Family Planning, Youth

Real Reproductive Health Takes Two Leaving Out Men and Boys Doesn’t Help Women and Girls

These are portions of the mission statements of four of the largest and most important actors within the international sexual and reproductive health and rights movement: UK Department for International Development (DFID): “We believe we should give girls and women the … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance, Youth

A Simple Fix for Women in the Peace Corps

This week is annual Peace Corps Week, celebrating President Kennedy’s creation of the Corps in 1961. Since the founding of the Peace Corps, countless volunteers have gone to hundreds of countries to serve on projects improving health, agriculture, business, and … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Youth

Youth and Unintended Pregnancy: Why We Need to Stop Playing the Blame Game

Growing up is quite an adventure. First you are a child who can only see the world in black and white. Then, you hit puberty and suddenly everything changes. My transition from childhood to adolescence seemed to happen overnight. Suddenly, … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies, Youth

What’s Next for Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health? A Q&A with Youth Activist Christelle Kwizera

Back in November 2013, Rwandan youth activist Christelle Kwizera was chosen to speak to delegates at the High-Level Ministerial Meeting (HLMM) of the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning, to provide a youth perspective on policy for family planning and … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Youth

More Than Half the World’s Young People Can’t Be Ignored

They are 1.1 billion strong, and getting loud. Yet 70 million are not in school. Six million face adolescent pregnancies. And countless more are vulnerable, at-risk, or denied basic rights and opportunities to plan their futures. More than half of … Continue Reading

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