Young people are sexually active; they need to have the right information
Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum was proud to be a part of the World Population Day activities in Adjumani district at Paridi stadium. We were part of the team that was disseminating SRHR information as part of our daily advocacy to the youth and young people.
M/s Akumu Leticia, our youth hub and community engagements officer, engaged over 122 students of Biyaya Senior Secondary School, on similar thematic areas as above. Here, our team used a platform to demonstrate the use of both reusable sanitary pads and non-reusable sanitary pads and other sanitary materials a girl needs during her menstrual days.
Being one of the rural districts affected by voluminous cases of Gender-based violence, its management and prevention were one of the information shared.
“Young people in particular adolescent girls face disproportionate risks and vulnerabilities and they are more likely to drop out of school to get married at early ages and to bear the brunt of poor sexual and reproductive health outcomes” noted M/s Akumu
She added that “Young people are sexually active; they need to have the right information in order to make good choices in their lives”.
Our team talked about HIV/Aids prevention measures, teenage pregnancies and child marriages among other SRHR issues deemed relevant to the area.
UYAHF remains committed to addressing the current negative norms and challenges that stand in the way of girls to realize their full potential and with books before babies, we believe we shall win the fight.
Prepared by Nelson Kukundakwe, Communications, Advocacy, and Documentation Officer