Love9 is the brand new project from BBC Media Action on TV, on Radio and online. It’s all about you, our youth audiences. And of course, it’s about LOVE a subject we know is very important to you all! The programmes and discussions will be made and hosted by our own youth teams, speaking with you as peers about your lives and the situations you face every day, with a particular focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
The programmes will provide accurate, up-to-date and age-appropriate information on sexual and reproductive health and discuss topics such as relationships, safer sex, sexually transmitted infections, and making healthy choices. It aims to improve your sexual reproductive health knowledge, increase awareness of your rights and reduce harmful sexual and reproductive practices. We want you to feel more confident to talk about these things with peers and sweethearts, and encourage you to find out more so that you can look after yourself and the ones you love.
A brand new format for the project is a TV comedy series, bringing back the characters from Loy9 Series three as they set up a café/bar and the relationships they have and problems they face. We’ll also have discussions, music, special guests and celebrities on the tv show and a radio phone-in and discussion show. Of course the project wouldn't be complete without an interactive website and social media pages, so that we can hear from you directly and you can get involved, participate and share your experiences. We love to hear from you.
Love9 on TV will be broadcast in early September 2014. The radio phone in programme is live every Sunday from 2 to 3 pm on FM 102, Women’s Media Center.
Love9 is produced by BBC Media Action and funded by UNFPA and USAID.