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La maternité adolescente au Togo : une interpellation pour l’Église et la société

Abstract : The teenage mother is weakened by her early pregnancy and the intolerant view of her community. Yet she is destined to become a real subject, responsible for her destiny and of her child’s. It is a challenge to say "a great " yes " to human life". The adolescent motherhood in Togo is thus an interpellation toward the Church and the society. How the issue of adolescent motherhood is / was seen in the Nawda tradition ? What was the role of women to deal with this problem ? The Church, because of its vocation to protect and give life to every human person, is required to give an ethical response to the issue of the phenomenon of teen motherhood. It can : integrate the positive elements of the Nawda and African pedagogy in general ; strengthen the practice of the merciful justice, by using, when appropriate, the mechanism of the African palaver ; support teenage mothers by considering them as actresses responsible for their life and not as victims that we are witnessing ; encourage the African woman to train to be able to train in her turn ; provide care and support facilities like the Préau du Grand Arbre (which is a school of early childhood based on the sociocultural realities of each environment in order to teach children the sense of self-respect) and University Residence Providence (wishing to fight against those considering the child as an obstacle). The Togolese society should develop a social security policy to support teenage mothers in precarious situations. It is a matter of justice and equity based on respect of the human dignity to which everyone is entitled, albeit teenage mother.
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Ameyo Didjoumdiriba Billy. La maternité adolescente au Togo : une interpellation pour l’Église et la société. Religions. Université de Strasbourg, 2014. Français. ⟨NNT : 2014STRAK015⟩. ⟨tel-01681666v2⟩

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