Advocates For Youth (Advocates) champions efforts that help youth make informed, responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. The organization believes strongly in both the right of young people to comprehensive, accurate reproductive and sexual health information and services, and in the power of youth development. Using its 3Rs Philosophy (Rights, Respect, and Responsibility), Advocates works to shift the societal paradigm of adolescent sexuality away from a negative emphasis on fear and ignorance toward the acceptance of sexual development as healthy and the belief that adolescents are a valuable resource. Staff provide information, training, and assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and media in the U.S. and in low- and middle-income countries. The organization’s domestic and international initiatives provide a unique opportunity to disseminate “lessons without borders” within the adolescent reproductive and sexual health (ARSH) field.
“I love this initiative! In my 25 years at Advocates for Youth, I can truly say that AMAZE is one of my favorite projects! It’s fun and creative and meets young adolescents right where they are! What a joy to be a part of something so innovative and yet so educational!”
– Deb Hauser, President, Advocates for Youth.
Answer is a national organization that provides and promotes access to comprehensive sex education for young people and training for the adults who teach them. Answer is dedicated to ensuring young people have the knowledge and skills they need to be happy, healthy and safe well into the future. For more than 35 years, Answer has helped adults be the best sexuality educators they can be by providing the latest resources, most current information and best practices for reaching and teaching the youth in their lives. Answer’s signature publication, Sex, Etc., is a teen-written sexual health magazine and website which reaches over two million young people every year with honest, accurate sexual health information and resources.
“Answer is committed to centering the voices of young people in everything we do; being a partner in AMAZE provides another opportunity for us to do just that. AMAZE builds on Answer’s legacy of leveraging technology to deliver sexual health information in a format that resonates with teens. Through AMAZE, we are thrilled to be reaching a critical and often overlooked audience of younger adolescents.”
YTH (Youth+Tech+Health) is an initiative of ETR, specializing in youth-centered health design that advances the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and wellness of young people using new media and technologies. ETR advances health equity by designing science-based solutions and the goal of the YTH Initiative is to develop innovative solutions for youth health and wellness. YTH is the partner of choice for those in search of new ways to advance the health of youth and young adults through technology. YTH drives change by creating, evaluating, and refining technology solutions and providing partners with proven models ready for scale and replication and also build the capacity of the community to advance youth health by providing research, training, idea generation, and expert advice. YTH has pioneered many digital solutions to reach youth with information and services where they want it and when they need it.
Bhupendra Sheoran serves as the Managing Director.
“AMAZE does indeed take the weird out of sex ed. YTH is fortunate to be working with adolescents and the other Amaze partners in this pioneering campaign to reach adolescents and their adult allies with authentic and real sexual health information”
– Bhupendra Sheoran
UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. We work towards the achievement of the following transformative results: ending unmet need for family planning, ending preventable maternal death, ending gender-based violence and harmful practices, and particularly in the East and Southern Africa Region, ending the sexual transmission of HIV. As an AMAZE partner, we are adapting and creating original videos that speak to the particular socio-cultural contexts in the 23 countries of the East and Southern Africa region that impact upon the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents and young people. For more information, see https://esaro.unfpa.org/
The TVSMITHS is a proudly African content producer specializing in entertainment. The company conceptualizes and executes content such as advertising campaigns and corporate videos, but focuses mainly on television series of an educational or entertainment nature. Its largest market is South Africa, with work in DRC and Nigeria, and extended recently to Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA). Within this territory The TVSMITHS produces “edutainment” programs and campaigns for broadcast and digital clients, providing key learning outcomes through imaginative and compelling stories that capture the hearts and minds of Africans.
The TVSMITHS is proud to work with all the AMAZE partners to ensure that sexuality education in Africa is advanced through the creation of both original videos and the repurposing of existing videos from the United States. The company also curates and implements the digital conversation calendar for AMAZE South Africa, aimed at children aged 10 to 14, as well as their parents and caregivers on AMAZE Parents Africa. This is achieved in collaboration with its client, Advocates for Youth, and its local technical partner, the United Nations Population Fund. “The South African market is highly segmented because of the country’s apartheid history, which has created extreme levels of inequality in terms of wealth and education. Grappling with this challenge for many years has taught us how to reach diverse audiences, and we aim to use this experience to create meaningful and engaging content that speaks beyond the borders of South Africa to every AMAZE child, parent and caregiver on the continent.” – Anthony Wayment-Nel, CEO.
AOOSUNG was founded in 2003 and works to enable South Koreans to have improved knowledge about sexual health and sexuality and lead healthy lives. AOOSUNG develops resources for educating teachers, parents and teenagers about youth development and sexuality and provides sexuality education and counseling to young people, including lower-income youth and victims of sexual violence.
Fòs Feminista is as an intersectional feminist organization centered around the sexual and reproductive rights and needs of women, girls, and gender-diverse people. Led and governed by the Global South, Fòs Feminista works as an alliance of organizations in 40+ countries that collaborate and coordinate their actions toward advancing shared priorities and addressing common challenges to achieve sexual and reproductive justice for all. As the connecting fabric of this alliance, Fòs Feminista orchestrates trans-national and transregional action, amplifies partners’ work, and promotes South-South learning and collaboration toward achieving common objectives. Together with our partners, we reach young people with comprehensive sexuality education; provide access to sexual and reproductive health care, including contraception, abortion, and care for victims of gender-based violence; and advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights from an intersectional lens in national, regional, and global spaces.
Fòs Feminista is proud of its collaboration with AMAZE, as it has had a positive impact in the lives of so many young people. What we like about AMAZE is that it is an innovative and youth-centered educational resource that offers evidence-based, quality, and inclusive comprehensive sexuality education. So far, we have accompanied the production of new videos and the adaptation of more than 70 AMAZE videos into Spanish and other local languages spoken in the Latin American and Caribbean regions. We hope to continue this expansion of AMAZE to reach more young people, parents, and educators.
PILCON is a nonprofit organization in Japan which expands the sexual health education learned from a dialogue. Aiming to realize a society that enables everyone to build good relationships and choose their own ways of life, it was founded by Asuka Someya, in 2013. PILCON stands for: Program for Ideal Life through Communication & Networking. We disseminate information on sexual health and wellness. We also provide programs to help everyone realize their own ideal life and lifestyle by promoting communication through workshops and establishing social resource networks. Now we implement sexual health education programs for youth and parents.
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.
Projet Jeune Leader is a youth-founded, youth-led, and youth-centered organization in Madagascar striving to transform the lives of young Malagasy adolescents through comprehensive sexuality education. They run an innovative, multi-component, school-based comprehensive sexuality education program in public middle schools in Madagascar.
Tasaseks is a Finnish startup founded by a basic education teacher and authorized sexuality educator Sofia Lind. Tasaseks has a mission to revolutionize comprehensive sexuality education in Finland by making it more student centric with a sound, pedagogical approach. Tasaseks engages students with games, videos, experiential learning and drama approaches that make sex ed fun, not only for the students but for their teachers too. Currently, the pedagogical materials are only in Finnish but the team is working towards a multilingual future, hoping to make sex ed fun everywhere.
Tasaseks trains teachers around the country in Finland with workshops on active learning approaches in sexuality education. They work together with multiple Regional State Administrative Agencies, teacher student organizations, municipalities, and the University of Helsinki.
Founder Sofia Lind on sexuality education in Finland:
”In order to reach a more equal and comprehensive sexuality education reality, we need to ensure that every teacher knows about the benefits of sex ed. Tasaseks provides training to as many teachers as possible and pedagogical materials that guide educators at the same time as they activate learners.”
Instagram in English @tasaseks_sexed
Founded in July 2009, Roots of Health (Ugat ng Kalusugan; ROH) provides educational and clinical services to women, youth, and families in the Philippines so they can lead healthy reproductive lives. In 2019 alone, ROH provided over 17,000 women and girls with contraceptive methods of their choice and educated over 15,000 young people about their bodies and their sexual health. Over the same period, ROH trained a group of youth advocates who referred nearly 1,000 young individuals to ROH’s clinical services for contraceptive counseling and/ or confidential HIV screenings. Additionally, ROH has trained nearly 500 local government workers in reproductive health information, especially in regards to adolescent-specific needs.
Founded in 2011, lil is a non-profit organization based in Graz, Austria, that provides modern comprehensive sexuality education and health services with a focus on diversity, equality, gender rights, and social responsibility. Lil works closely with adolescents, students, parents, schools, educators, and healthcare professionals to promote an honest and transparent discussion on sexual education and reproductive health.
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a global non-governmental organization with the broad aims of promoting sexual and reproductive health and advocating the right of individuals to make their own choices in family planning. The charity is a Federation of 118 Member Associations working in 129 countries. Member Associations provide non-profit sexual health and reproductive health services, advocacy, training, and education. IPPF leads the locally owned, globally connected civil society movement that provides and enables services and champions sexual and reproductive health and rights for all, especially the under-served.
“IPPF is committed to supporting regional offices and Member Associations in enhancing their existing comprehensive sexuality education programs by expanding AMAZE globally.”
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a global healthcare provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. IPPF South Asia Regional Office (SARO) is one of the six regional networks of IPPF. We are a worldwide federation of national organizations working with and for communities in more than 160 countries. We emerged out of a volunteer-led social movement in the 1950s demanding the right of women to have control over their fertility. We work to ensure people are free to make choices about their sexuality and well-being, in a world without discrimination. We work towards a world where women, men and young people everywhere have control over their own bodies.
Women and Their Bodies” is a non-profit organization working to promote comprehensive social change in the perceptions of Israeli women and girls regarding their health and sexual health. Established in 2005, the organization has hundreds of professional volunteers from the fields of medicine, education, and healthcare. WTB is a women’s organization that works for women, their health and quality of life, by raising awareness for women’s health rights, and the basic belief that women are the source of authority on their own bodies.
WTB’s main goals are to: promote awareness of health issues affecting women and girls from a broad perspective that addresses social, economic, physical, sexual, and emotional factors; educate women and girls about their rights and facilitate access to health services; promote a holistic approach to women’s health; produce and distribute information in Hebrew and Arabic; and create an open platform for discussion among women and girls from different social groups, ages, and status about health, sexuality, and their bodies.
Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU) is a Ugandan- based, youth-centered, non-profit organization focused on
youth empowerment programs with an emphasis on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR),
modern contraception / family planning, and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. RAHU fundamentally
focuses on shifting attitudes regarding social norms and values that limit access to SRHR information
and services through the design and implementation of creative communication campaigns to create
awareness and mitigate sexual health risks among young people 12 – 24 years of age.
‘Put A Period’ is a non-profit, youth-led organization working to eliminate the stigma and taboo surrounding sexual and reproductive health in Bangladesh. ‘Put A Period’ works to eradicate myths and misinformation about menstruation and sexual and reproductive health by increasing access to accurate information for all mainly through workshops and online, video content. Through these efforts, ‘Put A Period’ initiates healthy discourse concerning stigmatized issues such as menstruation and focuses on making sanitary products available for marginalized communities.
‘Put A Period’s partnership with AMAZE focuses on efficiently delivering information on sexual and reproductive health through AMAZE educational videos subtitled into Bengali to easily reach adolescents, including vulnerable adolescents. ‘Put A Period’ is excited to work in association with AMAZE towards achieving a society where everyone feels safe and comfortable to talk about menstruation, gender, and reproduction.
Facebook page: facebook.com/putaperiod.org
The WiderNet Project is publishing AMAZE via the eGranary Digital Library to people lacking Internet access in countries around the world.
Türkiye Aile Sağlığı ve Planlaması Vakfı (TAPV) was founded in 1985 by a group of business people, academics, and representatives of business associations. The mission of TAPV is to promote gender equality while improving women’s and girls’ access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights, and to raise the quality of life of all individuals.
Through its Sexual Health Education Program, TAPV gives telephone counseling to promote individual access to factual information, gives sexuality education in schools to support children and adolescents during their sexual developmental processes, organizes seminars and workshops for parents, school counselors and teachers in order to raise awareness of children’s needs and expectations during their stages of sexual development, and gives training to nurses and midwives in order to advance knowledge and practice in sexual and reproductive health matters among service providers.
TAPV aims to raise the quality of family planning, spread contraception methods, facilitate the access to health service, and increase awareness on sexual health.
Queer Lexikon e.V. was founded in 2012 in Germany. Queer Lexikon is an online platform that aims to inform and support LGBTQIA teenagers and young adults during their Coming Out with a Chat room, informational Videos, and brochures (e,g, on safer sex for LGBTQIA teenagers), and much more!
Queer Lexikon is subtitling AMAZE videos into German.
The Smile Outreach started as an ‘outreach’ program in 2018. The ‘convener’ Bidemi Adedire, wanted to bring together a group of young passionate people, who were enthusiastic about touching lives and leaving positive marks in their societies. The Smile Outreach partners with well-meaning individuals of change and organizations to fight against cross-generational sexual relationships; seek to enhance continuing personal development (CPD); offer volunteer training for nonprofits, and they also provide emotional, mental, and material relief to the African audience.
Papardes zieds is a voluntary and democratic public benefit organization founded in 1994. They are one of the largest non-governmental organizations in Latvia, which have been successfully working in the field of reproductive health and rights throughout Latvia for many years, educating young people about healthy and safe relationships, sexual and reproductive health and various other topics.
Colectivo para la Participación de la Infancia y Juventud (COPIJ) is an organization in Guatemala with over 20 years of experience working with girls, adolescents, and young people in the field of sexual and reproductive health and comprehensive sexuality education. COPIJ is dedicated to countering misinformation and providing timely, appropriate, and accurate information to young people and their communities. COPIJ supports an extensive network of young volunteers who work as health promoters in Jalapa, which has fostered community engagement in very different social environments.
“We believe in the power that information provides young people. That is why we are confident that as partners of AMAZE, we will be able to make the most of their extensive experience in logistical and audiovisual work to provide accurate and timely information to all young people.” In collaboration with AMAZE en Español, COPIJ has dubbed and is disseminating AMAZE videos addressing puberty, bullying, and being a good listener, all of which are available online via YouTube.
SALAMA – the Lebanese Association for Family Health is an NGO founded in 2008 is a member association of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). SALAMA advocates for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and provides high-quality sexual and reproductive health services for young people, men, and women. SALAMA works to raise awareness for all groups in society (particularly the underserved and marginalized) in order that they will make informed decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive health and rights. SALAMA is a member of various working groups and networks in Lebanon and at the Arab world regional level. SALAMA seeks to improve the quality of life of individuals and to ensure community development by strengthening partnerships with stakeholders.
“SALAMA’s partnership with AMAZE aims at filling a gap in sexuality education resources for adolescents that are age-appropriate, fun, and affirming while reaching a wider number of adolescents with positive messages around sexual and reproductive health and rights. SALAMA will use AMAZE videos on social media platforms and during awareness sessions, training, and community activities.”
Stand We Speak: Building “A 21st-century sexual health ecosystem in India.”
StandWeSpeak envisions a world where every individual is equipped with knowledge, attitude, skills and values required not only to actively take care of their own sexual health, well-being & dignity; but also to develop social and sexual relationships based on respect and make responsible choices in their future.
StandWeSpeak has partnered with AMAZE to subtitle approximately 50 videos into Hindi. The subtitled videos can be accessed through their website at standwespeak.com
The Love Matters Global Network is a collective of organizations around the world, that implement the unique Love Matters model of online sexuality education to support safe, healthy, and pleasurable love, sex, and relationships for young people.
All member organizations collaborate to scale the cumulative impact and resources of the Love Matters Global Network by; working together to exchange expertise, innovation, learnings, and best practices in digital sexuality education.
Three of the seven Love Matters members in Kenya Nigeria and DRC, will reach and grow existing online audiences by sharing a selection of AMAZE’s educational, age-appropriate, humorous sex education videos.
“As the Love Matters Global Network, we see that the partnership with AMAZE offers a unique opportunity to respond to our audience’s needs and desires by efficiently increasing sex educational video content available on Love Matters platforms while ensuring engagement through localization and dubbing.”
Association HERA XXI is an NGO in Georgia founded in 1997 and is a member association of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). Association HERA XXI supports the empowerment of volunteers and realization of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) through providing Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), quality services, and advocating SRHR at national and international levels.
“Solid partnership on Comprehensive Sexuality Education is an effective way to invest in youth well-being which is why we are excited to integrate AMAZE’s new approach and digital innovative ideas” -Nino Tsuleiskiri, ED Association HERA XXI.
Established in 1959, the Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN), a member association of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), a major partner of the Government of Nepal’s national family planning program, contributing a significant portion of family planning services in Nepal annually. FPAN is Nepal’s first national sexual and reproductive health service delivery and advocacy organization. We work across 37 districts to provide critical health services to poor, marginalized, socially excluded, and underserved (PMSEU) communities, including sex workers, people living with HIV (PLHIV), LGBTI people, injecting drug users, men who have sex with men, migrant workers, and survivors of gender-based violence (GBV).
“Because our key areas of emphasis include adolescent sexual and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment, safe abortion, the prevention of gender-based violence (GBV), and support for its victims, AMAZE videos will help us to raise awareness of these issues and enhance our current comprehensive sexuality education programs.”
Family Planning Association India (FPAI) is a premier civil society organization delivering essential health services focusing on sexual and reproductive health in over 18 states and union territories of India (through 40 branches), in regions where key developmental indicators are poor and gender disparities are high. FPAI is a Member Association of the International Planned Parenthood Federation. FPAI reaches out to Young People with information, counseling, and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services. Increasing access to comprehensive sexuality education to enable young people to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights is a strategic priority for the Association.
Current circumstances (COVID-19 pandemic and technological progress and access) around the world, have made it imperative and conducive to reach young masses via a digital medium. A considerable young population are using smartphones or have access to a smartphone, and the internet even in rural areas. AMAZE has done fantastic innovation in animating the complex topic of sexual and reproductive health and rights making it simple and enjoyable. FPAI would like to benefit from AMAZE videos in order to reach large numbers of young people.
Intimatica is a Belarussian startup dedicated to providing adolescent sexual health and development information to young people in Belarus. Intimatica seeks to answer the most common questions that may arise as adolescents experience the physical and emotional changes that often go along with puberty, in the hopes of normalizing conversations about sexual development.
Through their work, Intimatica presents information in various creative ways such as through funny cartoons, articles, and sharing real- life stories that adolescents can relate to.
To learn more about Intimatica and watch their AMAZE videos dubbed into Russian, visit Intimatica’s website as well as their YouTube channel.
Mobile App: intimatica.app
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBRKNefQzIX0sCH-78vkJqw/videos
RHAC is a Cambodian member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), a leading organization working to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights. RHAC provides services and support to women, girls, adolescents, and new and emerging vulnerable groups. RHAC works with national and international partners, private sector organizations, CSOs, and relevant government ministries to ensure SRHR are respected and protected. We deliver our work through community networks, social media platforms, linkages with service providers, and through evidence-based advocacy for better policies and practices.
Aliansi Satu Visi (ASV) is the only alliance in Indonesia that focuses on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Since 2010, ASV together with its 20 members in 10 provinces have carried out various interventions to fulfill the rights of women, young people and marginalized groups. In our newest strategic plan, we envision a world where young people with diverse identities are empowered to enjoy their right to sexual and reproductive health without stigma and discrimination. To achieve this vision, ASV intends to encourage the emergence of Indonesian youth movements on SRHR through: (1) Strengthening youth movements at the local level; (2) Building youth movements at the national level; and (3) Building SRHR campaign and advocacy platform to realize SRHR education, SRHR services and, comprehensive SRHR protection.
Through collaboration with AMAZE, ASV aims to address the need for Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) during the time of the pandemic. In this project, ASV will develop an online-based CSE education module for SRHR educators and adapt videos from AMAZE as one of the learning materials. The module and videos will also be launched and promoted nationwide and expected to be endorsed by the national government.
YouTube: (click here)
The Planned Parenthood Association of Thailand or PPAT, under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness, the Princess Mother, is a non-profit organization, a leading sexual and reproductive health learning agency supporting the population’s quality of life to sustainable development. PPAT was founded in 1970 and became a member of IPPF in 1977. PPAT works to advocate for policy and framework on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), to increase access of population in Thailand to quality sexual and reproductive health services, and to campaign for SRHR knowledge dissemination covering every corner of Thailand.
We are very pleased to be an AMAZE partner. We translate AMAZE videos into Thai for educating adolescents in Thailand on sexual and reproductive health and rights to make our Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) sessions more fun, engaging, interactive, and appealing.
Fundación Meniños is a non-profit organization based in Galicia, Spain, dedicated to child and youth protection. Since 1996, Fundación Meniños has reached over 9.238 children and 6.952 families, and has carried out educational projects for 126.681 pupils and 7.986 teachers in more tan 1.000 schools throughout Asturias and Galicia.
Fundación Meniños belongs to several networks dedicated to children welfare, including the European Anti-Poverty Network. In 2016, Fundación Meniños received the Good Practices award by UNICEF.
In collaboration with AMAZE, Fundación Meniños has dubbed select AMAZE videos into Galician.
DAMAN is an Iranian team composed of child psychologists, facilitators, and educators. This team runs Daman Education, a platform that provides free sexuality education covering an array of topics including gender and rights and social responsibilities for children, young adults, families, and educators.
“We are trying to revolutionize comprehensive education in Iran by investigating incorrect educational and sexual concepts in Iranian culture and trying to improve them. Daman intends to ensure at the outset that every Iranian teacher and parent is aware of the benefits and necessities of sex education.”
In collaboration with AMAZE, Daman Education is subtitling select AMAZE videos into Persian.
Email: [email protected]
Founded in 1998, the Reproductive Health Training Center (RHTC) of the Republic of Moldova is a non-governmental organization with the mission of protecting and promoting the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all people. RHTC envisions a world in which every person, no matter their residence, sex, gender, age, ethnicity, or physical or mental condition, is able to freely and openly exercise their sexual and reproductive rights and have ready access to quality sexual and reproductive health services and information.
RHTC has continually promoted this vision by providing family planning and abortion services, facilitating trainings with providers and beneficiaries, raising awareness through public outreach campaigns, creating and adapting informational materials, conducting clinical research, overseeing national strategies and programs, developing and revising clinical guidelines and university curricula, and advocating for national-level policy changes.
Foróige is the leading youth organisation in Ireland and has been working with young people since 1952. Their purpose is to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their development and in the development of society. Foróige’s REAL U (Relationships Explored and Life Uncovered) Programme is a personal development and sex education programme aimed at equipping young people, aged 12-18, with the skills, knowledge and confidence to develop healthy relationships and delay the onset of early sexual activity. REAL U was developed by Foróige in response to an identified need to enhance service delivery to young people in the area of sexual health.
Foróige is integrating AMAZE videos into REAL U.
The Georgetown University Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) has over 25 years of experience in designing and implementing evidence-based programs that address critical needs in sexual and reproductive health. IRH’s emphasis on increasing fertility awareness through life-stage appropriate interventions and expanding access to fertility awareness-based family planning methods (FAM) in an informed choice context, is aimed at improving access to and use of family planning. In addition, IRH’s efforts in developing scalable interventions to transform gender norms and catalyze the diffusion of social norms further support family planning.
IRH is collaborating with AMAZE and the Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Alliance in Uganda to adapt, develop and disseminate youth-centered videos with critical fertility awareness information. Through this partnership, we hope to support a network of peer educators and youth groups to deliver age-appropriate information to their young audience.
The Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) is a provider of quality sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to all Filipinos especially the marginalized sectors. It conducts its business by operating clinics and outreach services in partnership with other private or public health facilities and community organizations. FPOP clinics provides integrated package of essential services on family planning and reproductive health. It has a network of community-based distributors and volunteer peer educators that serves as FPOP’s link to the communities. FPOP is a pioneer and a strong advocate of Youth Friendly Services. It is also providing sexual and reproductive health services to women and children in humanitarian emergencies.
FPOP as a non-government organization that strongly advocate for adolescent sexual and reproductive health believes that the partnership with Amaze will be a great help for the community to easily understand the adaptation of the materials into local language of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education.
TeenBook is India’s first dynamic digital resource hub for teenagers, parents and educators on comprehensive sexuality education and other life skills necessary for a happy and healthy journey from adolescence to adulthood. Our bilingual website with an annual visitor base of over 1 million is a comprehensive resource for teenagers where they find helpful advice and information they need to make informed decisions. We also have a thriving community on instagram where we are connected to nearly 20,000 teenagers. We also run The TeenBook Podcast that covers a whole range of issues that teenagers need support with during their teenage years. TeenBook is an initiative of Development Consortium, a non-profit based in India.
Our partnership with Amaze has played a critical role in strengthening our comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) work with easy to navigate videos on highly stigmatised topics and has helped us add to the pool of quality CSE content for Indian adolescents, which is currently very limited and not very engaging.
Founded in 1975 and based Togo, the Association Togolaise pour le Bien-Etre Familial (ATBEF) is a non-profit organization working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). A member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the ATBEF is a recognized leader in family planning and sexual and reproductive health service provision.
ATBEF works alongside the Togolese government to prevent maternal and infant mortality, infertility, harmful traditional practices, unsafe abortion, and STIs, including HIV. ATBEF delivers services through five stationary and three mobile clinics along with a network of 800 community health agents and programming that reaches approximately 4 million people per year.
Learn more about ATBEF
Youth Development Labs (YLabs) is a global design and research organization working to improve health and economic opportunity for young people aged 10–24 years. Based in Rwanda and the USA, YLabs works in 16 countries to improve young people’s health, economic opportunity, gender equality, and health. CyberRwanda is a digital platform that aims to improve the health and livelihoods of urban and peri-urban adolescents (12-19 years) by supporting them at every step of their healthcare journey. Co-designed with over 800 Rwandan youth, the CyberRwanda online platform and corresponding program includes an educational webcomic, a robust FAQ library, an online shop for health products, and a youth-friendly healthcare locator. For young people who do not have phone access, CyberRwanda is currently reaching over 25,000 youth on tablets in 44 schools across eight districts and nine youth centers across the country.
There has been huge demand from our users for video content, and we are delighted to be able to adapt AMAZE videos for Rwanda and distribute them to the youth population through targeted events and digital marketing.
Twitter / Instagram: @YLabsGlobal
Young Women Empowerment Network (YWEN) is a grassroots organization based in Namibia that works to end HIV related stigma and discrimination. YWEN works with adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) living with and affected by HIV in rural areas in four regions of Namibia. AGYW face particular vulnerabilities just because they are girls and women and ensuring that they have correct information, access to services, and leadership opportunities is critical to addressing disproportionately high levels of HIV and related stigma and discrimination. YWEN is one of the very few grassroots organizations that works to ensure that AGYW from rural areas have a voice within spaces that discuss issues that affect them. YWEN partners with AMAZE to adapt, develop and disseminate videos with and for AGYW living and affected by HIV in Namibia.
Danuma Jeevithaya is a digital space dedicated to adolescent sexual health and development. In collaboration with AMAZE, Danuma has dubbed select AMAZE videos into Sinhala.
“Our goal is to help our communities develop the knowledge, perspectives, and values that will enable them to actively take care of their sexual health in a civilized society and establish respectable relationships between themselves.”
[Sinhala AMAZE videos]
Ibis Reproductive Health (Ibis), is a global research organization that drives change through bold, rigorous research and principled partnerships that advance sexual and reproductive autonomy, choices and health worldwide. Our South Africa office opened in 2003. Through our Ibis Africa Regional Strategy and work, Ibis plans to broaden and expand its work to better respond to sexual reproductive health services (SRHR) issues in a way that address priorities, needs, and lived realities in the Africa region. Our partners include advocates, policymakers, and reproductive health service-delivery organizations working in a variety of contexts. Our work aims to expand and transform access to sexual health and reproductive services. In addition, Ibis aims to increase access to comprehensive sexuality information. The mmoho campaign is a key project in expanding SRHR information. Mmoho aims to expand access for young people to sexual reproductive health information and services including access to contraception and safe abortion services, gender-based violence and HIV and AIDS.
As an AMAZE regional lead partner, Ibis through the mmoho campaign will coordinate and expand the use, development, adaptation, and dissemination of AMAZE videos and resources for young people in sub-Saharan Africa.
For more information on the mmoho campaign see https://www.mmoho.org/
Girls Learn International (GLI), a program of the Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), is educating and energizing middle and high school students to boldly take action for human rights, gender equity and access to education. With 220 active school-based Chapters, across 28 U.S. states and 14 countries, GLI is training and mobilizing more than 5,000 young people ages 10-18. Together with student leaders, including the Student Advisory Board, GLI is building a movement of informed advocates and a new generation of leaders and activists for social change. GLI teaches leadership skills, and provides opportunities for students to connect with a network of student advocates and leaders locally, nationally and globally. We at GLI love to see young people taking charge of their health and advocating for their own wellbeing, and that is what AMAZE does best! We love the AMAZE resources, and so do our students. GLI shares every new video with our community of students, teachers and parents.
The Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Alliance Uganda is a consortium of organisations that stand for and promote young people’s SRHR. We are organisations with a strong niche, expertise, and experience in key aspects of SRHR programming for vulnerable and marginalised groups of adolescents and young people. Our work is to ensure that all young people have access to high quality youth-friendly, SRHR information and services within a safe and supportive environment.
SRHR Alliance Uganda’s partnership with AMAZE is to ensure that young people, especially the young adolescents, have access to accurate and age appropriate Fertility Awareness SRHR information, through fun, innovative and engaging avenues. Together, with AMAZE, the SRHR Alliance Uganda created two new animations and also had the opportunity to adapt two others to the Ugandan context. These animated works have been disseminated through various avenues such as mainstream media, digital media, and through peer learning sessions in and out of schools.
YouTube: SRHR Alliance Uganda
Prayas (Initiatives in Health, Energy, Learning and Parenthood) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization based in Pune, India. Prayas Health Group (PHG) works mainly in the area of sexuality and HIV/AIDS. PHG is committed to generating evidence-based discourse on emerging sexual and reproductive health and rights issues. It works towards taking scientific evidence to communities in a simple, sensitive, non-judgmental, empowering and effective manner. PHG is actively involved in providing clinical care to people living with HIV, programmatic interventions, socio-behavioural and epidemiological research, awareness building, and policy advocacy. Basing our work on a more affirmative and rights-based approach, we engage in understanding the sexual and reproductive health needs of populations, especially youth, and work towards improving people’s access to accurate information, non-judgmental services, and building their agency to make informed decisions.
We are collaborating with AMAZE to adopt the videos in Marathi and Hindi and increase Indian adolescents’ access to sexuality education. Most adolescents in India do not receive comprehensive sexuality education in schools. Parents and educators often find it challenging to initiate conversations and avoid broaching topics. The Amaze videos in Marathi and Hindi are expected to bridge this gap by giving direct open access to adolescents and adults.
OS AIDO is a nascent organization, with the sole purpose of providing online Comprehensive Sexuality Education to Greek speaking youth, their caregivers, educators and professionals. OS AIDO in collaboration with AMAZE, plans to dub and localize a selection of videos based on the International Technical Guidance of Sexuality Education becoming the 1st online sexual health resource in Greece.
The Integral Orientation and Research Center (COIN) is a Dominican NGO, created on November 28, 1988, by a multidisciplinary team with shared experience in community and health work. COIN was born as a result of the emergence of the HIV / AIDS epidemic, and human trafficking in the Dominican Republic.
Oky is the first-of-its-kind education and period tracker digital solution, co-created with and for girls in low and middle income countries. By using Oky, adolescent girls learn about their body, puberty, and reproductive health in positive and empowering ways, while practicing and improving their digital literacy. It also tackles taboos and misconceptions, and offers quality, evidence-based information about menstruation and sexual and reproductive health. Oky is available in local girl-friendly languages that meets girls’ needs and answers the questions they have.
Oky partnered with AMAZE to leverage AMAZE’s videos that provide girls with engaging, educational and age-appropriate short animation videos on sexual reproductive health. AMAZE, just like Oky, puts young people’s needs at the centre of their videos, ensuring they have access to accurate and fun information on puberty, reproduction and sexuality.
#stop_sexting is the largest NGO in Ukraine on the protection of children on the Internet. We received the UN Global Compact Award and have taught more than 800,000 children, parents and educators in total. We also set up the country’s first Internet Safety Helpline with the Government Contact Center and a psychological support line for specialists, children, and parents on the topic of online risks on the site.
Love Matters Arabic (LMA) is an educational and interactive project that creates and makes available knowledge about Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Arabic. We look at the various topics of SRHR through a pleasure-positive lens, while taking into consideration the health and social aspects. We aim to support young people’s agency to make informed decisions that could lead to a pleasurable sexual and reproductive life by providing updated and unbiased sources of knowledge while questioning common misconceptions and changing negative attitudes towards sex, pleasure, and relationships.