Include children in sexual, reproductive health discussions: UN Special Rapporteur
By Martha Nangombe
UNITED Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Tlaleng Mofokeng, says excluding children, particularly boys, from discussions on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBV-F) and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) lets them down and perpetuates the cycle of violence, with the abused becoming the abuser.
Mofokeng made the remarks at the recently held One Economy Foundation’s inaugural Media Summit and Awards ceremony at AM Weinberg, which significantly impacted tackling urgent societal issues.
With a particular focus on SRHR and GBV-F, the Summit aimed to engage media professionals in raising awareness and conversation around these topics.
To provide the professionals with the knowledge, abilities, and ethical framework required for efficient reporting and awareness-raising, this Summit brought together fifty media practitioners for crucial training.
The full-day symposium helped media practitioners better grasp GBV-F and SRHR dynamics, as well as encourage empathic and responsible reporting that promotes positive societal change.
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