sexually transmitted diseases

sexually transmitted diseases

Value My Virginity - written by a 9-year-old girl

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Filmed by http://keepod.com on July 3rd, 2015 while on-site at its project in Kalulushi, Zambia. These words, written by 9-year-old Sylvia Mulenga, are about Zambian girls dealing with some of the harshest aspects of poverty and injustice. We believe that their words speak for themselves, but for some background, here are some facts: babies and young girls are raped across Africa because of a belief that having sex with a virgin girl cures a man of HIV/AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases; one in seven girls are married before age 15, and some child brides are as young as 9-years-old; one in five girls in the developing world do not complete the sixth grade. Keepod’s project in Zambia centers around education. We believe that educated girls and women have the skills to make choices over their own future and can lift themselves, their communities, and their countries out of poverty and injustice. To learn more about this project, and to join us as we expand our Zambian efforts with the amazing Rotherham Kalulushi Partnership, please visit http://keepod.com/