News We Care – sexual & reproductive health and rights services

Having access to adequate sexual & reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services and knowledge is crucial. In Bangladesh, people are hesitant to talk about SRHR-related issues, especially with a lack of female figures working in the field. In addition, the lack of technical capacity, information and service supervision means that the needs of people, especially vulnerable people, are not met.

The We Care project is working towards improving the latest SRHR information and inclusive health services. To achieve this, various training sessions are carried out to educate health workers, supervisors and SRHR trainers regarding teaching methods, curriculum development and inclusivity. Since the start of the project in 2019, 33 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutes now have enhanced curricula and around 460 health officers provide improved supervision and support towards SRHR services.

Not only does the We Care project impact people on an individual level, it is also impacting organizations, educational and national institutions. By conducting training sessions, evaluating SRHR curricula and continuous dissemination of knowledge, the people of Bangladesh will receive better access to SRHR facilities and have more respect for SRHR. Through education, Bangladesh is evolving to become more inclusive and respectful within its SRHR facilities.

The We Care project is a NUFFIC project and is implemented by the KIT, Rutgers, RedOrange, Niketan, NIPORT and DGFP consortium in Bangladesh.

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