Sexual and reproductive health rights for women and girls, and gender equality.
Social media handles:
Facebook : @EricaAmaKorkor
Twitter : @korkorerica
LinkedIn : @Erica Ehiamah
As a teenager, Erica was quick to realise that a lack of access to sexual and reproductive health information and services was having dire consequences for young people in Ghana.
In response to the lack of access to sexual and reproductive health information and services Erica joined Curious Minds Ghana to help change things for the better.
Working with Curious Minds Ghana, Erica uses radio as an advocacy tool to raise awareness for sexual health. She is a member of an advocacy show “GEMS of Our Time” on the national network Uniiq 95.7FM, in which they bring together diverse youth voices from across the country to discuss their health and rights.
Erica is a Youth Leader with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA Ghana) working to help the organization achieve its mandate of ending unmet need for family planning, ending maternal mortality and sexual and gender based violence against women and girls.
Tell us briefly why you are passionate about being involved with SheDecides?
“Women and girls still battle for the right to body autonomy, women cannot freely decide when to have a baby, and cultural barriers still persist.
There are unmet needs for access to family planning methods and services. HIV infection rates among young people keeps increasing, signifying the need for increased advocacy and leveraging on media to serve as a tool for advocacy.
As a young leader, holding community dialogues and outreaches on family planning will help avert most myths, perceptions and challenges with access to family planning services.”