06Jul

Campaign Against Teenage Pregnancy

Teenage pregnancy is a societal problem which is common among girls from poor and broken homes. These girls would have become great women and contributed meaningfully to the development of their communities and the nation as a whole.

Unfortunately, their dreams are shattered if they become pregnant at an early age due to the fact that they are obliged to give in to the sexual demands of men in exchange of financial assistance to acquire some basic necessities of life.

It is in this light that the Brong Ahafo Regional Office of  CHRAJ collaborated with the Department of Gender and the Ghana Education Service to embark on a campaign dubbed “My Body, My Pride: Girls Protect Your Dignity” to educate Junior High School girls on the negative impacts of teenage pregnancy.

The Commission is hopeful, that the increasing rate of teenage pregnancies in the region would be reduced.