Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescent Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons

Team members: 
Marleen Bosmans

OBJECTIVES

Main objective:

  • To develop instruments for the Belgian international cooperation for the adequate monitoring of projects for the improvement of the sexual and reproductive health of war-affected children and adolescents

     

  • To formulate recommendations for the Belgian international cooperation for the promotion and the protection of the sexual and reproductive health rights of war-affected children and adolescents.

     

Specific objectives:

  • To make a state of the art of sexual and reproductive health rights and needs of children and adolescents in conflict situations.

     

  • To identify lessons learned and challenges in sexual and reproductive health rights and needs of children and adolescents in conflict situations.

     

  • To make an overview of the main stakeholders in sexual and reproductive health of children and adolescents, both in conflict and non-conflict situations.

     

  • To make a databank about sexual and reproductive health rights and needs of children and adolescenst in conflict- and non-conflict situations.

     

  • To make a check-list for the monitoring of projects for sexual and reproductive health of children and adolescents in conflict situations.

     

  • To formulate recommendations for the promotionof sexual and reproductive health rights of children and adolescent and the provision of appropriate sexual and reproductive health services.

     

METHODS

  • Qualitative research with semi-structured interviews, semi-structured focus group discussions and site visits.

ACTIVITIES

  • Literature review and desk study.
  • Analysis of international conventions and policy documents.
  • Case-study in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Seminar for the restitution of the research results.

RESULTS

  • Research report
  • Bosmans M, Temmerman M. Sexual and Reproductive Health of War-affected Children and Adolescents. With a case-study in the DRC. ICRH, Gent, May 2005.
  • Bosmans M, Cikuru MN, Claeys P, Temmerman M. Where Have All the Condoms Gone in Adolescent Programmes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo? Reproductive Health Matters 2006;14(28):80-88.
  • Seminar proceedings.
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Funding agencies: 
Project status: 
Closed
Period: 
01/05/2003-30/06/2004
Ends on: 
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Ends on: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Ends on: 
Thursday, July 26, 2012