SAfAIDS Regional Office is implementing an intervention project entitled “Youth ARISE (Are Resilient, Inspired and SAM4SRHR Empowered)”, contributing to increasing access to SRH services by adolescents and young people (AYP), through integration of SAM and resilience building. It will embrace principles of inclusion, participation and diversity; in recognition that AYP are not homogenous, with sub-populations more vulnerable to poor SRH outcomes amid COVID-19.
The project will be implemented in Eswatini, Lesotho, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Youth ARISE project leverages on existing partnerships with youth-led CSOs, collaborations with Ministries of Health and relevant stakeholders and custodians at regional, national and local levels. It further contributes to achieving prescribes in the SADC SRHR Strategy and Scorecard, AU MPOA, ICPD+25, and the Joint UN 2gether4SRHR Initiative.