Strategically using ICTs to amplify voices of silenced groups

Friday, April 26, 2013

Wanted sex, good sex and the right to enjoy sex!

Adolescent girls and boys in Bulawayo north district, who have been bombarded by scare tactics in HIV prevention, sex and sexuality education for a long time, are set to benefit from a programme that seeks to promote positive approaches to sexuality and achieve comprehensive sexuality education for young people.

The sexuality education campaign has been launched to safeguard adolescents’ right to have control over and decide freely and responsibly on matters related to their sexuality including sexual and reproductive health, free of coercion, discrimination and violence, in line with the 1995 Beijing Programme of Action, paragraph 96.

The campaign is part of our Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights programme which has been designed to allow teenagers to talk about sex, life and relationships in a healthy way. 

The Creative Centre for Communication and Development began the programme the first week of April 2013 and the programme is expected to run for 12 months. Teenagers are meeting once every week for knowledge and skills building workshops that encourage frank and non-judgemental conversations for participants to have correct information about a range of Sexual and Reproductive Health and gender issues.