Exploring Peer Provision

Barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive health services disproportionately affect young people through systemic and structural barriers, social and legal restrictions, and provider bias. In order to directly address these inequities, we are working with the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) to explore peer provision models as a way to reduce unsafe abortion among adolescent girls.

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Youth Entrepreneurship and Unemployment in Rwanda

YLabs is working with women and men in Rwanda to explore new ways of connecting young entrepreneurs to address youth unemployment. We are currently in the design research phase of the project and using expert interviews, co-design workshops, and focus groups with entrepreneurs and unemployed youth to envision and prototype solutions.

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La Ventana

Currently, sex education is not working for young people. When present, it often focuses on shame, disease, and pregnancy prevention - while pleasure, consent, and intimacy are overlooked or ignored. YLabs, The Case for Her, and Glasswing International are working with young people in El Salvador to envision a new kind of sexuality education.

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CyberRwanda

How might we use technology and storytelling to increase knowledge and access to health services in order to address teen pregnancy and unemployment in Rwanda?

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Beyond Bias

Young people accessing sexual and reproductive health services are often faced with stigma, judgment and provider bias. With our partners, we are working to address provider bias and improve services for young people.

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Men Stand Up

Using an innovative approach that combined storytelling and interactive voice response mobile surveys, we uncovered young men’s perspectives on gender, fatherhood and family planning, masculinity and vulnerability, gender-based violence, and unemployment.

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Sarari

Comprised of three main activities, Sarari is an intervention created to increase community support for modern family planning methods in Niger.

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Warriors Health

Warriors Health is a workplace intervention that combines peer-support, meaningful messaging, and economic empowerment activities to encourage the uptake of HIVST.

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Safire

Safire is working to build a deep understanding of the barriers, stigma, and innovations needed to improve access to reproductive health services for adolescent girls.

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YBank

YBank aimed to improve adherence and outcomes for adolescents with HIV through financial incentives and peer support.

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