This #DayOfTheGirl, we’re excited to announce the launch of the #LetsTalk campaign – a multinational response to the crisis of early and unintended pregnancy (EUP).
Imagine a South Sudan where all adolescents are empowered with the knowledge, information, agency and support to prevent early and unintended pregnancy and reach their full potential.
As part of the #LetsTalk campaign, we enlisted South Sudanese “Champions” to help us spread the word. Leading up to the 22nd October – the official launch of the #LetsTalk campaign in South Sudan – we will be introducing you to our Champions. These are men and women who have committed to helping to reduce and prevent EUP to afford girls who fall pregnant an opportunity to continue with their education.
Today, we introduce you to Diana Joseph. Diana became pregnant at 17 and fought for her right to return to class to finish secondary school. As a single mother, life can be challenging, but she has not let that stop her… a student at the University of Juba, a volunteer teacher and an advocate for persons with disabilities.
Diana is a young and emerging South Sudanese woman who is creating positive change and sending a strong message – “Let her go back to school so that she can achieve her goals in the future. I am an example of what’s possible.”
This is an important step, but it’s critical it is followed by real commitments from individuals and communities where EUP is prevalent.
Can we count on you to help us reach this goal?Tags: Behaviour Change, Development, education, EducationCannotWait, FCDO, GESS, girls' education, Global Affairs Canada, South Sudan