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Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Mobilizing adolescents' resilience, resourcefulness, and energy to address their unique vulnerabilities.

  • Increase the availability of and access to age-appropriate adolescent sexual and reproductive health services.
  • Involve adolescents in adolescent sexual and reproductive health programs and provide support to local adolescent-led initiatives and organizations.
  • Create a safe and supportive environment where adolescents can develop and thrive.

Why It Matters

Humanitarian emergencies often increase adolescents’ vulnerability to violence, poverty, separation from families, sexual abuse, and exploitation that can greatly affect the ability of adolescents to practice safe reproductive health behaviors.

We build upon adolescents’ capacities and support local adolescent-led initiatives and organizations in humanitarian responses.

How We Work

Our work on this issue is led by the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR) Sub-Working Group—a dedicated group of IAWG members who set the priorities and objectives of research, implementation, and best practices for adolescent sexual and reproductive health in humanitarian settings. Learn about their current objectives, priorities, and latest work.

Sub-Working Group

Sexual and reproductive health services remain critical during COVID-19

IAWG members and partners are producing clinical and programmatic guidance, assessments, policy papers, and statements to ensure continued prioritization of sexual and reproductive health and rights throughout COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings.