Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the country have been urged to introduce children to sex education.
The Market Queen at Makola, Aunty Bee, who disclosed this on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Thursday said some parents find it very difficult to talk to their wards on sex, a situation she says is worrying since it’s a contributing factor to the many unwanted pregnancies in the country.
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She asked that NGOs make it a duty to teach young children how to protect themselves in during of any sexual relationships.
“Let’s look at this issue this way: who are the international NGOs and what are their works? In as much as the doctor cannot take care of his wife or child, it’s the same way a mother cannot talk to her child about sex. We feel shame in Ghana to educate our children on sex and so the NGOs must take it up”, she said.
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Aunty Bee’s comments are in reaction to a Joy News documentary which features some female students of Ejisuman Senior High School in the Ashanti Region who alleged that they have been abused sexually by their male teachers.
Aunty Bee believes the responsibility should be shifted to NGOs because the children would be more comfortable discussing sex with someone they do not have a personal relationship with.
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She was joined on the show by Patience Akyianu, Managing Director, Barclays Bank Ghana; Sara Asafu-Adjaye, Campaign Director of Just Because Fitness; Nana Aba Anamoah, Broadcast Journalist, and Aunty ‘B’, a Market Queen at the Mokola Market.
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This year’s international women’s celebrations focused on gender equality for women which is also captured by the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), Goal 5: “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”.
The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”.