Protecting sexual health and reproductive rights in Pakistan

Protecting sexual health and reproductive rights in Pakistan 31 October 2013

2013 Human Rights Tulip wildcard winner

In a country such as Pakistan, where religious and cultural norms prevent individuals from even communicating on sexual and reproductive health issues, Aahung has been successful in developing culturally appropriate strategies to respond to sexual health needs of the Pakistani population.

Aahung has adopted a rights-based approach to address the sexual and reproductive health needs of the people of Pakistan, advocating for increased access to quality sexual and reproductive health information and services. In addition, we advocate for improving laws and policies and hold the government accountable to national and international commitments in this arena.

Aahung has been able to significantly increase access to quality education and services for sexual and reproductive health and rights by developing linkages with service providers through institutions, and by building the capacity of organizations that have wide-spread outreach at the community and educational level.

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