𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟵 𝗝𝗮𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮.
Teen pregnancies are a global phenomenon, affecting families who can least afford to cope. During lockdown, South Africa recorded an increase in gender-based violence – often resulting in unwanted teenage pregnancies. Health services were also diverted to the care of COVID-19 patients, meaning young girls had to cope with giving birth and caring for infants while still at school. Is South Africa doing anything to keep our girls safe?