“The World Starts With Me Project Changed My Life”- A 15 -Years Old Girl

“The World Starts With Me Project Changed My Life”- A 15 -Years Old Girl

Bensah Gifty is 15 years old and a form three (3) student at Ho Dome R/C Junior High School. Initially, she does not want to be part of a school club that teaches sexuality and child rights lessons. “I thought it will not benefit me in any form to belong to this club besides I am always warned not to delay coming home after school”, she said. Gifty comes from a Christian home. Based on…

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Meet Children Who are Standing Up Against Child Abuse in Ghana

Meet Children Who are Standing Up Against Child Abuse in Ghana

“My confidence level has increased. I can stand anywhere, in public to express myself well. I don’t feel shy anymore”, said Gloria Seidu. Gloria had had her confidence built through a top-notch child-rights centred programme known as Savana Signatures Young Reporters. The Savana Signatures Young Reporters’ clubs formed in 10 basic schools in the Savelugu/Nanton Municipality was a direct response to the high incidence of child abuse and molestation in the Municipality. A 17-year old…

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Let’s Motivate Girls to Stay in School

Let’s Motivate Girls to Stay in School

Education is an area that culture and religious norms in Africa have offered little opportunity to the girl-child. This accounts for the larger number of female illiterates and one of the major obstacles to the socio-economic and political development among African women. Education is an important tool that empowers women. This, both the Cairo and Beijing conferences of the United Nations affirmed. It is also an area that offers some of the clearest examples of…

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Religious Clerics, Teachers and Parents Schooled on SRHR

Religious Clerics, Teachers and Parents Schooled on SRHR

About 50 religious clerics, scholars, community leaders, parents and teachers and school administrators have been sensitized on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). This forms part of efforts to make SRHR information and services accessible to young people both at home and in school. It was also aimed to open up SRHR discussion among these participants to break the silence over SRHR education and discussion at homes and in schools.

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World AIDS Day: Savana Signatures Urges Society to Embrace SRHR Education

World AIDS Day: Savana Signatures Urges Society to Embrace SRHR Education

“I was happily married till my husband died in 2007. I decided to remarry. The decision to remarry was a hard one but I did marry anyway” said Afia (not her real name). A 40-year-old woman said, this single decision rather ruined her happiness after she realized she would have to live on Anti-Retro Viral (ARV) drugs and special diet for the rest of her life. “Life has never been normal with me again but…

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Socio-Cultural, Religious and Sexual & Reproductive Health Education in Ghana

Socio-Cultural, Religious and Sexual & Reproductive Health Education in Ghana

She bends, eyes peeking in pain and drops the kitchen knife with which she has been peeling cassava since morning. “I feel like something is coming out of me,” Fatimatu Yakubu aka Lamisi says hurriedly. She sighed aloud hmmm in response to a sharp back pain as she tries to stand up straight. She drops the knife to support her waist. She clenches her fist and holds her belly tightly with the other hand, Lamisi…

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