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Two NGOs in joint sexual and reproductive health campaign

Written by  Flates Banda

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Mzuzu, November 30, 2017: The Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and International Citizen Service (ICS), through the Adolescent Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Project, have organized an open day to raise awareness on the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, sexual harassment and early marriages.

Speaking Wednesday in an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA), VSO team leader, Linley Maseko Phiri, said the open day is scheduled to take place on December 2, 2017 at Msongwe in Mzuzu City.

“For the past three months, we have been targeting youths with messages on the prevention of sexual transmitted infections, sexual harassment and early marriages in  15 secondary schools within Mzuzu,” said Phiri.

She said the open day will provide the two organizations with a platform through which to reach to a wider community with messages on how to avert sexual reproductive health related challenges being faced by youths.

“We have been engaging young people in different secondary schools such as Katoto, Luwinga and Mzuzu Academy on the importance of refraining from behaviours which can increase their vulnerability to sexual transmitted infections, early and forced marriages,” she said.

The open day will be held under the theme ‘Knowledge is Power.’

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