ISHI was a behavior change communication campaign directed to Tanzanian youth to help them understand the risks associated with HIV/AIDS and to help them learn ways to protect themselves. The overall campaign objective was to increase the number of young men and women who believe they are at personal risk of contracting HIV/AIDS and to motivate them to adopt protective behaviors. The key message for ISHI phase II was “You cannot tell by knowing."
In 1999 Femina Hip was set up as a civil society organization in Tanzania to foster healthy lifestyles by educating and connecting young people around sexual and reproductive health and rights as well as HIV/AIDS prevention at a precarious time of the epidemic.
This brochure describes the development of a project to help out of school girls in Benin. Académie de l’Artisanat is a new take on vocational learning, one that builds agency by inspiring girls to learn new skills, and leverages that agency to help them make smart reproductive health decisions for their future.
ChezasSalama.com is an interactive website in Kiswahili and English which delivers facts about sexual and reproductive health and lifestyle in a fresh, youthful and colourful way.
Fema TV Talk Show is a talk show for and by youth, reinforcing and complimenting messages communicated in other Femina HIP products. The 30-minute, weekly show in Swahili is broadcast nationally on ITV and TBC1.
The Sara Communication Initiative was developed in 10 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa, with UNICEF assistance. Educating adolescent girls and their parents about the importance of staying in school is one of the main messages of this lively radio series.
Meena is a cartoon character from South Asia, a spirited, nine-year-old girl who braves the world – whether in her efforts to go to school or in fighting the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS in her village. Meena is widely recognised and appreciated in most South Asian countries, and is a successful advocacy and teaching tool for girls’ and children’
Nigerian women have an average of six children over the course of their lifetime and the national population—already the largest in Africa—is expected to double within 25 years. Poor access to and under-utilization of modern family planning (FP) methods contributes to high death rates among mothers and children across the country. Nigeria had a thriving FP program in the 1980’s and early 90’s.
The goal of Stay Teen is to encourage young people to enjoy their teen years and avoid the responsibilities that come with too-early pregnancy and parenting. The site strives to provide information about issues like sex, relationships, waiting, and contraception, in order to better prepare teens to make informed choices for their future.