The ‘Make Way programme is a programme that aims to break down barriers to Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) by promoting a new way of looking at, and organizing, SRHR issues, through an intersectional lens. This means making overlapping vulnerabilities visible to understand their effects on people’s SRHR. The Make Way project uses an intersectional approach to acknowledge systemic discrimination due to sexual orientation and identity, gender and gender identity, race, economic status, immigration status, national origin, and ability, among other aspects of one’s identity, and that this systemic discrimination impacts access to opportunity. However, recognizing these multiple, systemic
barriers to opportunity and multiple forms of prejudice in adopting an intersectional approach.
Save Generations Organization is coordinating the SRHR Network for young women led organizations working on SRHR aiming at building SRHR activism in Rwanda. Under the champion we rise project, Save Generations Organization with other members of the network conducted an assessment
to document the SRHR issues facing girls and youth from 12 districts of Rwanda with the objective of finding out and identify SRHR issues challenging adolescents, young girls and youth in community and document them for advocacy purposes.
Save Generations Organization a collaborating partner of the Make Way program with the support of National Union of Disability Organizations in Rwanda (NUDOR) under the make way small grant is implementing a project entitled ‘’ Integrating intersectionality for inclusive and equal access of Sexual Reproductive Health Information and Services.
In this regards, Save Generations Organization has organized 2 days Round Table Discussion to analyze the documented SRHR issues with an intersectional lens hence providing inputs on the issues faced by youth with compounded vulnerabilities (YWCV) in accessing SRHR information and services. The round table discussion will bring together Make way Rwanda
Country Coordination Group members (CCGs), Collaborating partners (CP’s) working on SRHR and members of the SRHR Network for young women led organizations to make an intersectional analysis of the documented SRHR issues from different districts of Rwanda to come up with an intersectional report and advocacy paper for Intersectional SRHR lobby and advocacy.
MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
To analyze the documented SRHR issues with an intersectional lens to come up with a report and advocacy paper for intersectional SRHR lobby and advocacy.
• Share documented SRHR issues faced by girls and youth from 12 districts of Rwanda.
• Provide intersectional inputs, comments and recommendations to the report of the documented SRHR issues.
• Make commitments for lobby and advocacy of the intersectional SRHR issues faced by girls and YWCV.