Family Planning, Youth

A Pandora’s Box of Barriers Is Hurting Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health

“What’s in the box?” We are in Hawaryat Town in southwestern Ethiopia, standing in front of a school library which also functions as a clubhouse. Outside, a padlocked box is an imposing sentinel.  We are told it was created by … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Youth

New UNFPA Report Highlights Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy

Today, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched its State of the World Population 2013 report, “Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the challenge of adolescent pregnancy,” at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The 2013 report focuses on the disproportionate burden of adolescent … Continue Reading

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Seizing Advocacy Opportunities, Delivering Policy Wins

Commitments may get headlines, but advocates get results. Advocacy and accountability efforts—both of a sustained and opportunistic nature—are central drivers of progress on Family Planning 2020 and the Ouagadougou Partnership (two global efforts to improve family planning access, choice, quality … Continue Reading