Tanzania: A youth center on a mission to destigmatize sexual health

Cultural stigmas leave many young people in Tanzania in the dark about their sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Our Member Association - Chama cha Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania (UMATI) - has come up with a solution at their youth center in Dar es Salaam: peer-to-peer educators.  Every week over 100 youth sign up for services and training at the center.

In 2017 the Global Gag Rule pulled funding from UMATI, however, the Belgian Government stepped in with emergency funding which allowed the center to remain open through the She Decides project.