Woman reps should be in the forefront of fighting teenage pregnancy

What you need to know:

  • They should join hands with parents and teachers and understand the causes of the pregnancies.

With the rising number of teenage pregnancy in the country, it was expected that woman representatives would come out up and be in the frontline advocating zero teenage pregnancies during the Covid-19 pandemic. But that has not been the case as the blame game continues being shifted between teachers and parents.

The Woman Reps, who are, essentially, supposed to promote the interests of women and girls, have been quiet with only a few coming out and openly talking about the menace.

They should launch awareness campaigns in their counties to cushion teens from early pregnancy, which could crush their dreams and dim their future.

The politicians should redirect the energy they used to oust their chairlady to fighting teenage pregnancy, which has been a major headache for the country during the pandemic.

This is the time when the leaders should come out of their silence and show an effort to stem the increasing teenage pregnancies.

The women MPs should show seriousness and deal with the issue accordingly, considering that the children will be home throughout the year with schools now set to reopen in January.

I would like to see more energy from the women as they go out of their comfort zones to tackle the problem. They should join hands with parents and teachers and understand the causes of the pregnancies.

This is a matter that needs quick response from the leaders.

Kabura Rose, Murang’a