Voice, Choice and Control - empowering young people with sexual health and rights education
In the fight against teenage pregnancy and child marriage, we are empowering young people with sexual health and rights education so they can make their own sexual and reproductive health choices – giving them more voice, choice and control.
As part of our Futures’ Freedom project, we’ve seen many more young people and women attending their local health centres to seek information and advice, as well as receiving treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and HIV testing. The AfriKids Ghana team coordinate talks in communities and local schools which educate young people and adults on sexual health and rights, as well as sign posting them to health facilities and available services. The team have been very happy to see higher attendance and use of these services.
We’ve also helped hundreds of teenage girls to stay on top of their studies and stop them from falling behind by providing them with sanitary wear. 164 girls confirmed that these simple provisions helped them to remain in school throughout the month, because they were no longer embarrassed to attend during their period.