I HAD intended the first proper post on this new blog to be light hearted. But then my friend Phil wrote a blog post on a very difficult topic and, quite frankly, it truly deserves to be read. Please read the post in its entirety, as the section on his first-hand experiences in Tanzania put the subject matter into perspective.
The article is called The EU Wants Your Five Year Old To Have An Abortion, Part Two (the first part is on a different topic and is an aside). It focuses on soon-to-be-published UNESCO guidelines on sex education, and their irresponsible coverage in certain media outlets and respected politicians. Phil lives in London and has recently been working for the Hoja Project, which he helped to set up, in Songea, Tanzania. He cares deeply about issues relating to the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of young people. His ongoing reports and projects can be followed at his blog, the blog with the woofing dog, and the Hoja Project news page.
Click here to read The EU Wants Your Five Year Old To Have An Abortion, Part Two.