Religious leaders’ handbook on adolescent sexual and reproductive health rights


Date: December 12, 2019
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The main aim of developing the handbook is to assist religious leaders and parents to provide effective sexual and reproductive health guidance to children and adolescents. Religious leaders are strategically placed to support adolescents because they are unanimously regarded as authority figures. Scriptures from both the Bible and the Quran were used to clarify the major themes discussed in this handbook. This handbook has two purposes:

  1. To provide information to religious leaders about adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights, sexually-transmitted infections, and HIV and AIDS.
  2. To help religious leaders to communicate with adolescents about these issues within the context of shared faith.


Author: Prof E Chitando, Dr M.R. Gunda and Dr A. Nyoni
Publisher: Inerela, Save the Children Sweden and UNESCO
Classification Number: 306.7 CHI