THE PROJECT

The World Contraception Day (WCD) Ambassadors Project - a partnership between Women Deliver and Bayer - equips young people with the skills they need to collect and share digital stories about young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), particularly access to contraception in their home countries. The project includes a storytelling and digital media training, a $5,000 seed grant, and advocacy opportunities for the Ambassadors to showcase their work at the international level.

THE GOALS

  • Support positive communications among young people about their sexual and reproductive health and rights;
  • Spur on storytelling about contraception, family planning, and reproductive health for young people and adolescents;
  • Raise awareness about sexual and reproductive health, including family planning, at the community level;
  • Engage in myth-busting efforts and combat stigma about youth SRHR and contraceptives through innovative communications techniques and digital story-telling; and
  • Identify significant knowledge gaps and fact-sharing opportunities among young people.

THE SUCCESSES

The 2015 WCD Ambassadors:

  • Reached 2,878 young people in 12 countries
  • Captured 875 photos and videos and 153 stories from young people about their access to contraception in their communities
  • Conducted 8 capacity-building workshops with young people
  • Presented about their projects at the International Conference on Family Planning, the One Young World Summit, the Women Deliver Conference, a World Health Organization regional training workshop, and the International AIDS Conference

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