National Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Campaign, "Mmoho" launched in South Africa

November 2013

November 5, 2013 – Building upon the National Teenage Pregnancy Partnership (NTPP), Ibis Reproductive Health, Sonke Gender Justice Network, and others, are forming a campaign to combat the high rates of teenage pregancy in South Africa. The campaign, called ‘mmoho’ a Sotho word meaning together, targets and involves teenage girls and boys through clear and concise messaging around teenage pregnancy that will promote a rights-based approach to teenage pregnancy and provision of contraceptives.

The campaign will advocate for improved access to information and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and young women. It aims to shift the current discourse around teenage pregnancy to a discussion focused on young people’s sexuality and reproductive health rights and their need for access to high quality contraceptive services and is committed to supporting young people in acquiring the tools and resources necessary to take an active role in their sexual and reproductive health and rights.