Eswatini Has Made Progress
A unique coalition of youth-serving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) organisations and faith organisations have come together to develop a joint campaign to promote young people’s access to SRHR information and services in 8 Southern African countries.
This comes as a result of Southern African governments making progressive policy commitments to offer young people universal access to SRHR information and services. The Maputo Plan of Action (MPoA) operationalises the Continental Policy Framework for SRHR in Africa and the Eastern & Southern Africa (ESA) commitments promise comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) and adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in 20 Eastern and Southern African countries.
Last week, 27 March 2020 saw Young SRH Activists, Journalists, Civil Society and faith-based organizations reconvene to launch the wonderful coalition #BecauseWeCan! Aimed at:
Contributing to positive changes in SRHR and CSE policies and laws and to defend progressive policies and laws from attacks at African Union (AU), Southern Africa Development Cooperation (SADC) and national levels in 8 Southern African countries;
Republic of South Africa (RSA), Botswana, Mozambique, Lesotho, Eswatini, Malawi, Namibia and Zambia. Particularly, the campaign ensures a more effective domestication and monitoring of the MPoA, ESA commitments and SADC SRHR Strategy 2019-2030.