Advocacy & Social Accountability Workshop (West & Central Africa)

The PACT is at the forefront of youth-led social accountability and advocacy for the different policies
and government interventions that intend to address the health and wellbeing of adolescents and
young people especially in the areas of HIV/AIDS and SRH.

The need for strengthened advocacy efforts that yield desired change has always been a topic for discussion across all regions. With countries coming to see the importance of young people in driving the society and advancing development The PACT sought to strengthen the capacity of its member organizations and young people across West and Central Africa on advocacy and social accountability. This was to enable them deepen their advocacy and social accountability efforts towards achieving the overarching goal of a better health outcomes and sustainable development for young people across the region, and for them to be supported in engaging in effective advocacy strategies and activities that can be adapted.

This exercise was a 3-day virtual activity that was carried out via the Zoom meeting platform and had over 25 participants from across the region. Participants were drawn from member organizations of The PACT, and youth-led and youth-serving organizations working around issues such as HIV/AIDS, youth sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), drug policies, sex workers, human rights, and LGBTQI persons.

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