BIGD’s Visiting Fellow Ms. Maheen Sultan chaired a session on “Critical Reflections on Adolescents” in a two days conference titled “Gender and Sexual Reproductive Health Conference 2018 for Young Adults”, organized by BRAC James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University. International practitioners and donors from development organizations, agencies and like-minded organizations participated in the conference. In the session, four presentations were made on masculinities, young men in slums, adolescents’ girls, sexual and reproductive health rights and early child marriage. The conference was held in a city hotel on 31st January 2018.
The interactive panels of the Conference included sharing experiences of young people regarding sexuality and relationships, the gendered social norms and expectations and importance of developing life-skills of adolescents, censorship in Sexual and reproductive health and rights education and understandings of informed consent and choice.