Over the course of 18 months, FP2030 and Knowledge SUCCESS hosted 21 sessions of Connecting Conversations. The interactive series brought together speakers and participants from around the world for dialogues around timely topics in adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH). Here we explore the answers to some of the series’ top questions.
Recently, Knowledge SUCCESS Program Officer II Brittany Goetsch chatted with Sean Lord, Senior Program Officer at the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (JFLAG), about LGBTQ* AYSRH and how JFLAG pursues their vision of building a society that values all individuals, irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity. In this interview, Sean details his experiences with centering LGBTQ youth when creating community programs, and supporting them through initiatives like JFLAG’s peer support helpline. He also discusses how JFLAG has helped connect these young people to health care services that are safe and respectful, and how JFLAG is currently looking for opportunities to share best practices and lessons learned with others implementing LGBTQ helplines around the world.
On March 22, 2022, Knowledge SUCCESS hosted Meaningfully Engaging Youth: A Snapshot of the Asia Experience. The webinar highlighted experiences from four organizations in the Asia region working to co-create youth-friendly programs, ensure quality FP/RH services for youth, develop youth-friendly policies, and meet the FP/RH needs of youth at different levels of the health system. Did you miss the webinar or want a recap? Read on for a summary, and follow the links below to watch the recording.
From October 2021 through December 2021, members of the family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) workforce based in francophone sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean convened virtually for the second Knowledge SUCCESS Learning Circles cohort. The cohort focused on the topic of meaningful youth engagement in FP/RH programs.
D'octobre à décembre 2021, des professionnels de la planification familiale et de la santé reproductive (PF/SR) basés en Afrique subsaharienne francophone et dans les Caraïbes se sont réunis virtuellement pour la deuxième cohorte de Learning Circles de Knowledge SUCCESS. Le thème principal était la mobilisation significative des jeunes dans les programmes de PF/SR.