Restless Development has just concluded a piece of youth-led research, funded by our DFID, looking at the factors which prevent young people from accessing sexual and reproductive health services in Sierra Leone. The research was carried out in 20 rural communities and was led by 19 young people trained by Restless Development. Over 700 young people were surveyed.
|Researchers presenting finding to stakeholders in Freetown|
The provisional findings from the research were shared with stakeholders at a validation workshop in Freetown on May 9. The workshop was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Health, UNFPA, Marie Stopes, Population Media Center, Health for All Coalition and other youth-focused organizations. Two of the young researchers, Mohamed Buanie and Salamatu Conteh presented the findings. This was followed by a question and answer session during which stakeholders put their queries to the research team.
Some of the key research findings include:
The final report integrating participants’ inputs will be launched in June.