February 25, 2008
A generation of Lisa’s and Irene’s
Teenage Pregnancy: A Reality Unchecked
“Lisa”, not her real name, is a young girl from Caloocan who is now 8-months pregnant. Her husband is now in jail for cases of theft. Her father earns a measly P100 daily as a tricycle driver, not even enough to feed her other four siblings. She is 16.
“Irene”, not her real name, like Lisa is still a kid at heart and still into street games. She wish to be back at school but her family is cash-strapped and no one will look after her 3-month old baby. She is 16.
According to Zone One Tondo, a Manila based community organization, the youngest mother on their record is 12 years old. They are ready to tell their stories….
Know these and more……..
What: Usapang POPDEV Media Forum
When: 26 February 2008, 10:30AM – 12Noon
Where: Annabel’s Restaurant, Tomas Morato, QC
1. ‘Lisa’ and ‘Irene’
2. Kiko dela Tonga, Youth Advocate, Likhaan
3. Prolet Panis, Organizer, Zone One Tondo
4. Ninna Narvaez, Advocacy Officer, Family Planning Organization of the Phils.
5. Dr. Gloria Itchon, Clinic Physician, Family Planning Organization of the Phils.