Daily Archives: 5 April 2017

5 Apr, 2017

‘Meet the teenagers in Brazil’s urban centres who are taking charge of their future’ – UNICEF

Via UNICEF SÃO PAULO, Brazil, 22 March 2017 – In Brazil, more than 84 per cent of the population lives in urban areas. In many of these areas, children and adolescents are yet to be guaranteed their rights to quality education, health and to a welcoming and protective environment. These shortcomings impede their full development,

5 Apr, 2017

‘Traditional leaders stand up to protect youth from HIV, unintended pregnancy’ – UNFPA

Via UNFPA SHISELWENI, Swaziland – “We have high youth unemployment and high teenage pregnancy,” Mr. Obed, a traditional leader in Shiselweni, Swaziland, told UNFPA. Yet many conservative, rural communities have resisted publicly discussing topics that would improve the health and rights of young people – including adolescent pregnancy, gender-based violence and sexually transmitted infections like