First Lady calls for sex education in schools

Mariana Balt
First Lady Monica Geingos called on schools to include sex education in their curriculum and to teach young women their rights.

Geingos made this statement last Friday during the closing ceremony of the three-day Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Consultation on HIV Prevention and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights for Adolescent Girls and Young Women.

“We need to teach our young girls their rights and about the HIV prevention process,” she said.

Geingos noted that sexual abuse is rife in schools all over the country, and therefore sex education is absolutely vital.

The First Lady stressed that girls need to be educated on how to face challenges in life.

Also they need to learn how to solve problems without the support of their parents.