Empowering girls and women as mothers

The project builds sexual reproduction knowledge, understanding including contraception and parenting skills in 100 students and 200 women. Training will be implemented in 39 different villages in our catchment area. Parents' lack of knowledge about contraception and parenting skills in adult life leads to their children not being prepared for life as young teenagers. Taznin Municipality has one of the highest prevalence of HIV in the country.

The prevalence of HIV in Grand Taznin is 22%, the highest burden is among young girls between 15 and 25 years old. Teenage pregnancy is also 13%. Lack of parental support, information and sex education contributes to high rates of HIV transmission. Children, especially girls, are not given the correct information to make safe sexual decisions. Girls also lack correct information about sexual reproductive health, disease prevention, and even puberty.

Through training and follow-up support, mothers are given the skills to 1. Parent children effectively. 2. According to the relevant information and skills, they can openly discuss sex education with their children, especially girls. 3. Girls will have correct information about them. Sexual reproductive health, HIV and STIs plus contraception 4. Follow-up sessions with girls and women hold parents accountable and also help with potential issues.

Long-term impact
The project will train 200 women and 100 children, enabling them to understand sexual reproductive health, reduce HIV transmission, reduce teenage pregnancy in the region, and equip parents and children for future generations to Talk to your children about sexual health. This training also helps empower girls to make wise decisions about their health and empowers them to say no! This training also creates a level of trust between mothers and their children for the future

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