What you can do to advance your Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and that of your peers in 2018
2017 is over and 2018 has begun, marking another to safeguard your future and protect your rights. Here is how you can be happier, healthier and influence others to be the same in 2018.
Actively seek information on sexual and reproductive health, particularly on the available services, where to access them and, even your rights.
Make wise choices
Even your relationship choices can have a long term impact on your health and happiness. Life presents us with many options and dilemmas such as whether to use contraception or whether to take drugs or alcohols.
Always stand by what’s right. You may find yourself at odds with your peers but if you have evaluated your options and have made the best decision for yourself, do not allow yourself to be swayed by the opinions of others.
It is so easy to fall in the trap of complaining that our current environment makes opportunities unavailable. However, the onus is on you to actively pursue or create opportunities. Assess the gaps, opportunities and programs in your community and see how you can be involved.
Be a leader
Leadership is an act of selflessness. Through your conduct, action and words you can positively impact someone’s life. Do not hesitate to give up your time to counsel, guide or mentor those who are around you.