Adolescents and Young People
NGOs are playing important roles in providing care
and information, and in advancing adolescents’
reproductive rights. In Indonesia, for example, the
Government acknowledges that NGOs are often more
advanced in providing services to adolescents. It reports
that adolescents and “other people who really understand
youth” are managing youth centres developed by
the Indonesian Planned Parenthood Association.
In Ethiopia, NGOs are collaborating in providing
reproductive health services for adolescents through
youth centres and community-based programmes.
They are also encouraging youth to undertake selfinitiated
income-generating activities through
In Jamaica, the Futures Group International, an
international NGO, is collaborating with the Ministry
of Health in carrying out a mass media campaign
promoting abstinence among all adolescents and
educating older ones about safer sex.
In India, the seven NGOs in the Kidavri Network
for Adolescent Skills (a mix of religious, social action,
social research and humanitarian organizations)
serve diverse groups of poor and marginalized adolescents,
including street children, and promotes youth
participation in decision-making.