Awareness Campaign “Communicating our Values under the New Language Frame on Reproductive Health and Rights”

On  May 3rd, an awareness raising campaign on the value of communication under the new Language Frame on Reproductive Health and Rights was held in Elbasan City, with participation of students On May 3rd, an awareness raising campaign on the value of communication under the new Language Frame on Reproductive Health and Rights was held in Elbasan City, with participation of students of the Faculty of Nursing, representatives from local organizations, representatives from the Regional Health Directorate, representatives from Health Centers, participation of 60-70 community members and most important to mention 15 members from the Roma and Egyptian community and 15 members from rural areas. The aim was to strengthen the knowledge for effective communication and to influence the values and work ethic associated with Reproductive Health focusing on Sexual Education, Abortion and Contraception.
Some of the messages used were:
• Women free from reproductive coercion (Equal access to safe abortion methods)
• Protecting the right to a life free of coercion, intimidation, exploitation and sexual violence
• Without contraceptive care no one is free to live a healthy and free reproductive life
• Strengthen communities through knowledge of a free and secure sexual and emotional life and their protection from emotional sexual compulsion.
These messages were expected very well and positively by the participants. Men and women said that these messages are meaningful and affect the main aspect of reproductive health and rights. Also these messages were shared with passers-by and asked about they thoughts. The youngest girls and women welcomed and supported the messages and the campaign. The new language used to share messages and to make the community aware was very effective and was welcomed by all as participants and passers-by.