Sangeet Kayastha

Sangeet Kayastha - 2016 Nominee
Position: Coordinator, SRHR Youth Advocate, Peer Educator
Organization: Y-PEER Asia Pacific Center , Bangkok, Thailand
Mr. Kayastha had been involved since 2006 in the field of SRHR to share the information and knowledge through peer education. He had worked focusing on adolescent health in National and global level. – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I started my work as PEER EDUCATOR in 2006 working in grassroot level of Nepal. Gradually focusing on CSE ( Comphrensive sexuality Education) , i gave my all
Efforts to work in promotion of CSE & other SRHR issues among Young people in Nepal. In 2010 i started my work in international level and since then i had shared my knowledge and information from Peer Educator till the current stage of International Trainer and SHRH advocate in different parts of Nepal and in different countries such as China, Thailand , Myanmar etc.

I believe to count in numbers , i had atleast changed life of more than thousands young people who may not got information on srhr if i would not had reached them in different Urban and Rural parts if Nepal.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

Information of FP & other components of SRHR IS RIGHTS of any individuals in the world. My passion had already grown up as i already spended my 10 years( 2006-2016) of valueable life to share information and knowledge of SRHR ISSUES. Unsafe Abortion &lack of information such as "ANC" , Family Planning is one of the issue which had led to unwanted death of women and girls. Lack of information . Thus my passion is to reduce the unwanted pregnancy& deaths by providing information to young people.

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

My biggest challenge in 10 years of journey was to address the SRHR needs of young people & others after Nepal Earthquake in 2015 in temporary shelters ( humanitarian Settings).
To overcome this challange, I along with my team got information and knowledge theough online communication with other YPEER trainers in Tunisia , Jordan &other countries and try to implement some activities in Nepal. Generating some resources,wealso raised awareness such as GBV, f0 devices etc in temporary shelters .

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

Challange which i see among young girls and women of other age group in South Asia ( including Nepal) is Unsafe abortion. Thought some of the counties such as Nepal had legalized the abortion but due to lack
Of proper information and lack of Youth friendly health services, many women and girls are doing unsafe abortion. Thus i believe sharing information of FP devices and services as well as about safe abortion centers can reduce the problems. It can be done through peereducation & otherMethod

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

In next 5 years, i want to promote volunteerism linking with SRHR & PEER EDUCATION. As one of the challange which governments and other organisation&individual face in most of the world is the lack of economic resources. But if the Volunteerism can be promoted to young peer educators, the information related to srhr can be shared in most cost effective way and can be reached till grass root level. In also would like to achieve SDGs goals by promoting information of SRHR in most effective way

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