COMMUNITY DURBAR ON CHILD PROTECTION AND TEENAGE PREGNANCY

Children’s rights are part of human rights with particular attention to the rights of special protection and care afforded to children. This includes; their right to association with both parents, human identity as well as the basic needs for physical protection, food, universal state-paid education, health care, and criminal laws appropriate for the age and development of the child, equal protection of child’s civil rights, and freedom from discrimination on the basis of the child’s race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability, colour, ethnicity, or other characteristics.

In view of the above, a Community Durbar On Child Protection and Teenage Pregnancy was held on the 10th And 11th of February, 2022 at Tetrefu and Sewua Community to educate children and parents in the community. One of the major public health issues across the country and Bosomtwe in particular is teenage pregnancy which is; being pregnant in the age ranging from 13-19 years. This made it a necessity to organize the durbar to educate the youth.

The Bosomtwe District Assembly took it upon itself to sensitize communities on Child Rights and Teenage Pregnancy which needs much attention. The Assembly, through the Department of Social Welfare and Community Development in-collaboration with the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU, Ghana Police, Kuntanase), and Department of Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (KNUST) organized a two-days sensitization programme on Child Rights and Teenage Pregnancy at Tetrefu and Sawua communities.