In Nepal, the onset of adolescence can bring not only physical changes, but also new vulnerabilities to human rights violations, particularly in the areas of sexuality, marriage, and childbearing. There are substantial stigmas and taboos around adolescent sexuality which create barriers in access to essential information and services.
Since March 2019, BNMT has been working in the Indrawati Rural Municipality of Sindhupalchowk, Nepal to improve access to sexual reproductive health services and education for adolescents.
Project Horizon aims to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents of Indrawati Rural Municipality by increasing the SRHR momentum built through the success of our previous project funded by AmplifyChange for establishing a stronger, more inclusive movement for SRHR in the community. The project will improve knowledge, attitude and practices of adolescents, teachers and FCHVs on sexual and reproductive health and rights. It will also increase knowledge of parents on SRHR and Comprehensive Sexuality Education and foster better communication between parents and their children. It is funded by BNMT UK.
Targeted school adolescents, teachers, parents and FCHVs