We are thrilled to be a part of the Partners in Sexual Health “Because-We-Can! Movement for Youth-led Organisations”. We have joined like-minded organizations and we are advancing our efforts to support UN Sustainable Development Goals of health and wellness for all and gender equality!
Officially launched on the 24th May 2021 the Movement is currently comprised of 75 sub-Saharan based organisations, and growing. The aim of the Movement is to empower and guide youth-led organisations as they advocate for the inclusion of comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights interventions of the youth within their local communities. Through collective action we seek to build an Africa regional movement that meets the SRHR needs of young people.
Partners in Sexual Health (PSH) is an evidence-based, non-profit organisation that provides and advocates for Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR) services – including HIV/AIDS – to women, men and in particular adolescents and the youth. Formally established in 2009 its Head office is located in Cape Town, South Africa.
PSH implements various SRHR programmes that are inclusive, rights-based and addresses the needs of young people in a holistic manner. It also prides itself of the fact that all its programmes and services are accessible and appropriate for the most marginalised in society e.g. young people with disabilities. Key focus areas include: (1) Prevention; (2) Treatment, Care and Support; (3) Research, Monitoring and Evaluation; and (4) Advocacy and lobbying on SRHR including HIV/AIDS.
Projects and services include: Youth Friendly Clinics; A mobile Clinic; SRHR and HIV Prevention Programmes for In and Out of School Youth; Wellness Screening and Counselling Centres; Adolescent Girls and Young Women Programme; Comprehensive Sexuality Education for Young People with Disabilities; Gender Based Violence and Victim Empowerment Programme; Siyakwazi Youth Network; Leaving No One Behind Project; and the Teenage Pregnancy Prevention and Teen Parenting Support programme, to name a few.
Most recent highlights include the launch of the state of the art in-house online radio station (PSH Radio) and the SRHR Chatbot – both vehicles used to amplify the voice of youth on SRHR across Africa.
The PSH Because-We-Can! Movement for Youth-led Organisations, born out of the Because-We-Can SRHR Advocacy Campaign, but now expanding beyond Southern-Africa to other African countries.
For more information on the above and all other projects please visit our websites. https://www.psh.org.za/