We are an Eastern and Southern African network with over 100 communities, NGOs, CBOs and activists working for universal sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for girls, adolescents and young women in equitable and inclusive systems for health. We are driven by gender equity, community ownership and the agency and aspiration of girls, adolescents and young women.
SAT has a regional office based in South Africa and programming presence in Botswana, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe & Swaziland. For the past 26 years, SAT has worked in and alongside communities 1 , civil society organizations and networks to mobilize and strengthen their capacity to respond to the HIV epidemic and improve their sexual and reproductive health and rights. For SAT, communities are best placed to define their own needs and to develop innovative responses to their needs and challenges. For over two decades, this principle has underpinned SAT’s support to communities and those that support communities to develop and implement programmes and deliver HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights responses.
To date, SAT has been successful in community systems strengthening in the region through mapping and gap analysis of community based services, capacity building, advocacy, dialogue, gender transformative programming and meaningful engagement of key populations. Furthermore, as a regional organisation, SAT also shares knowledge and learning between communities in different countries, regional civil society organizations and other stakeholders. It communicates evidence from global and regional levels down to communities and from communities up to policy and decision-making levels.