Across all our international programmes we use a gender transformative approach to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all. This approach examines, questions and transforms inequitable gender norms and power dynamics into positive values that directly enhance gender equality. This, in turn, improves access to health and rights for all.
Corona is a global health crisis that affects everyone. It affects us in our daily lives and has a major impact on our individual functioning. We depend on experts and crisis teams, and politicians to implement adapted laws and regulations. This leads to measures that contribute to curbing the crisis (flatten the curve), but unfortunately there are also a negative spin-offs.
Rigid gender norms have negative effects on both girls and boys, and inhibit Indonesia from fully benefiting from its economic growth potential, also known as the demographic dividend. These are key results from the Global Early Adolescent Study (GEAS) and the Youth Voices Research conducted in Indonesia as part of the pioneering research and advocacy programme, Explore4Action.
My body is my own. How many women and girls can freely make that claim? Each of us has a right to bodily autonomy and should therefore have the power to make our own choices about our bodies, and to have those choices supported by everyone around us, and by societies at large. Yet, millions of people are denied their right to say no to sex. Or yes to the choice of a partner in marriage or to the right moment to have a child. Many are denied this right because of race, sex, sexual orientation, age or ability.
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