Love Matters Africa provides easy-to-access information and news on sexuality and sexual health for young people in Africa. It offers open, honest and non-judgmental discussions around sex and sexuality to help young people make the best possible decisions about their sexual health and rights.
When Love Matters Africa was launched in Kenya in 2012, RNW Media was responding to a clear need. Sexual health education was lacking: either it was unavailable or focused on abstinence.
Such a scenario leaves young people uninformed, vulnerable and at risk; unmarried teenagers are often excluded from receiving information and sexual health services, resulting in unwanted teenage pregnancies, HIV infections and high maternal mortality rates.
Currently the English platform runs from Nairobi targeting Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria. In 2018 a new French-language platform, Love Matters Afrique, will launch in DRC to target francophone African countries, including Rwanda.