Sexual and reproductive ill health is one of the most common health problems for women aged 10 to 50 in developing countries, where pregnancy, unsafe abortions, childbirth or harmful customs, such as female genital mutilation, can endanger the lives of women. Despite considerable efforts over the past 20 years, maternal mortality in the world is still very high, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

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. While there has been a proliferation of non-profit organizations working with young people on SRHR in South Asia in the last few years, the engagement has largely been narrow with a view of looking at young people as „beneficiaries‟ of services and interventions. Developing youth leadership in these organizations has also been inadequate. However, with the immediacy of gearing up to the post-2015 agenda as well as the need to take up the agenda of young people and SRHR in their own hands, it has become vital to invest in youth leadership and developing a thought-process in initiating and bringing about change in the development agenda. Young people thus need to take charge of the situation, and come up with their own goals and strategies towards development.

Why sexuality education for Youth?

  • Good comprehensive sexuality education will contribute to more respectful relations and thus reduce sexual violence.
  • Reducing Child Sexual Abuse
  • Reducing Gender Base Violence
  • Combat the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis
  • To reduce child mortality
  • Provide support to SRHR in the form of education, information and counseling for young people, sexual and reproductive health care



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Gender Inequalities

Gender biasness at the workplace is been a widely concerned matter in the whole world, specially in the developing and under developed countries for years. Women have to struggle in every stage of their work life more to survive than to comprise equal rights. They are not even recognized for their efficiency and work of talent compared to their male peers. This paper aims to study the impact of gender discrimination on the women workforce of Bangladesh. A study shows that females are discriminated more rather than their male counterparts in their workplaces. It is common for women to have the behavioral discrimination at their workplace. They are also deprived of the basic facilities obligatory for being a female to have a friendly work environment. The terrible matter of concern is that most of the female workers are even unaware of their general rights regarding their work and workplace.

Reproductive Health

Reproductive health (RH) is defined as all health events related to reproduction in the life cycle. Its components include family planning, post abortion care, safe pregnancy and safe motherhood, reproductive tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, RH services for adolescents, maternal and infant nutrition, cancer of the reproductive tract, infertility, female genital mutilation, and gender-based violence. Despite improvements in some aspects of health, the RH situation in Bangladesh still remains unsatisfactory. This situation is reflected in the unacceptably high rates of maternal and child mortality and morbidity in the country. Although significant success has been achieved in the decline of fertility and increase in contraceptive prevalence rate, the population growth rate is still high. Adolescent RH is also becoming an important issue. Added to the high rates of premarital and extramarital sex among male and female adolescents are concerns related to early marriage and teenage pregnancy. While the HIV/AIDS situation remains under control, there exists a potential threat of spreading the fatal disease rapidly.

Health Education

Towards creating a healthier society by popularizing preventive measures, Durbin Foundation organizes awareness programs on various issues of health and hygiene. For this purpose, Our NGO makes use of visual media which communities are familiar with, like film projection, seminar, group discussion etc. Information about the conduct of health awareness sessions and camps is widely canvassed by Durbin Foundation well in advance. These sessions and camps are organized in coordination with the community keeping their time and other constraints in mind. Through these activities, Durbin Foundation ensures that such programs reach maximum number of people.

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Good comprehensive sexuality education will contribute to more respectful relations and thus reduce sexual violence.

Reducing Child Sexual Abuse

Teaching children what appropriate sexual behavior is and when to say 'no' if someone tries to touch sexual parts of their bodies or touch them in any way that makes them feel uncomfortable. Also, observing children when they interact with others to see if they are hesitant or particularly uncomfortable around certain adults

Reducing Gender Base Violence

There is ample global guidance on how to address gender-based violence through certain sectors, such as health, or through discrete actions, such as providing standards for shelters or training for counselors.

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