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Panelists during an episode on Wanasa Dukuri

The media remains central in informing, educating and entertaining communities. In South Sudan, UNESCO and Smile Again Africa Development Organization (SAADO) are co-sponsoring a radio talk show on Comprehensive Sexuality Education titled Wanasa Dukuri aired every Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m. on Eye Radio station.

Wanasa Dukuri, meaning Straight Talk in Arabic, intends to create a platform to discuss challenges faced by young people which include peer pressure, early sexual debut, gender based violence, adolescent pregnancies, early marriage, HIV among other health related topics.

The programme which targets policy makers, teachers, young people parents and guardians calls for the provision of information and services for young people in a bid to have a well-informed youth populace that can realize positive health and education outcomes in South Sudan.

Wanasa Dukuri aims to reach out to over 1 million listeners with scientifically accurate, age and culturally appropriate information.[:]

Mr Yussuf Ayami, ZINGO, talks about how religious groups can engage in discussions around young people, sex and sexuality.

[:en]Kedibone Segonote – from loveLife, South Africa’s largest youth leadership, life skills and sexuality awareness program, talks about giving young people the opportunities and language to lead projects.[:pt]Kedibone Segonote – from loveLife, South Africa’s largest youth leadership, lifeskills and sexuality awareness programme, talks about giving young people the opportunities and language to lead projects.[:fr]Kedibone Segonote – from loveLife, South Africa’s largest youth leadership, lifeskills and sexuality awareness programme, talks about giving young people the opportunities and language to lead projects.[:]

Phindile Sithole talks about the concerns of the gap between policy and the knowledge of services young people are accessing.

Remmy Shawa, Project Coordinator at Sonke Gender Justice, shares his convictions about young people’s rights and traditions. www.youngpeopletoday.net

Reverend Phumzile Mabizela, Executive Director of INERELA+, makes the case for providing accurate and appropriate information to young people when talking about their sexuality. www.youngpeopletoday.net

Nyaradzayi Gumbonvanza, General Secretary World YWCA, speaks about sexuality education and sexual reproductive health services for adolescents and young people in Eastern And Southern Africa. www.youngpeopletoday.net