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Baseline Factsheet on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of Children and Adolescents in Occupied Palestinian Territory

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Save the Children Sweden

“Protecting adolescents from gender based violence through the promotion of their Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR)” is a project co-funded by the European Union and SIDA that started in 2010. Within this project, Save the Children Sweden (SCS) carried out a baseline survey in Lebanon, the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and Yemen as a preparatory activity focusing on Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) of children, their parents and service providers with regard to:
* Knowledge of SRHR
* Related risks and protective behaviours
* Utilization of protective mechanisms.
The baseline KAP study found that there is a significant lack of knowledge on SRHR topics for both service providers and parents and a strong need for child friendly education materials on SRHR. The project is very timely and relevant in the region where there is a high prevalence of harmful traditional practices (such as early marriage and FGM), child sexual abuse and other forms of gender based violence.Save the Children’s activities include: developing child friendly education manuals, establishing child friendly spaces and information points, training adolescents to conduct peer to peer trainings, establishing/strengthening referral mechanisms, sharing regional best practices and creating advocacy plans on both national and regional levels. This Fact Sheet is intended to present a summary of the results of the oPt survey conducted in five impact areas (Aqabet Jaber, Arrub, Ayda & Azzah, Ein El Sultan, and Dura).

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