Say it, Get It: Promoting Increased Provision of Female Condoms
Talimba is building the skills of young people to effectively advocate for access to female condoms in Malawi’s Dedza district. Through capacity building workshops and dialogues between young people, community leaders, and district-level health authorities, she is raising young people’s awareness of the importance of female condoms, reducing cultural barriers surrounding young people’s access to contraception, and advocating for an increased supply of female condoms at 8 local health facilities.
Through her project, Talimba will:
- Create a website and use social media to spread information on contraception and share young people's stories
- Produce a video documenting young people's barriers to accessing contraception
- Organize 4 meetings with traditional and religious leaders to increase support for youth access to sexual and reproductive health in the community
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Talimba is a sexual rights advocate with six years of experience working on programs. Currently, she is working as a National Program Coordinator for a SRHR initiative called Unite for Body Rights Program. The program targets young people between the ages of 10 and 24, linking the provision of comprehensive sexuality education with improved SRHR services and cultivating an enabling environment for young people to realize their sexual rights. She is also committed to addressing the plight of women and girls with regards to gender-based violence. Talimba is pursuing a Master’s degree in Gender and Development.