The Footprint project makes available accurate and unbiased sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information and services for young women and adolescent girls in Cameroon. The project has 2 on-going components;
Comprehensive SRHR Education
We organise education workshops with in school girls covering a variety of topics regarding their SRHR. The workshop sessions are designed to be very interactive, helping the girls feel safe and able to express themselves openly asking questions on issues they don’t understand, sharing their experiences and clarifying existing myths about their SRHR. Learn more
Production of a girls’ SRHR guide
Most young women and adolescent girls are often too embarrassed to discuss sex and contraception topics with healthcare professionals so they hardly visit Clinics or Health Centres to request information or services. As part of the Footprint project, we are providing girls with up to date information about their SRHR and options available for them in a pocket – sized booklet, “Girls guide to understanding her body” that they can carry with them everywhere they go and even have the opportunity to share accurate information with peers. More here
“I Decide” Campaign
To be launched in September 2016, the campaign is to run alongside comprehensive SRHR education workshops in schools and communities. The campaign educates young women and adolescent girls on the importance of asserting their sexual health rights and encourages them to take personal commitments to be responsible for their lives.
The I Decide Campaign has two missions; keeping girls in school and getting teenage mothers and dropouts back to class.
Girl-friendly SRHR Café
Feedback from most of our training’s have girls requesting a girl-friendly SRHR information and service space where they can easily access information and services and openly talk about sex and contraception topics without feeling embarrassed, judged or reprimanded. To this effect, we are currently mobilizing resources to set up a girl-friendly SRHR Center in the likeness of a café that can address their concern.
AMPLIFY YOUR VOICE
Amplify your Voice empowers and equips adolescent girls as key advocates for their SRHR issues. It is a series of advocacy training workshops and campaigns starting February 2017. Campaigns include;
Every young woman
Alliance 4 Change
Give Girls a Chance