Founded in 2002, Know Your Body, Know Your Rights (KYBKYR) or Shareer Apna, Adhikar Apne is a national level policy and peer education programme that works with young people between 10 to 25 years old, from in-school and out of school (institutional care homes, gender resource centers, after school learning centers etc) contexts. The programme operates in Delhi NCR, peri-urban areas in Lucknow and rural areas in Jhansi districts of Uttar Pradesh.
KYBKYR works to empower young people to address their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) by delivering Comprehensive Sexuality Education that provides stigma-free and rights-affirming information on issues of gender, sexuality, health, rights, and advocate for the same at community, state and national level.
- Through varied partnerships and national level work, the programme has engaged 300 peer educators and 6000 youth leaders across 16 states in the last 12 years, conducted training of trainer programmes with more then 120 young leaders from 8 states and bought together over 200 young activists from across the country to share best practices and examine strategies to increase access to and scaling the quality of youth led and run Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Youth Friendly Health Services programmes.
- 87 young people were trained as CSE peer educators across Delhi NCR and in two districts of Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow and Jhansi) who in turn conducted 1300 workshops with 1513 participants.
- 5 peer educators from Delhi were granted fellowships and implemented their own projects on the issues of gender fluidity, gender-based violence and mental health.
- In 2016, we audited 19 government and non-government health centres in NCR, to assess the quality of SRH services and the challenges of accessing them. Read about it here.
- We also audited 27 centres of SRH services in Lucknow with 30 peer researchers. This was published as our report, 'Seen Not Heard'.
- A district level dialogue was held in Jhansi where the result and findings of the programmatic work undertaken in the last two years and the experiences of the youth leaders and services providers were shared with Anganwadi, ANM and Asha workers, doctors and government and non-government representatives who attended the event.
- A state-level consultation on youth-led advocacy for SRHR was organised in collaboration with YES Foundation, Bundelkhand Development Foundation, and the Association for Social Development. The consultation aided in examining the current policy landscape and identifying challenges and opportunities in the area of young people's access to SRH services.