Engaging FBOs to curb Teenage Pregnancies and SGBV

Engaging FBOs to curb Teenage Pregnancies and SGBV

Faith-based organisations have the power to effect change in local communities, including promoting reproductive health and rights, gender equality, and population and development issues.

Joining the advocacy dialogue with muslim leaders on teenage pregnancy and sexual and gender-based violence, I reiterated the importance of understanding the role as  religious leaders and Muslim leaders specifically  in preventing maternal deaths and adolescent pregnancy; ending obstetric fistula; increasing  access to family planning;  ending child marriage in Ghana; advocating for the prevention and management of sexual and gender based violence; implementing community based interventions relating to the dynamics between social norms and religious beliefs; being a voice of the voiceless; and development of action plans.

It has been proven without exception that countries that pursued strategies providing the opportunities to their adolescent populations when they were at this stage of their demographic transitions were able to lift their economies out of poverty.

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