3 February 2023
On 18 January, the closing ceremony of our JADES2 project was held in Niamey, Niger, chaired by the Ministry of Public Health, in the presence of all our partners and representatives of the beneficiaries.
Among the remarkable points that have enabled the empowerment of young people and adolescents to be increased:
- Establishment of exchange spaces between youth-friendly centres and integrated health centres to promote the sharing of experience and good practice.
- Support on the issue of gender-based violence: 100% of the SSRAJ focal points strengthened on GBV; number of cases identified increased from 0 to 32 cases.
- Strengthening of links between adolescents and young people and health professionals, to be continued with the support of our partner.
In the framework of the JADES II project, a study on “Most significant changes (MSC)” was conducted to assess the evolution of individual youth empowerment and the capacity building of community members and young people on SRHR. See the video on the results of this study.
The closing ceremony was also an opportunity for our partners, the Young Leaders for Advocacy, to speak out and relay their #zeroviolenceinschool campaign. They called for mobilisation so that girls and boys can pursue their studies in a healthy environment.