Basic Concept Development on SRHR
Youth issues are gaining a priority in the global arena. Globally, adolescents aged 10-19 years comprise one-fifth or 18% of the population and young people aged 10-24 years comprise 26% of the population. With young people comprising a considerable proportion of the population and concerns related to young people and sexual and reproductive health and rights issues (SRHR) on the rise, it is pertinent to focus attention on young people in the region. It is also vital that organizations move from a tokenistic approach of looking at young people as ‘beneficiaries’ and instead look at them as important change agents who are in charge of their lives and their bodies and can important contributions to sexual and reproductive health and rights issues.