In India, Rajasthan ranks third in the prevalence of child marriage. This practice drives early childbearing, dropping out of school, sexual exploitation and domestic violence. Furthermore, the State also has the third highest adolescent fertility rate in the country.
In light of this, the Udaan Project is working on designing an intervention, using the Human-Centred Design approach, that will enable unmarried adolescents in Rajasthan to identify sexual and reproductive health issues, prevent risky behaviours, and seek services to improve their sexual and reproductive health.
TYPF is a techncial expert in this programme and works with unmarried adolescent girls to improve their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours around Sexual and Reproductive health issues.
To test the effectiveness of the intervention developed, it will run as a pilot programme for a period of one year between 2018-19. The evidence from the pilot phase will be used as an advocacy tool with the Government of Rajasthan to influence integration within the Rajasthan Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) state strategy for addressing adolescent sexual and reproductive health.