Rwandan MPs encourage adolescents to access sexual and reproductive health services

Rwandan MPs encourage adolescents to access sexual and reproductive health services
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Senator Célestin Sebuhoro, member of the IPU Advisory Group on HIV/AIDS and Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH), addresses young people. © Lucien Gatete

MPs in Rwanda visited youth-friendly health centres and universities to educate people, especially adolescents, on sexual and reproductive health. The visits were part of the cooperation between IPU and the Parliament of Rwanda on maternal, newborn and child health, as well as sexual and reproductive health. 

The cooperation has resulted in nation-wide awareness campaigns on family planning and sexual and reproductive health; and the passing of the Reproductive Health Law that IPU supported and which calls, among other things, for the right to free, informed and responsible decisions concerning sexual and reproductive matters. The MPs visited health centres to oversee implementation of the law.

Through the tweets from the Rwanda Parliament Twitter account, we can follow the MPs as they engaged with adolescents and the general public.