This case study was developed using information from the project’s monitoring data and with information provided by branches of OSSA.As part of the project, young people who sell sex were selected and trained to become peer educators.The project was led by the Organisation for Support Services for AIDS (OSSA) as part of Link Up, a five-country programme working to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of one million young people most affected by HIV in Bangladesh, Burundi, Ethiopia, Myanmar, and Uganda.
More than 11.5 billion dollar according to independent study stolen from Ethiopia in the last decade alone.
UK the major donor to the Ethiopian dictatorship should investigate this financial crime and the role of its financial industry.
This approach invests in people, who in turn share information to their friends, peers, family members and children." The case study outlines a number of challenges faced by the peer educators and nurse counsellors.
This includes group dynamics in which some groups did not bond and in other cases group members did not always respect their peer educator.
Group members also sometimes requested additional refreshments (beyond the coffee and bread already provided) to come to sessions.
In addition, the priorities of young people who sell sex are often not SRHR-related, but rather the need to provide housing, food, and clothing for themselves and their families, plus the need to attend school or start a business.
According to the case study, over a 12-month period (January to December 2014), OSSA and its partners trained 468 young people who sell sex as peer educators, and reached 16,087 young people who sell sex with peer education sessions in the community.
Of these, 35% (5,635) received referrals for clinical services, of which 30% (1,707) went to health facilities where they took up or completed services.
It shares borders with Eritrea to the north and northeast, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south.
With nearly 100 million inhabitants, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world, as well as the second-most populous nation on the African continent after Nigeria.
Any group member wanting access to contraceptive methods, STI or HIV services, counselling or other support receive a referral slip.