Stop Early and Unplanned Pregnancy in Africa

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Stop Early and Unplanned Pregnancy in Africa
Stop Early and Unplanned Pregnancy in Africa
Stop Early and Unplanned Pregnancy in Africa
Stop Early and Unplanned Pregnancy in Africa
Stop Early and Unplanned Pregnancy in Africa
Stop Early and Unplanned Pregnancy in Africa
Stop Early and Unplanned Pregnancy in Africa
Stop Early and Unplanned Pregnancy in Africa
Stop Early and Unplanned Pregnancy in Africa
Stop Early and Unplanned Pregnancy in Africa
Stop Early and Unplanned Pregnancy in Africa
Stop Early and Unplanned Pregnancy in Africa
Stop Early and Unplanned Pregnancy in Africa
Stop Early and Unplanned Pregnancy in Africa
Stop Early and Unplanned Pregnancy in Africa
Stop Early and Unplanned Pregnancy in Africa
Stop Early and Unplanned Pregnancy in Africa
Teen radio producers in Mozambique
Teen radio producers in Mozambique

Our work empowering women and girls with access and information to make choices that help them live a self-determined joyful life continues in Eastern Africa thanks to your support. 

In Mozambique, our partnership with UNICEF Mozambique and local organizations allows us to broadcast on 116 radio stations reaching 4 million listeners per episode. Ouro Negro’s serial drama format is especially accessible to low-literacy audiences in rural communities.This approach has contributed to making Ouro Negro a trusted source for public health information for listeners. 

We're continuing to expand Ouro Negro's reach.

Ouro Negro da Malta is a radio program that aims to increase the discussion and understanding among teenagers and young people of the themes addressed in the radio drama Ouro Negro.  The program is produced by teenagers for teenagers, in local languages in Nampula and Zambézia, two central provinces of Mozambique.

The radio drama is fictional, the talk show brings the reality of the listeners and adolescents into the broadcasting studio. in the program, teenagers talk about what they know, what they think, how they live out their lives and make decisions about the various issues addressed in the stories of the radio dramas and the stories. The 30-minute live radio show is recorded, repeated at least once, and then uploaded and shared through a podcast platform and promoted on social media. Listeners can call in and join the discussion and life-saving dialogues can take place on air and in communities.

When women and girls are empowered with choices, they earn more income, lead sustainable practices in their communities,andhave fewer and healthier children.

Thank you so much for your continued support!

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Media in Production
Media in Production

Thank you for your continued support in preventing early and unintended pregnancy in Africa. Your support helps us to continue to work with local organizations to produce quality and engaging content that reaches diverse audience groups—adults, adolescents, of all genders. 

I'd like to take this opportunity to share another program in development that addresses a similar issue in Eastern Africa. 

In Mozambique, our 360-degree health communications program, Ouro Negro (Black Gold), remains an effective and trusted source of health information for COVID-19 prevention, family planning, child nutrition, and maternal and child health. Ouro Negro is such a powerful resource that we are using as part of our communications strategy in a new program, Access without Barriers, aimed at further improving adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health education and services in the country.

Access without Barriers is a communications intervention that:

  • Is inclusive. Content is tailored for adolescents with and without disabilities
  • Leverages existing relationships and partnerships in the country
  • Trains service providers in how to talk to adolescents about family planning, especially those with disabilities
  • Uses Ouro Negro’s programming to get information to the hardest-to-reach communities

The goals of the program are to:

  • Increase adolescents’ demand for sexual and reproductive health services
  • Improve knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors around family planning
  • Foster trust and connection between adolescents and service providers 
  • Train radio and TV producers in production techniques for adolescents with disabilities. 

Our partners for Access without Barriers include the Flanders Cooperation, Government of Mozambique at central and provincial levels, theInternational Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH), TV Surdo (TV for the Deaf), TV Mozambique, Radio Mozambique, and various community radio stations.  

How Is This Program Tailored to Adolescents?

Radio producers are trained to produce programs and facilitate discussions specifically on adolescents with disabilities, an often overlooked group. Normalizing discussions about sex education for all audiences is critical to preventing teen pregnancy.

Service providers are trained in providing an inclusive, nonjudgmental atmosphere that encourages adolescents to seek advice around family planning.

The program leverages a variety of media, including radio, social media, and television that adolescents are most apt to engage with.

Thank you again for supporting media that makes change. With your help, we can make powerful, lasting change through stories.

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Webinar Panelists
Webinar Panelists

Thank you for supporting, “Let’s Talk!,” a 21-country campaign to reduce early and unintended pregnancy (EUP) across Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA). 

Adapting to the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the critical public dialogues that are an integral part of the campaign inaccessible while gender-based violence and teen pregnancy have increased during this time. In November, to foster discussions about these issues at home, we launched a six-episode webinar series, “Say It Louder.”

The series ignited conversations around issues related to early and unintended pregnancy from multiple vantage points as moderators, speakers, and youth come together from different countries and contexts across the region, representing a wide range of experiences and realities.

We’ve also been able to produce a drama around the same issues that will be broadcast at the regional level. 

The Say It Loud radio mini drama and call-in shows are designed to inform and entertain the public about EUP issues, foster informed conversations, provide social support and resources to listeners, and encourage key behavior changes to reduce EUP, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The drama touches on themes like stigma and discrimination, access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, economic stressors that lead to child marriage, and domestic and gender-based violence.

Your support allows us to continue to increase access to knowledge and resources on these issues. 

Webinar Announcement
Webinar Announcement
Sexual Health Outreach prior to COVID
Sexual Health Outreach prior to COVID

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