The Unite for Body Rights (UFBR)

The Unite for Body Rights (UFBR)

The Unite for Body Rights (UFBR) program is carried out by the Sexual and Reproductive Rights (SRHR) Alliance. The UFBR program is executed in nine countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and Pakistan.

The UFBR program aims to improve the quality and reach of sexual and reproductive health education programs, improve access and quality of (SRH) health provision for youth and maternal health, and increase the acceptance of sexual rights, including the reduction of sexual violence against women and increasing the acceptance of different sexual orientation. The target groups are young people, women, and marginalized groups.

The India programme targets women in the age range of 15-49 years and focuses on issues of reproductive health and safe motherhood; and reaches out to the youth in the age range of 10-24 years towards increasing awareness on SRHR to be able to make informed and safe choices. Marginalized groups, such as migrants, tribal population and socially disadvantaged caste groups form the primary clientele of the program.

The UFBR program strategy is based on a theory of change through a multicomponent approach with the following elements:

1. Increasing access and quality of SRHR education /CSE (increasing demand)

2. Increasing access and quality of SRH Services (increasing supply)

3. Creating an enabling environment for SRHR, within and outside communities and through lobby and advocacy (creating support).

As the largest and most energetic population, young people can and must be part of the solution. With our guidance and support, young people can become educators, facilitators and policy makers of today. Not Tomorrow.

Achievements

  • Covers three states in India - Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha
  • There has been a visible change in the conduct of most of the adolescent girls in the community. They are more confident and ask questions about menstrual hygiene and menstrual cycle to the peer educators, which were topics they did not speak of earlier.
  • The project areas have shown a decrease in early age marriages and gender violence, this can be attributed to the range of strategies that have been employed; with peer education being a core one.
  • There has been an increase in community participation of beneficiaries (men & women) during events such VHNDs, adolescent educative sessions and other out-reach activities. This could be attributed to a range of project strategies but peer educators have been able to create a contact and presence in the community.
  • There is an increased interest among the adolescents on consuming IFA / De-worming /tablets.
  • Adolescent boys are eager to know about male contraception and there has been an increase in male contraception usage in the community.

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Girls need access to education. The longer a girl stays in school, the less likely the chance that she will be married off at a young age.