Increasing community awareness of population, reproductive
health & gender concerns, including gender-based violence
& linkage to poverty at the regional level
ZENID's experience in health programs
has illustrated the need to provide access to information on reproductive
health that enables members in local communities (in particular
women and youth) to lead healthy lifestyles and adopt positive
healthy behaviours. Recent years have witnessed an increasing
awareness on issues related to reproductive health.
Knowledge about reproductive health and access to such services
proved to have a huge influence on the well being of individuals
and society as a whole. Without access to appropriate information
and practices, families for example have a high number of children
taking a toll on the mother's health and the economic capabilities
of the family.
Sexually transmitted diseases are spreading, women face the risk
of unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions and newborn babies who
are at risk of unhealthy conditions at the time of birth, can
lead to infant mortality. As a response to healthy challenges,
ZENID in partnership with UNFPA embarked on a program to increase
community awareness of population, reproductive health and gender
concerns in selected areas of the Kingdom. The program also includes
awareness on gender-based violence and linkages to poverty, using
the community outreach approach.