This report examines the linkages between interpersonal violence and its effects on young people, and on adolescent and youth sexual reproductive health (AYSRH) in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The report details shared causes and consequences of youth violence and poor AYSRH outcomes, and ultimately documents recommendations from evidence and practice for addressing those challenges.
The purpose of this report is three-fold:
1. Draw attention to the intersecting risk factors for, and consequences of, youth violence and poor AYSRH in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras;
2. Present best practices and lessons learned from programs in the region that work on SRH and violence prevention among young people;
3. Catalyze change by motivating donors, NGOs, policy makers and program planners to design and implement integrated, evidence-based strategies to prevent violence and poor SRH outcomes among the region’s young people.