PRACHAR: Advancing Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in India
Between July 2001 and August 2012, Pathfinder International implemented the Promoting Change in Reproductive Behavior of Adolescents (PRACHAR) project to improve the sexual and reproductive health status of adolescents and young couples in the state of Bihar in northern India. This technical brief summarizes the evolution of PRACHAR, describes the intervention model and key evaluation results that informed each phase, and highlights next steps for dissemination and advocacy based on 11 years of project learning.
We believe change starts with expertly trained providers and pharmacies that never run out of supplies. It starts with open conversations among women, young people, men, religious leaders, mothers-in-law, policymakers, and others, joining to discuss their beliefs and remove barriers to their health and well-being. Our 2014 Annual Report shows a few highlights of how Pathfinder has served as a catalyst for change over the past year.
The purpose of the Working Paper Series is to disseminate work in progress by Pathfinder International staff on critical issues of population, reproductive health, and development.