Many cringe when “it” is being mentioned (‘it’ being ‘sex’)and this is the result of the many years of being made to feel that any kind of sexual relation is shunned. This contributes immensely to the girl child feeling they are to blame when they have been a victim of rape or molestation.
I do not claim to know better than anyone else, neither am I making an attempt to go against values and norms put in place to govern our morals and integrity, I just feel that it is time that the lines of communication are open, not just with regards to parent – child dialogue, even our religious bodies need to address the big, turquoise elephant in the room. Continue reading
The STOPVAG campaign is an online program that hosts individuals and organizations in the fields of human and child rights, and engages online communities in discussing, developing and proffering solutions that individuals and organizations can implement to protect the rights and lives of girls in Africa.
Pretending “it” doesn’t exist does not make “it” any less of a reality.
Approaching topics that address sexual health can be very intimidating as in African societies discussing sex is taboo. As young ladies who grew up in the late ’80s and ’90s, we can bear witness to this fact; Continue reading
At the 2013 World Population Day, the UNFPA organized a reflection day to raise awareness of the issue of adolescent pregnancy in the hopes of delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted. The day had an objective to draw attention on the emergency Continue reading