The Population Foundation of India works across the
country through regional offices located in Bihar, Rajasthan
and Uttar Pradesh. Our main office is in New Delhi.
Rajasthan State Office
Set up in 2018, Population Foundation of India’s Rajasthan office has steadily made its presence felt among key stakeholders and is now at the forefront of strategic engagement for adolescent and youth issues in the state. The office is also playing an important role in outreach and training in reproductive and sexual health of adolescents in Bundi, Dungarpur, Karauli and Tonk districts of the state.
Using pictorial cards, a discussion being facilitated about decisions related to their own lives and those around them
Population Foundation of India is implementing the programme, supported by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), in Bundi, Karauli and Dungarpur districts. The aim is to build an enabling environment for young people to access reproductive health services and their rights. PFI has also developed a pool of young local facilitators by training them on adolescent health issues.
Creating an enabling environment for awareness around sexual and reproductive health
Adolescents constitute 23% of the total population of Rajasthan; investing in young people of Rajasthan is indicative of directly investing in the future of the state. Population Foundation of India is working closely with members of civil society, government officials, elected representatives, legislators, grassroots workers, as well as change makers to advance the agenda of adolescent health in Rajasthan. The programme is being supported by Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).
Promoting greater investment in adolescent health and well-being to harness the demographic dividend
Widespread support for Zero Teenage Pregnancy campaign in Rajasthan
As part of our efforts to advance adolescent sexual and reproductive health, Population Foundation of India conducted a two-month long Zero Teenage Pregnancy (ZTP) Campaign with support from the Government of Rajasthan. The campaign was launched on National Youth Day (12 January 2020) by Dr Raghu Sharma (Honourable Health Minister, Government of Rajasthan). In two months, the campaign garnered support from over 200stakeholders across Rajasthan. They included two state-level ministers, 12 Members of Legislative Assembly, 14 bureaucrats and senior government officials, three radio partners and citizens of the state.
The Zero Teenage Pregnancy Campaign (#ZeroTeenMothers) aimed to create public awareness around the high incidence of teenage pregnancies in Rajasthan. It further encouraged stakeholders to make a strong commitment towards ending early marriage and teenage pregnancy.
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