Network of African National Human Rights Institutions

National Multi-stakeholder Meeting On ASRHR, 22-23 July 2024, Lusaka Zambia

NANHRI, through SHARP project funded by the European Union, is implementing the project in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo. NANHRI and partners facilitate a systematic process of beneficiary identification, ensuring that every adolescent, regardless of gender, age, religion, ethnicity or other dimension of diversity is treated equitably and given fair and free opportunity.

Multiple factors across several sectors will contribute to adolescents’ improved access to Reproductive Health (RH) services and commodities within the Great Lakes Region (GLR). Using complementary adolescent-focused and gender transformative strategies, our theory of change consists of four pathways of change which focus on (1) political commitment and financial investments, (2) ensuring that health facilities are held to account for the provision of RH services and commodities that are accessible for adolescents, (3) improving synergies between various sectors via multi-sector engagement driven by adolescents, and (4) pushing for a public opinion that is supportive of Reproductive Health and Rights.

The project thus seeks to work with the Human Rights Commission of Zambia (HRC) to supplement its involvement in the review/implementation of Adolescent Reproductive Health and Rights related policies. It is based on this background that NANHRI will link the HRC with local CSOs and national partners including the Ministry of Health to advocate for the adoption, ratification and implementation of regional policies by the Government that advance Reproductive Health and Rights.