Creating Health Awareness For The Most Vulnerable Young People in Maluku; New Partnership Between TMB and JIP

Tifa Melanesia Babunyi (TMB) and Jaringan Indonesia Positif (JIP) just recently signed an MoU to support and empower young people in Maluku to develop self-esteem and life skills that encourage critical thinking, clear communication, responsible decision-making and respectful as well as empathetic behavior to support their peers. This project will be deliver through Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Out of School settings in the capital Ambon.

TMB and JIP will work together for the most vulnerable young people in Maluku to explore and nurture positive values regarding their sexual and reproductive health and rights. This education includes discussions about family life, relationships, culture and gender roles, and also addresses human rights, gender equality, bodily autonomy and threats such as discrimination, sexual abuse and violence.

On Ambon alone, 5,000 people are infected with HIV. From UNFPA research people and communities of Maluku still have little knowledge and education on HIV/AIDS. This program is designed to support HIV/AIDS education mainly for young people including the detailed information about the prevention of infection, how and where to get confidential and reliable testing including treatment on the island, and links to information on how to live and cope with HIV.

Goal: Spreading knowledge on healthy life, sexual reproductive health including HIV awareness to prevent new infections and to improve quality of life for young people living with HIV.

This project is a collaboration between JIP, UNFPA and TMB. The activities and programs have already started. All news and updates will be posted on this website.

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