Young women and adolescent girls are disproportionately affected by HIV—in 2015, 75% of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa were among adolescent girls aged 10–19 years. There is still an urgent need to promote prevention programmes for young women and adolescent girls, to realize the sexual and reproductive rights of young women and adolescent girls […]
The world’s 1.1 billion girls are part of a large and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future. Yet the ambition for gender equality in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlights the preponderance of disadvantage and discrimination borne by girls everywhere on a daily basis. Only through explicit focus on collecting and analyzing […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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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 […]