Youth SRHR District is an online platform that publishes information about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for young people. We seek to empower youth and build their capacity to empower others through education and advocacy.
More than 1 in 3 girls in Cameroon are married before they turn 18, but prevalence rates vary widely across regions: in the north, 73% of girls marry as children, as opposed to 13% in the Littoral province. Almost 50% of women have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) between 5 and 9 years of age. 85% of women have had flesh removed from their genital area, while an additional 4% have had their genital area nicked without removing any flesh. About 51% of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence, which further exposes women to other sexual risks such as HIV. Here you can access tools and education to help young people advocate for their human rights as it relates to their sexual and reproductive health and choices.
We publish position papers, policy briefs, current national and international legal frameworks, and information on upcoming workshops and conferences related to relevant SRHR topics in Cameroon. We believe young people are the most powerful and important tool for change, and see Youth SRHR District as a key point of support for youth engaged in helping all people realize their sexual and reproductive health and rights in Cameroon.
Youth SRHR District is created and managed by Community Centre for Integrated Development (www.comuceid.org). it shares information about the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young people in Cameroon and serves as a platform to gather evidence on the role of young people in respecting, promoting and fulfilling the sexual and reproductive rights of youth.