|PARTNER: Adolescence, Idée, Action (AIA)|
Founded in 1995 by schoolteacher Rosine Gwem in a low-income
neighborhood of Douala, Cameroun's second-largest city, AIA is the only
Camerounian organization focused on providing accurate and
age-appropriate sexuality education to pre-adolescent girls (aged 8 to
12). Throughout Cameroun, teenage girls lack basic information about
sexuality and reproduction, rendering them vulnerable to unwanted
pregnancies, unsafe abortion, and HIV/AIDS. Through educational sessions
and community outreach, AIA strives to reach these girls early with
vital information about their bodies and their rights, providing them
with the skills to navigate their adolescent years in good health. IWHC
has supported AIA since 2002.
In this video, AIA's Paola Bolla answers the question: "what does a just and healthy life for women and girls mean to you?"