Adolescent girls in well-being and empowerment centres to benefit from reviewed and revised guidelines

06 May 2024

Adolescent girls aged 10 to 19 who are participating in UNICEF-supported well-being and empowerment programmes are set to experience a significant improvement in the quality of services they receive. This change resulted from a consultative workshop to review and revise the protocol. The aim was to ensure these adolescents receive the most needed efficient and quality services.  

The protocol encompasses a wide range of procedures and practices designed to provide adolescent girls in two “Adolescents’ Well-being and Empowerment Centres (MASERRAT)” in Kermanshah and Mashhad with a healthy lifestyle, psychological health support, social and life skills, increased meaningful participation, prevention of drug use, social harms, and risky behaviours, and increased resiliency and self-care. 

For three days, April 29 to May 1, participants from UNICEF, Drug Control Headquarters (DCHQ), Provincial Drug Control Coordination Councils (DCCCs) of Mashhad and Kermanshah, and the Provincial Governorate of Kermanshah sat alongside representatives of adolescent girls and the local service provider NGOs to discuss the protocols’ document, progresses made, and challenges ahead.

So far, 2,900 adolescent girls have received well-being and empowerment support in the two centres jointly supported by UNICEF and DCHQ. In the next step, the revised protocols will be finalised and, following endorsement by the DCHQ and DCCCs, communicated to the two centres in Kermanshah and Mashhad for implementation. 


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