Zambia Civic Education Association has continued to produce Child Rights Club (CRC) magazines under the Child Rights project. As at September 2014, the distribution of term 2 magazines was almost over.
The term 2 magazine carried an article which addressed the causes of teenage pregnancies. Some reasons submitted in this article are influence of western media, bad customary practices (initiation ceremonies) practiced under customary law, lack of information on dangers and consequences of pre-marital sex and poverty which compels girls to engage in sexual activities in exchange for money.
The issue of child pregnancies has become a serious challenge in Zambia to a level were some stakeholders are now proposing making contraceptives available to children. Please comment.