Nadia Ndayikeza

Nadia Ndayikeza - 2016 Nominee
Position: Member
Organization: Réseau National des Jeunes vivants avec le VIH (RNJ+)
Nadia is an advocate for young people living with HIV, and an active member of RNJ+, Burundi’s national network of young people living with HIV. Last year, after seeing firsthand the lack of knowledge and use of female condoms among young women living with and affected by HIV, Nadia started a pilot project in Burundi to expand awareness of and access to female condoms. – Julie Mellin, Manager at Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA)
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

To fight against non desired pregnancies and STIs among young girl and women living with HIV and sex worker, I initiated a project called " availability and distribution of the female condom."
I organize: a survey of the availability and distribution of female condom in support structures.
- Dialogues of exhanges between these young people and women and girl sex worker, to know their ideas, whether they know the female condom there was one that had never seen a femal condom! others buy the ring that are in the female condom and used as a bracelet without knowing.
-Dialogue exchange between healthcare provider, representatives of support structures, representatives of networks of people living with HIV, intervening in matters of HIV and sexual health reprodutrice health.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

My goal is to fight to the increase of STIs and non desired pregnancies among women in general and women living with HIV, and to make the female condom available known as male condoms and help women not to be victims of violene. if the man is not wearing a condom that women have the choice to use the female condom

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your family planning efforts, and what have you done to overcome it?

We did a survey on the availability and distibution condom female, which took a long time in some structures, we find that the condom female remain in stock and EXPIRE the , because they are not distributing as male condom! there is even providers who did not know how to use the female condom .some client responded that they never saw the female condom.

What is your (country/region/city)’s biggest challenge in family planning, and how can it be addressed?

I want to see all people are welcomed in the family planing serices in the same way! I mean the young women I spoke with who have been denied the contraceptive methods, they are not following ! saying that the providers do to assist them
I wanted all provider to know truth that even young women need to have the contraceptive methods instead of accusing them.

What do you want to accomplish in the next 5 years?

I will do my best tomake female condom available,all young women have rights to contraceptive methods when they want,

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