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PPAG, as part of its response to the COVID19 pandemic, started digital advocacy as a means to maintain focus on SRHR needs of Ghanaians by policy makers and public service agencies.
The main channels for disseminating information and advocacy messages has been Twitter chats, Twitter Storms and Virtual Policy Dialogues. So far the following has been organised:
1st Twitter Chat: Organised on 7th April, 2020 to commemorate World Health Day with focus on supporting nurses and midwives as they serve on front-lines, providing essential health services amidst the COVID19 pandemic.
2nd Twitter Chat: Organised on 9th April 2020 in collaboration with partner SRHR organizations including Youth Action Movement, Marie Stopes International Ghana, AfriYAN Ghana, Curious Minds,
Youth Advocate Ghana and Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights. The chat focused the Impact of COVID on SRHR and what duty bearers must continue to do to manage the crises.
3rd Twitter Chat: Organised on 28th May 2020 to commemorate World Menstrual Hygiene Day, which sought to draw the attention of the world to the issues of menstruation and its attendant challenges.
This was organised in commemoration with Curious Minds, Youth Action Movement and Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana. Subsequently other CSOs (Marie Stopes) acknowledging out extensive reach and influence on the population especially the youth as far us our media advocacy in SRHR is concerned,
have decided to organize a bigger twitter chat with PPAG. This will improve the coverage and penetration amongst the youth in our country.
Two Twitter storms to commemorate World Malaria Day and World Menstrual Hygiene Day in collaboration with the Youth Action Movement, Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights, Curious Minds and Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana.
Additionally, e-flyers with messages targeting government and other stakeholders are issued every other day to increase the need for SRHR services to be part of the essential services during pandemics such as COVID-19. Radio and TV interviews through which calls have been made to government to focus attention on the SRHR needs of the population during the COVID-19 pandemic. Press releases have also been issued on the impact of COVID-19 on families and adolescents.
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