International Conference on Indonesia Family Planning and Reproductive Health​

From September 30 to October 2 2019, the first International Conference on Indonesia Family Planning and Reproductive Health took place in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This conference was co-hosted by Rutgers WPF Indonesia and was a forum to discuss the current status of SRHR in Indonesia, as well as an opportunity for valuable exchange on this topic. Scroll through the photos below for an impression of this event.

First results
At this conference, the report Gender Norms and Adolescent Development, Health and Wellbeing in Indonesia was launched. This study, part of the Global Early Adolescent Study, found rigid gender norms have negative effects on both girls and boys, and inhibit Indonesia from fully benefiting from its economic growth potential. Watch young Explore4Action researchers explain the findings here.

Pre-conferences
The conference was preceded by a number of pre-conferences, aimed at specific target groups. The Youth Pre-conference gave young people the chance to feed into a number of recommendations for the wider conference. The Teachers Summit was attended by around 50 Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) teachers and local stakeholders. Besides capacity building, they shared insights on best practices, reviewed challenges and discussed methods for scaling up. Finally, a media training provided journalists with information on SRHR and messaging. Read more on this event here.

More information on the International Conference on Indonesia Family Planning and Reproductive Health can be found here. Coverage of the conference in the Jakarta Post can be read here and here

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