Youth Friendly Health Services

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.

Women Empowerment

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.

Responsible Fatherhood

‘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.

Safe Motherhood

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.

News

  • October 27 – November 1, 2014 2014 | Rutgers WPF held 2 workshops in Karachi and 1 in Matiari on Peer Education. Young people were briefed about the Ask project and the importance of Youth friendly health services. The workshop also focused on increasing the capacity of young people to expand the outreach of ASK in the community.  
  • November 1, 2014 | ASK SMS service was launched for young people to inquire about their sexual and reproductive health. The service was launched by Rutgers WPF in collaboration with TEXT. The service ensures full confidentiality of its users in a non-judgmental and non-discriminatory attitude. For more details visit www.youask.pk .
  • November 1, 2014 | “Barhtay Qadam” is an animation for young people in Pakistan where they can access their basic SRH rights. The animation explains how young people can avail Youth Friendly Health Services and helplines through a story format of a young boy and girl facing problems that the programme addresses at its Youth Friendly Health Centers. Rutgers WPF, Pakistan took lead and developed the animation in coordination with ASK partners. For more details visit www.youask.pk .
  • November 10 – 11, 2014 | Rutgers WPF, Pakistan under the project SRHR-FOCUS organized a two day workshop on documentary & film making for Bahria University students. The workshop focused on sensitizing students on building capacity of young media students to understand social issues such as child marriage, domestic violence and HIV & AIDS.
  • October 24-28, 2014 | To further enhance the capacity of health care providers in provision of good quality youth-focused and youth-friendly sexual & reproductive health services a 4 day refresher training was held in Karachi and Matiari.  
  • November 17 – 18, 2014 | Rutgers WPF, Pakistan under the project SRHR-FOCUS organized a two day workshop on documentary & film making for Bahria University students. The workshop focused on sensitizing students on building capacity of young media students to understand social issues such as child marriage, domestic violence and HIV & AIDS.

Calendar

 
  • November 27–28, 2014| Rutgers WPF, Plan Pakistan, Rahnuma FPAP and Aahung are organizing a national learning forum on LSBE. The aim of this forum is move from LSBE to CSE. The 2 day forum will be attended by master trainers from all over Pakistan and representatives of International NGOs.
  • November 2014 | Under the project, SRHR-FOCUS counseling session with media students will be held in Bahria University and Szabist. The counseling session will help students to develop strong scripts and visuals for the documentary.  
  • November 24 , 2014 | A day long journalist training on SRHR with a prime focus on SRHR language will be held in Islamabad. Journalists from Multan and Quetta will attend the training session to further strengthen and elevate ethical reporting on SRHR issues in Pakistan.  
  • September 2014 - onwards | Consultative meeting in collaboration of Women Development Department will be held with stakeholders on implementation of Domestic Violence- Prevention and Protection Act 2014 in Balochistan.