IVORIAN YOUTH VOICES ON CONTRACEPTION
Krah collected videos, photos, and messages from young people in Côte d’Ivoire about their perspectives on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) - particularly their access to contraception commodities and services.
To celebrate International Youth Day, Krah held a workshop to build the capacity of 25 youth advocates - after he discovered that many young people in his community are not using contraception because they do not have sufficient information. Krah hopes his project will raise awareness of the barriers that young people in Côte d’Ivoire face when trying to access their SRHR.
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Krah is working as a Program Officer of Student Movement to Raise Awareness of AIDS (ONG MESSI). As a facilitator of a youth program addressing gender-based violence and inter-generational sex, he has practical experience in STI and HIV prevention, sexual and reproductive health, and family planning education for young people. Since 2012, he has represented the African Youth Network on Population and Development (AfriYAN) for the Secretary-General of the National Youth Network on Population and Development in Côte d’Ivoire.
Through his organization, Krah has developed two projects that address sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, and HIV among out-of-school adolescents and young girls. Additionally, he has implemented a project to prevent HIV and early pregnancy among adolescents and young people. Krah has also worked as a consultant on the African Transformation project with the Center of Communications Program at Johns Hopkins University in Côte d’Ivoire. The program aims to contribute to the prevention of gender-based violence and HIV among young women. Krah has contributed to the national campaign against pregnancy as a member of the Technical Working Group of the Ministry of Education and participated in the development of the National Family Planning Plan with the Ministry of Health as a civil society representative. Krah has also founded the Social Good Summit on the potential of technology to make the world a better by the year 2030 in Côte d’Ivoire.
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