Vulnerable children, families and more so adolescent rights are always exploited and under minded. In protection of adolescent girls, teenage mothers and their children we focus on three areas i.e.
Birth registration, which is the first and most important right of identity! This applies for both the teenage mothers and the children they bare. We ensure that the mothers have birth certificates when we receive their case and incase not, we support them to make sure they are registered.
Secondly, protection is through justice for children. Given the fact that teenage mothers are below 18 years, therefore the challenge of teenage pregnancy may require judicial intervention for redress. As an organization, we offer pro bono. This service covers injustice like rape and compensation to families and provision for the child yet to be born or already born.Another aspect of protection is health. We endeavor to encourage the teenage mothers to attend ANC and PNC, take the child to the clinic for health check and most important to receive all immunization services as marked for the child. In this way, they will grow up in better health and strength unlike that without immunization. We also take caution to ensure that those who have received enough information on reproductive health adapting to family planning. Those who might be HIV positive are referred for HIV care and treatment they deserve to.
This program area contributes to SDG 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for adolescent girls and build effective accountable and inclusive institutions for teenage mothers at all levels in the country.