Stimulating the exchange of best practices in the field of protecting the rights and health of underserved populations is an important component of the project “Advocating vulnerable groups’ rights through a stronger civil society in Uzbekistan”. To give more information to the participants of the project about reproductive health and HIV infection, on 30 October our partner “ISHONCH VA HAYOT” organised an online training about understanding and awareness of the importance of combating HIV infection, as well as the importance of reproductive health.
Sergey Uchayev, board member of ISHONCH VA HAYOT:
“Our goal was to make a very informative training. The knowledge gained about HIV infection and prevention methods, as well as about reproductive health issues among young people, will enable the project participants to make informed decisions in their lives, contribute to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and participate in the dissemination of this important information in society. This knowledge will serve as a key to a more informed and responsible approach to health and HIV prevention. I would like to mention that such trainings contribute to the creation of an informed and caring society in Uzbekistan”.
AFEW International, in partnership with ISHONCH VA HAYOT, and with financial support from the European Union, is implementing the programme “Advocating vulnerable groups’ rights through a stronger civil society in Uzbekistan”. It is dedicated to empowering underserved groups in Uzbekistan, such as people vulnerable to discrimination – women, people with disabilities, people living with or at high risk of HIV and migrants, and to protect their rights and freedoms through strengthening and building local CSOs’ own organisations and capacities, thereby strengthening civil society in Uzbekistan.
By giving voice to vulnerable groups and seeking to participate in decision-making, the project contributes to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 16 on developing an inclusive society and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions.
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