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International Planned Parenthood//WHR
IPPF/Western Hemisphere Region sees Amaze as an opportunity to engage parents and teachers around Comprehensive Sex Education geared towards younger adolescents, and to support them with the online resources they need to do so. They are planning to establish a competitive RFP process among their affiliates in Latin America, that would eventually disseminate info as well as incentivize the uptake of Amaze across their affiliates in Latin America. The affiliates would submit proposals for how they would pilot the videos in their countries. Their goal is to award the funds to 1-2 in-country partners that put forth the best ideas to pilot the videos in their local contexts.
In their Spring Newsletter, Giselle Carino, the new IPPF/WHR Regional Director made the following comments:
“Today we are positioned to amplify this progress under our new strategic plan, which commits to reaching more than five million young people in the Americas and Caribbean with quality sexuality education by 2022. While ambitious, I have no doubt that we will do for sexuality education what we did for family planning more than sixty years ago: create a culture in which sexuality education is viewed as an essential part of gender equality and social development for our nations; an investment that helps governments, communities and families challenge the harmful gender norms that perpetrate a culture of violence; reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, and ultimately, create happier and more equitable societies. I have no doubt we will achieve our goals. We have a strong, imaginative team of staff, volunteers, and allies like you that are dedicated, determined, and open to new approaches and innovative ideas. We have solid partnerships with sister organizations, academic institutions, and governments, and unwavering support from dedicated funders.”
Marie Stopes International
MSI plans to culturally adapt the AMAZE videos to be successful in countries they work in. They are planning to select one country and pilot an approach for adaptation and roll-out that could inform wider adaptation and roll-out in the future. The pilot countries currently under consideration are Bangladesh and Malawi. They see these videos serving as a complement and addition to activities already be implemented within their Comprehensive Sex Education work.
DKT Mexico has been an incredibly valuable resource as we begin to test out our messaging and how best to market our videos to an international audience.