Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) session with Volunteer Task Force

Date: May 20, 2015 No. of Participants: 7 No. of Volunteers: 5 Venue: Aizan Development Foundation Office

The staff at Aizan Development Foundation arranged a training session with some very eager and energetic volunteers, on May 20, 2015. The aim of this training session was to raise awareness among the volunteers, and to give them a clearer view regarding the following topics:

  • What is Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
  • The difference between Sexual Health, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Health, and Reproductive Rights
  • Interrelation between the Four Concepts
  • Subject matter of SRHR
  • Peer Education
  • Peer Education and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

The volunteers were given examples found in society, to explain different concepts. They were exposed to the causes of decreasing Sexual and Reproductive health in Pakistan, were informed about the statistics of increase in child marriages (which is one of the biggest concerns).

The trainer then gave the volunteers an activity, in which they were divided into two groups. ADF staff participated as well. Volunteers were asked to write about the subject matter, the topics, or the issues which come under SRHR. This took them about fifteen minutes, after which, the two groups presented their flow charts.

Once SRHR was clear, the session moved on to the area of Peer Education, and its relation and importance on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Another activity was assigned, and the volunteers this time were asked to discuss and write about the “Advantages of Peer Education in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights”.

After their presentations, the session was concluded with a short discussion about the challenges that the volunteers might face as Peer Educators.

According to the feedback from the participants, the session, overall, was educational, enlightening, motivating, and met its objective of raising awareness among the participants.