Project Launch: 12-14-18
The Sex Can Wait Campaign aims to reduce unwanted pregnancies in adolescents, maternal mortality, and the spread of HIV/AIDS and other STIs. It will entail a series of community-based workshops to educate youth in coordination with local women's associations, traditional rulers, and other members of local social organizations on the advantages of delaying sexual debut and the impact of engaging in sexual activity at a young age. 50 youth will be trained for two days to act as peer educators in their respective communities and will spearhead community-based sensitization. In collaboration with the 50 trained community-based youths, a larger community campaign on the importance of delaying sexual debut and the impacts of early engagement in sexual activity will be conducted. The project will also raise parental awareness in a one-day capacity building session where 50 parents (women’s leaders, community heads, traditional rulers and quarter heads) will be trained on the need to assist and guide their children during puberty for healthier sexual and reproductive lives as well as how to start discussions about HIV/AIDS.