Rivers: Redefining Valentine’s Day with Egbema Teens

Valentine’s day is about love, but it is also a day of intense pressure for teens in rural communities.

On Valentine’s day, there is usually an increasingly amount of pressure for girls to be in a relationship with the other gender, appear perfect, and express sexual desires, and most of the decisions made on Valentine’s days have resulted to unprotected sex, unwanted pregnancies, exposure to STDs and sexual related violence. On the 14th of February, the South South head coordinator, Precious Adibe, designed a community outreach project for young girls in Egbema community, to shift the attention from the norm, to small groups dialogue on self love and body acceptance, personal hygiene practical training, and a free medical session on HIV testing, utilizing the #HIVSelfTestKit. The coordinator donated sanitary pads, shaving kits and panty liners to girls from across Egbema community, Rivers State.


Pictures from a community outreach in Egbema town


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Pictures from a community outreach in Egbema town


Pictures from a community outreach in Egbema town


Pictures from a community outreach in Egbema town
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