International Policies, Youth

Take a Selfie, Change the World?

From being named Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year in 2013 to stealing the show at this year’s Oscars, the “selfie” has already become an inescapable part of our popular culture. Now, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is hoping … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Youth

Do You Know More About Birth Control Than the Cast of MTV’s “16 and Pregnant”?

This video might make you laugh, but misinformation about sex and contraception is no joke. Women in the United States and abroad face similar struggles: if they don’t have accurate and comprehensive information about birth control methods, they can be at risk … Continue Reading

Youth

The Largest-Ever Generation of Youth Is Speaking Up. Here’s Why We Should Listen.

There are more young people in the world today than at any other point in history. In fact, nearly 40 percent of the world’s 7.2 billion people are under the age of 24. Today, on International Youth Day, the world … Continue Reading

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A Global Call for Safe Abortion

For the past two decades, activists in Latin America and the Caribbean have designated September 28th as a day to call for access to legal and safe abortion. In 2011, they were joined by a network of abortion advocates from … Continue Reading