In Cameroon, young people’s access to comprehensive sexuality education is low, leaving them vulnerable to unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortion, and STIs, including HIV. Responding to these concerns, FESADE, founded in 1993, developed an interest in adolescent sexual and reproductive health. FESADE has addressed this hole in young people’s education by developing a peer education program from an outreach center in Yaoundé, and a sexuality education curriculum for schools.
In 2012, IWHC supported FESADE’s advocacy for the integration of its successful comprehensive sexuality education curriculum—especially content related to human rights and gender equality—into the national education curriculum. Additional support was provided to help FESADE redesign and launch a website to establish the organization as the leading source of comprehensive information on young people's sexual and reproductive health and rights in Cameroon.