Human Rights Defenders Mobilize in Ivory Coast against Teen Pregnancy

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September 9, 2014

Former participants of Equitas’ Regional Human Rights Training Session rallied in Gonzacqueville, Ivory Coast, to raise awareness of teen pregnancy which leads girls to cut their education short. The protest, organized by former participants of Equitas’ regional Human Rights Training Session in partnership with Equitas and the Equitas Network – Ivory Coast, was held last Saturday, August 30 and brought together people from all walks of life in the community.

Protesters rallied against teen pregnancy in Gonzacqueville, Ivory Coast. The event was organized by former participants of Equitas’ Regional Human Rights Training Session in partnership with Equitas and the Equitas Network – Ivory Coast.

“We wanted to raise awareness of this growing phenomenon,” said the spokesperson of the campaign, Koné Tenin. Fourteen cases of teenage pregnancies have been reported recently at the Gonzacqueville Lycée. The implementation of this awareness campaign grew out of the Regional Human Rights Training Session delivered by Equitas in Ivory Coast in April 2014.

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