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Youth Forum Nepal (YFN) is a non-government, non-profit making social organization established in 2007 by a group of motivated professionals working in the field of social work. YFN aims of enterprising youths that seek to bring positive changes in the society through moral, social, psychological, and intellectual transformations of youths. Youths have potentials and ideas but they lack orientation and we are here to provide them with appropriate materials and tools. YFN works to strengthen bonds between young people and their community.
 
       
   
       
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YOUTH COUNSELLING  
     
 

Youth Counseling is most desirable action that youth are in need of. Many young people have problems and troubles that they can not let their parents know. Youth Forum Nepal provides platform for such youth to openly discuss about their problems and find out viable solutions. Youth Forum Nepal has also facilitates young people with proper counseling pertinent to their daily walks of life. Such counseling is based on various problems faced by youth. For this purpose, YFN hires the professional consultants for counseling purpose. Adolescence starts around the age of 11 and can continue until the age of 19. It is a time in our lives when we are growing up, encountering lots of changes, and have many questions and concerns.

The major counseling has been provided under following category so far:

 
     
 
  1. Career Guidance
  2. Pre-marital Affairs
  3. Drug Addiction, Anti-smoking & Anti-alcohol
  4. Choosing Life Partners
  5. Foreign Employment
  6. Understanding between husband & wife
  7. Sexual health
  8. Moral Education
  9. Maintaining serious relationship
  10. Youth & politics
 
     
  Who is in the Youth Counseling Team?  
     
 
The Youth Counselling has a team of dedicated counselors -- both male and female -- who are highly experienced in working with young people. Several of the counselors are trained psychologists and are specialists on a range of issues relating to the youth. We aim to provide our services to young people in a respectful, confidential and non-judgmental manner.
 
     
  Beneficiaries  
     
  Children and young people  
 

Children and young people are one of the most important target groups of YFN programs. Currently, the largest generation of adolescents in history is preparing to enter adulthood, 85 per cent living in developing countries.

Many of these young people are faced with prospects of early marriage and child-bearing, incomplete education, and the threat of HIV/AIDS.
With young people, the possibility of influencing values and behaviour still exists; the same applies to behavioural patterns which are not yet consolidated and can therefore be positively influenced.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates, that 70 per cent of all premature deaths amongst adults can be traced back to behavioural patterns acquired and retained during youth.

The costs of failing to support young people will have serious consequences at both the individual and societal level, whereas investing in health and education for young people are among the most cost-effective development expenditures in terms of the social and private returns they generate.

 
     
  Women  
 

Gender-based violence against women compromises sexual and reproductive health outcomes. Consequences include: unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortion and maternal mortality; miscarriage and stillbirth; delayed antenatal care; premature labour and childbirth; foetal injury and low birth weight.

Survivors of violence also face higher risks of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Exposure increases directly with rape and indirectly through fear of negotiating condom use.

The fact that violent men tend to have more partners outside of marriage adds to the risks. Sexual coercion is now considered a significant factor in the continuing rise of HIV among young women. Brutal rape, such as reported in situations of armed conflict, can result in fistula, perforated sexual organs and other related injuries.

There is thus ample evidence of the multiplier effects of investing in gender equity and empowerment of women, which includes the fight against gender-based violence.

 
     
   
     
   
       
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