This project aims to generate knowledge on adolescents’ perceptions of and requirements for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services among Palestinian refugee camp dwellers in the West Bank and Jordan. SRH services are currently offered only to married girls and women by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)’s health department. The project addresses this critical gap by designing an intervention to expand SRH services to unmarried young and adolescent girls using a rights-based perspective. The study uses mixed methods to design, implement, and evaluate the intervention and it will also train the research team at UNRWA. This will expand the scope of SRH services within existing UNRWA service structures and enhance the capacity of UNRWA staff to conduct research. The expected knowledge products include reports and publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as relevant policy briefs.
PIs: Weeam Hammoudeh and Rita Giacaman
Research team: Abdullatif Husseini, Rula Ghandour, Dima Masoud, Reem Ladadweh