The AIDS Foundation through its programme the Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights organised a
World AIDS Day networking learning discussion on Adolescent pregnancy, gender based violence
and HIV and an awareness raising picket. The discussion explored the inter-connections between
teenage pregnancy, gender based violence and HIV while the picket focus on raising awareness on
HIV/AIDS through music and distribution of condoms.
The following recommendations emerged from the discussions

  • Age-appropriate comprehensive sexuality education for all young people
  • Investment in girls’ education
  • Prevention of child, early and forced marriage, sexual violence, and coercion
  • Building of gender-equitable societies by empowering girls and engaging men and boys
  • Measures to ensure adolescents’ access to sexual and reproductive health information as
    well as services that welcome them and facilitate their choices;
  • Improved quality research on adolescent girls to inform future interventions.

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