"There is a gap between research, policy & practice when it comes to SRHR, & it's our responsibility as youth to take the lead to bridge this gap; we need to work on the lack of awareness, the taboo perception & the bystander attitude." - @LemmaYemiru, Research Analyst on Gender
It is estimated that 5.2% - 17.2% of maternal deaths annually occur in Sub-Saharan Africa due to unsafe abortion & ensuing complications, such as hemorrhage & sepsis. Harmful practices of child marriage & FGM impede implementation of SRHR policies in Africa. -@huguofr@UNFPAELO
This meeting is an opportunity to share experiences, lessons & practices on #SRHR among young ppl & various experts in line wiz our work of protecting & promoting the rights of children especially girls & young women -@tkchadds Tugwell Chadyiwanembwa, @PlanAULiaison Programs Mngr
"We create spaces for young people to interrogate policies, strategies and action plans that concerns them in an effort to ensure that they are responsive to the needs of young people." -@tkchadds Tugwell Chadyiwanembwa, @PlanAULiaison Programs Manager.
CSOs & the media should monitor the implementation of @AfCFTA & support its popularization. There’s a need to harmonise existing trade agreements & movement of ppl across borders 2 ensure safe & smooth passage of women & young ppl. -@snorgah 🎤 2 z Media in Lusaka 🇿🇲
Cognizant of z -ve impact of such a great cont’l agreement @PlanGlobal & partners undertook a study on @AfCFTA its implications on cross-border issues particularly child labour, child marriage, child trafficking & commercial sexual exploitation of children. -@snorgah 🎤2 z Media
Africa as a continent is endowed with rich resources, both human & material & therefore any agreement that harnesses these potentials will likely reduce our dependence on donors & address poverty & inequalities- @snorgah 🎤at a press conference in Lusaka🇿🇲
Addressing journalists in Lusaka🇿🇲, @snorgah said @PlanGlobal supports the promotion of children’s rights across Africa & is pleased that the @AfCFTA Agreement will afford income generation opportunities to women & young people in the countries where it works
"The laudable objective of #AfCFTA Agreement underpins the AU Agenda 2063 wiz a long term aspiration to transform the continent into a global power house wiz the potential & ambition of lifting 30m Africans out of poverty"- @snorgah speaking to z media in Lusaka🇿🇲
Today, Plan International African Union Liaison Office Director, Samuel Norgah was speaking to journalists on our work on child protection and Ending Child Marriage. Engaging the media is very cardinal as they have a paramount role to play in the fight.
"If we have girls who are promoted and supported by the relevant people and authorities, we wouldn't have cases of school dropout due to pregnancy." @snorgah ,Executive Director @PlanAULiaison#endteenagepregnancy
At the margins of the 41st Executive Council, & the 4th MYCM of the AU and RECs, #ACERWC participated in the launch the ‘Study on the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (#AfCFTA): Its Implication on Cross-Border Issues Affecting Children’.
Alongside accelerating efforts to start the operation of the AfCFTA agreement & negotiate future protocols, young women & girls should be encouraged to report incidents of child trafficking & commercial sexual exploitation of children. #afcfta@GimacNetwork@ECPAT@_AfricanUnion