Youth face many obstacles in accessing contraceptive products and services, often more than married or older individuals. These include, for example, lower access to voluntary family planning and reproductive health services, and provider bias and social norms.
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.
This brochure describes the work of Transform/PHARE within nine Francophone countries.
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.
This brief explains that theTékponon Jikuagou project in Benin is a low-cost package of activities that relies on existing social networks to diffuse new ideas in support of family planning.
Tékponon Jikuagou was developed as a response to persistent low rates of family planning uptake in Benin. Tékponon Jikuagou, which means “doing everything possible to prevent infant mortality” in the local language of Adja, aimed to reduce unmet need for family planning through social network interventions, thereby improving healthy timing and spacing of births .The six-year project (2010-2017) was developed by the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University and managed in collaboration with Plan International and CARE.
The Tékponon Jikuagou consortium prepared this guide to encourage others to adopt the package through social networks as a stand-alone initiative or as a supplement to their ongoing health and development programs in West Africa.