Girls

Joint UN Programme Aims to Empower Over 1 Million Girls in Mozambique

From UNFPA

NAMPULA Mozambique – “Before I entered the safe space, I was shy, and it was difficult for me to express myself. I spent my free time after school with vulnerable girlfriends my age who had left school to marry, and some were even pregnant,” 16-year-old Amelia Abadala Salimo told UNFPA. “I felt afraid to […]

24 August 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Empowering the Youth Through Sport in Timor-Leste: Launching the Second Phase of the “Sport for Life” Initiative

From UNESCO Office in Jakarta

The energy of youth is on display this week in Dili, Timor-Leste, where the “Sport for Life Youth Leadership Camp” is bringing together youth facilitators from all 13 municipalities of the country.  From July 4th to 16th, they are trained to become facilitators themselves, to replicate the Sport for Life activities […]

11 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Stand Up For and Invest in Teenage Girls, UN Says on World Population Day

From UN News Centre

 

11 July 2016 – Leaders and communities must focus on and stand up for the rights of teenage girls, particularly those who are poor, out of school, exploited, or subjected to harmful traditional practices, the United Nations has said, marking World Population Day with a call to bolster the success of the […]

11 July 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

‘We were judgmental of young people’

Malawi – “I thought family planning was for married people, not for girls. We were not friendly to young people. We were judgmental,” says Blessings Sonkhanani, a nurse at Namwera Health Center. “Now I know that anyone of childbearing age is eligible for family planning. Now we know what young people need, we’re special to […]

4 August 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Join UNGEI Youth Consultation: Let your voice be heard!

Do you care about girls’ education?

To strengthen our impact, UN Girls’ Education Initiative wants to involve young people in its work in an active and meaningful way. As part of this work, UNGEI is holding an online consultation with youth. Your views will help influence UNGEI’s strategy for involving youth better around the world.

Help shape […]

30 July 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

At UN annual Commission on the Status of Women, younger generation of gender equality activists say they are ready to play active role

Youth delegates such as Momal Mushtaq, a self-described “feminist” from Pakistan who was banned from riding a bicycle back home, and Tunisian women’s advocate Aya Chebbi, who declared that her “bold” generation was already today’s leaders, engaged in a lively dialogue with their senior counterparts on the side lines of the annual Commission on the […]

17 March 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Young women and girls empowerment a focus of the upcoming side-event organised by the Office of the Envoy on Youth and UN Women

28 January 2014|News for Youth, Opportunities for Youth|

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and UN Women launch “Voices Against Violence” curriculum to educate and empower youth

18 October 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Building the leaders of tomorrow: preparing young women in Latin America and the Caribbean

“For us, taking part in the ‘Young Women, Leadership and Governance’ Regional Forum is key. Being here means sharing our experiences of work and our agendas, which are no different from those of other women throughout the world,” says Tania Pariona, a 27-year-old indigenous activist from Peru and member of the Continental Network of Indigenous […]

4 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Women supported survey in Delhi shows 95 per cent of women and girls feel unsafe in public spaces

“I have started carrying pepper spray to protect myself. My parents have become more protective, they want to know where I’m going, when I’ll be back and with whom I’m hanging out,” says Srishti, a 20-year-old Delhi student who feels unsafe when she steps out of her house.

“I have started carrying pepper spray to protect […]

3 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|