We work on a range of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) issues through a diverse list of partners, community based organisations (CBOs), government stakeholders, regional bodies and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). Our work extends to the district level, regional and even a global level where we make a marked impact through our programmes. Presently, we operate in Botswana, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
SAT Zimbabwe’s portfolio has 10 partners, spread across 9 districts. These districts include the Harare and Bulawayo Metropolitan Provinces; Mutasa in Manicaland Province; Goromonzi in Mashonaland East Province; Esigodini, Insiza and Gwanda in the Matabeleland South Province; Zvishavane in the Midlands Province and Kariba in the Mashonaland West Province. The Zimbabwe portfolio has a mix of partners focusing on Gender Based Violence (GBV), Early Child Marriages, Keeping Girls Safe in Schools, Menstrual Health, Cervical Cancer, Sexuality Education, HIV Counselling and Testing.
SAT Botswana works with implementing partners which focus on preventing Gender Based Violence (GBV) against women and girls as well increasing access to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Services for young people through technological innovations. SAT Botswana developed interactive online platforms (OpenHelp and TeenWyze) that connect community members and service providers (counselling, clinical, police, justice and Youth Friendly Clinics), provides information, and facilitates user interaction thus increasing community accountability. In addition to technological influence, SAT increased its reach through school-based interventions with Teacher Support on the innovative delivery of comprehensive sexuality education (CSK) topics for the guidance and counselling classes.
SAT Zambia supports 11 partner Organizations located in 4 provinces, namely, Copperbelt, Eastern, Lusaka and Northwestern. SAT Zambia’s programming includes advocacy at community and national level, including grant making and technical support to community based implementing partners for gender transformative SRHR systems.
SAT Malawi has a portfolio of 11 partner located across the three regions of the country. In the Northern Region, there is Kachila Youth initiative (KAYI) and Wanangwa Youth Organization (WAYO) in Karonga District; and Life Concern Organization (LICO) and Rumphi HIV and AIDS Education Awareness Program (REAP) in Rumphi District. In the Central region, there is Girls Empowerment Network (GENET) in Mchinji District; and Centre for Youth Development and Empowerment (CYDSE) and Global Hope Mobilization (GLOHOMO) in Lilongwe District. While in the Southern Region, there is Youth response for Social Change and Nayuchi AIDS Network Services (NANES) in Machinga District. Two partners, Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP) and Malawi Sex Workers Association (MASWA) work as networking and advocacy partners at national level. The partners’ work focus on equal access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRH&R) for women, girls and adolescents. The Girl plan, addressing Gender based violence, eliminating child marriages, keeping girls in safe schools, promoting menstrual Health, Comprehensive sexuality knowledge, and increased adolescent access to SRH&R services takes the centre stage.
SAT is registered in South Africa as a regional NGO with country offices in Botswana, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Country offices, established to run Country Programmes, are registered as branches of SAT in specific countries.
The Regional Secretariat’s core functions are organisational management and provision of central services. These include ongoing and targeted management and technical support, financial management, support for strategic and annual planning, monitoring and evaluation, resource mobilisation, policy development and governance issues. Specifically the Regional secretariat provides the following services:
- Strategic leadership to SAT country offices, and formal authority over approval of strategic and annual plans, budgets
- Technical leadership on programme development and strategy
- Development of regional policy frameworks covering human resources, programming, financial management, resource mobilisation, governance and ethical issues
- Assessment of the organisational capacity of country offices and provision of adequate, relevant support and guidance
- Guarantees accountability and compliance to donor contribution agreements.
At SAT we emphasize using
dialogue and context adapted strategies
TO ACHIEVE OUR GOALS
- SAT will work at all levels: community, district, civil society, national, regional and continental to advance SRHR and gender equality to create synergies from local to national to regional and back to local.
- SAT is a rights based organisation and we promote the realisation of the rights to SRHR for all, especially for adolescent girls, young women and other marginalised groups. In our way of working, however, we emphasize using dialogue and context adapted strategies.
- At programmatic level, our intervention model is built on four strategies: Collaboration,Advocacy, Innovation and Data (CAID).
SAT’s Programme strategies
These four strategies are complementary and catalyse each other:
- Working in partnerships, alliances and coalitions and the availability of quality data, are key ingredients to successful advocacy.
- Innovative programme models provide evidence for advocacy and can be successfully scaled up through a large network of partners.