"SEXUAL RIGHTS" A poem by Alex Michael Sesay
At the Murray Town App Club Launch, 18 year old Alex Sesay read a poem he wrote on sexual rights for girls. Alex is one of the twenty champions trained under the Danish TV project to promote adolescent sexual health rights using the Game App.
It is their Right and their Might
Their hidden power of Life
For which they strive
To keep their Dreams Alive.
Girls Preserve these as treasures
They should not be Pressured
Neither Pressed into Coercion
Because it is their key to Mansions.
Exercising their Right comes with pleasure
Because it's a God given Treasure
That needs no Pressure
From the fruitless demands of Nature.
These rights of Girls should be protected
And not be Violated
Rather it should be Nurtured and Cherished
For it not to fall in the ruthless hands of Relish.
These Girls are the leaders of tomorrow
Violating their rights brings no fruitful arrow
As they are forced to reckon with the sad memories of Morrow
Which brings no Joy but sorrow.
I pray for their rights to be Respected
Not shattered and neglected
For it not To Fall in the Ruins of Dejection
Which will lead to an everlasting Provocation.
Danish TV project also known as "Mek wi tok bot Mammy en Daddy Bizness" (Lets' talk about Sex) is an advocacy and communication programme shining a spotlight on the negative impacts of teenage pregnancy. It uses innovative technological and communication approaches on ASRHR education to engage adolescents, community members and the general public through media, community engagement and peer engagement.