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Junt@s

Referring to the work of boys and girls, men and women “together” to transform negative gender norms and barriers to adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health, Junt@s improves adolescent sexual and reproductive health in the Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane, and Cabo Delgado provinces by increasing gender equality, comprehensive abortion care, and primary and secondary prevention of gender-based violence.

Project Date: 2017 - present
Funder: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Maputo
Country: Mozambique
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What We Do

  • Promote positive gender norms among very young adolescents in primary schools through “health school corners”
  • Create an enabling environment for gender norms transformation, promotion & access to sexual and reproductive health for adolescents and youth through community debates and reflection (open debates and smaller groups of men and women) around the needs and rights of adolescents and youth as well as community radio
  • Improve secondary gender-based violence prevention through multisectoral collaboration among health, police, education & justice institutions and community authorities
  • Support youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services and provide technical support and training to implement the MOH’s abortion clinical guidelines for comprehensive abortion care

Project Staff Members

Riaz Mobaracaly

Senior Country Director

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