Official launch, Thursday February 2, of the new Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Club (SDSR) at the NANJE NOBAHO center of JSBM located in Buterere with a view to raising awareness, training, informing and also discussing comprehensive education on sexuality.
According to the 2016-2017 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), 8% of girls aged 15-19 have already started their reproductive life, 6% are already mothers and 2% are pregnant. This situation reveals the precocity of fertility in Burundi.
By setting, the causes of this situation, there is a lack of access to information in SDSR following socio-cultural barriers around sexuality. We will cite without limitation the taboo aspect of young people’s sexuality and the lack of parent-child dialogue around their lives in relation to SDSR, hence the urgency and the need for this club. at the Nanje Nobaho Center which is frequented by many young teenagers.
We appreciate Mrs. Grâce-Françoise Nibizi, Founder and Executive Director of Sacodé who joined us to share her experience in menstrual health and hygiene and donated a box of washable and reusable sanitary napkins “Agateka”, manufactured and produced by Sacodé, after demonstration.
These ceremonies were also enhanced by the presence of delegates from the Ministry of Health, the Head of the Buterere zone, the Library Without Borders in Burundi, the Mouvement Action des Jeunes (MAJ-ABUBEF) and those of Share Net Burundi who all testified to the usefulness of the existence of such a club in the community of Buterere.