The campaign on youth SRHR in Croatia

CESI has noticed, trough the work with the youth, that they do want to learn about SRHR but do not have the opportunity in the existing school curriculum. Attitudes of young people towards socially sensitive topics, like abortion rights or emergency contraception are often based on distortions and incomplete information. 

Youth who participated in a series of discussions organized by CESI say: 

"We believe that we know some things, but we do not, and we are afraid to ask."

"I'm interested in the topic and read an interesting article on SRHR. I do have some kind of attitude towards it, but new information always helps me to build the attitudes up a bit."

"Young people aged 14-16 are interested, and they wish to learn more. After that age, they believe they know everything. We are not sure what do we need to know and do not know how to ask."

Therefore, CESI has launched the campaign "My thing, my choice - it's time to find out more", which aims to inform and encourage the youth to think about different aspects of sexuality, reproductive and sexual rights and health. 

CESI wishes to make it easier for youth to learn about SRHR and to make it possible for them to exercise their rights in full scope in a responsible way. Furthermore, the project aims to put in perspective, for the target group, what goes under the umbrella of sexual and reproductive rights.  The idea is to share various multimedia materials on the Facebook page and animate the youth to think trough and talk about facts and figures that shape their everyday life and potential choices. 

Source: CESI