Almost two out of every ten girls in Benin have their first child before they are 15. One third of all girls marries before the age of 18. More than half of Benin’s population is made up of young people. The programmes will address their sexual and reproductive health and rights needs.
UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador, Goedele Liekens, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Axelle Red, both Belgian nationals and long-time advocates of women and children’s rights were part of the Minister’s delegation.