“Wimusiga Ivu Program-Phase One

YDPD started a program focusing on bringing peace in the Rwandan community and fighting against Teenage Pregnancies,  named “Wimusiga Ivu Program”. On the 17th of November 2019, YDPD implemented the first phase of WIP whereby a debate was held at Kacyiru Primary school in the house of(KCKC) whereby youth between 12 and 19 years old were gathered to debate on the topic “The official use of contraceptives among teenagers” if it is right or wrong. The topic was prepared by YDPD based on an ongoing parliamentally law enactment about; at which age contraceptives should be officially allowed, and also a very high growing number of teenagers being impregnated every year  whereby from 2016 to 2019, around 70 thousand young girls were impregnated.


Participants involved also representations from Kacyiru sector (youth representative), the board member of YDPD and other invited honorary members at YDPD including Ildephonse who was among the facilitators. The target was to hear from young people, what they think about the present problem and what could be the solution to it, during the debate, a lot of ideas were elaborated from young people and clearly showed the following things;

  • Lack of parental education (parents no longer have time for their children)
  • Lack of cultural values in young people
  • Lack of knowledge on reproductive health
  • Poverty that leads some of them to fall into sugar(daddy/mummy)’s traps
  • Men violates teenagers willingly since they know the consequences
  • Lack of reinforcement in punishing towards convicts
  • A present gap between the speed of technology and mechanisms of punishment 

After noticing all the proposed solutions by teenagers, YDPD decided to expand dialogues on topics regarding teenage pregnancy to make young people informed about their reproductive health, and to help them share with rest of others in the community 


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