASK programmes will establish District Youth Council (DYC) in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Multan and Quetta. Each DYC will comprise of 12 members who will be engaged in planning, developing, implementing and monitoring of the dance4life and ASK programmes. The DYC inception will be organized by Rutgers WPF, Implementing Partners and Youth Led Organizations.
July 11, 2014
| An orientation session will be held in Karachi with civil society, media professionals and youth led organizations to highlight the importance of empowering young girls to take action against child marriages, unwanted pregnancies and to raise awareness on the importance of education for girls under Awareness to Action (A2A). The orientation will be organized by HANDS - A2A implemention partner.
| Completion of application selection process for Youth ASK Leadership Conclave and Young SRHR Leaders to be completed by July 15, 2014. Organized under ASK Programme, the Youth ASK Leadership Conclave will be held in August with an aim to engage young and passionate individuals (aged 16-24) from across Pakistan who have working experience on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and its thematic area.
June 2014 - onwards |
#HealthApp competition provides students a chance to showcase their talent by developing innovative applications for mobile phones or tablets on Health issues of young people. the closing date for participants to submit their entries is July 20, 2014.
About Rutgers WPF
Rutgers WPF is a renowned centre of expertise on sexual and reproductive health and rights. Its activities are mainly carried out in the Netherlands, Africa and Asia. Its aim is to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights throughout the world. Rutgers WPF supports partner organisations and professionals in their work to increase their expertise on SRHR and issues surrounding it.
As of 1st January 2011 World Population Foundation and Rutgers Nisso Groep have merged into Rutgers WPF.