Introduction

Standing Committee on Sexual and Reproductive Health including HIV/AIDS is a gathering of passionate individuals who are committed to promote sexual and reproductive health rights and are arduous about creating positive change in their local communities in Pakistan. SCORA is a space to innovate and create new experiences, to shape new leaders, to reform and rethink.

SCORA envisions a world where every individual is empowered to exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights equally, free from stigma and discrimination.

SCORA ANGELS are provided with the tools necessary to advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights within their respective communities in order to create change in attitude towards reproductive health and rights

In countries like Pakistan, SCORA is very important because it deals with issues that are not addressed in our society due to the conservative mindset, illiteracy and fear of Taboo.

History

The Standing Committee on Sexual and Reproductive Health including HIV/AIDS was formed in 1992, driven by a strong will to take an active part in interventions concerning HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and to support people living with HIV/AIDS through working to decrease stigma and discrimination. It constitutes one out of the six Standing Committees of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association which serve as the Body of all Medical Students worldwide. SCORA with a large number of members-SCORAngels as they are called, have grown wide in its work, centered around five focus areas strongly related to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. In 2014, the name of SCORA changed from Standing Committee on Reproductive Health including AIDS to Standing Committee on Sexual and Reproductive Health including HIV/AIDS as it is adequate in terms of topics and problems that SCORA is targeting in its actions.

SCORA PAKISTAN is a very active and efficient standing Committee where people from different communities are trying to bring change in their localities.

Vision

A world where every individual is empowered to exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights equally, free from stigma and discrimination.

Mission

To provide our members with the tools necessary to advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights within their respective communities in a culturally respected fashion. This has been accomplished through building the skills and the knowledge about, providing training on Comprehensive Sexuality Education other respective reproductive health issues, exchanging ideas and projects, as well as drafting policies and working with our external partners in order to create change in local, regional and international level.

Objectives

  • To raise awareness on topics related to HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health.
  • To decrease the stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • To raise awareness and increase knowledge about facts, scientific research, global agreements and documents concerning sexual and reproductive health.
  • Promote positive sexuality and healthy sexual life.
  • Advocating for policies concerning sexual and reproductive health and represent medical student worldwide
  • Collaborate and facilitate joint actions concerning medical education, public health, and human rights.
  • Provide tools for capacity building for future healthcare professionals in terms of sexual and reproductive health and rights

SCORA PROGRAMS

  • Comprehensive Sexuality Education
  • Maternal Health and Access to Safe Abortion
  • Sexual orientation and Gender Identity
  • Gender-Based Violence
  • HIV and other STIs

SCORA PAKISTAN STRUCTURE

  • National Officer on Sexual and Reproductive Health and AIDS
  • National Team
  • Local Officers
  • Members

SCORA ACTIVITIES

  • BOND-WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK
  • SCORA Pakistan conducted an excellent campaign regarding breastfeeding that was even highly appreciated on national and international level . This activity was also nominated for Rex Cosley Award
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Programs
  • Every year SCORA PAKISTAN conduct awareness campaign regarding breast cancer in October along with awareness walks ,seminars and trainings for breast exam.
  • NO SHAVE NOVEMBER
  • SCORA Pakistan conducts awareness campaigns on social media for NO SHAVE NOVEMBER to create awareness about cancer.
  • PROSTATE CANCER
  • SCORA Pakistan conductors Awareness program for Prostatic Cancer every year highlighting its causes and combat mechanisms
  • WORLD AIDS DAY ACTIVITIES
  • CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS PROGRAM
  • SCORA has celebrated WORLD CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS DAY every year to highlight and inform the public about this very important topic
  • WORLD CANCER DAY
  • CONGENITAL HEART DEFECT AWARENESS DAY
  • Awareness about DOWN SYNDROME
  • ON YOUR OWN-Self defence trainings
  • SCORA PAKISTAN conducted training workshop in women colleges for self defense training empowering young women
  • MENSTRUAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE
  • SCORA conducts awareness for Menstrual Hygiene among young school girls. This project was highly appreciated on national and international level.
  • USE OF CONTRACEPTIVES
  • MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS
  • PREGNANCY MAINTENANCE
  • Maternal Health is a very important topic and we have conducted activities on Mother Care and pregnancy diet plan.
  • COMBATING SEXUAL ASSAULT
  • We celebrate March as SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH and can conduct activities to highlight its causes and combat mechanisms and to support victims
  • INTERNATIONAL WOMEN WEEK
  • SCORA PAKISTAN celebrates Women Week to commemorate our struggle towards a gender neutral society.
  • WOMEN EDUCATION AND EMPOWERMENT
  • Different Activities are conducted in different local councils to train and empower women.

Contact us

SCORA PAKISTAN OFFICIAL FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1162226300465044/

EMAIL US AT

Nora.ifmsapakistan@gmail.com

Reproductive Health and AIDS