Jordan: Training Peer educators for healthier youth
AMMAM[ACTED News] – ACTED is currently training 80 selected students from 8 different Jordanian universities on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and gender-based violence (GBV) issues, as part of its pilot awareness raising project on SRHR in Jordan. Moreover, the training aims to empower them by allowing for the development of key skills for peer education and by acquiring confidence in addressing sensitive issues with their peers and families.
After this three-day intensive training, trained youth will officially become Peer educators, will have access to the worldwide Y-PEER Network and start implementing awareness raising activities themselves in their universities, such as workshops and debates. ACTED believes that this activity will contribute to correcting common misconceptions of youth on SRHR and GBV, to encourage and normalize the dialogue around these sensitive topics and to enhance the protection of youth from at-risk behaviors. This project is supported by the European Union.