Sedarvp Ghana and Marie Stopes Ghana, both non-governmental organizations, on Friday, November 27, 2020 collaborated to create awareness on sexual reproductive health and violence against women in Gbalahi, a suburb of Tamale in the Northern Region.
The activity, which focused on educating young girls on sexual reproductive health issues and teenage pregnancies, also targeted women on gender-based violence. Many young girls and women, including men at Gbalahi community participated in this important activity.
The two organizations took the opportunity to emphasize the importance and the need for reproductive health practices among young girls and women in general. Women and mothers were also taken through the best practices of family planning.
Participants were further engaged on the social and economic dangers of violence against women, and, the need to make Gbalahi and every other surrounding communities free of gender-based violence.
The organizations called on men to partner with their women in eradicating the increasing phenomenon of gendered violence. The people of Gbalahi on their part expressed gratitude and thanked Marie Stopes and Sedarvp-Ghana for choosing their community for such an important activity.
They vouched to implement what they learned and to ensure the safety of young girls and women in the community, through reproductive health and through a concerted effort against violence on women.