The Need to Empower Young Women and Adolescent Girls

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

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Sexual and Reproductive Health Education Crucial for Eastern and Southern African Youth

From UNESCO For Lebogang Brenda Motsumi, 27, accessible sexual and reproductive health services would have changed her life. A passionate advocate for youth-friendly services and sexuality education, she has faced personal struggles with early pregnancy and is now living with HIV. She gave her testimony at a high level government dialogue organized by UNESCO on

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World Health Day: Raising awareness of health issues in Viet Nam

From UN Volunteers World Health Day is the birthday of the World Health Organization (WHO) and a day that is close to Emmanuel Eraly’s heart, as he has been involved in many campaigns to raise awareness of health issues in Viet Nam, where he worked for almost four years as a UNV intern and later

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Join the global Twitter Chat for the launch of Millennium Development Goals Progress Report and Education & Health for Every Woman and Every Child

TODAY at 12 pm EST (New York Time), join the Twitter chat marking the launch of the final MDG Progress and the High-Level Oslo Summit on Education for Development.  The Twitter chat will be an opportunity to join a conversation on progress in women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health under the MDGs and what’s next, as well

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Youth activists help adolescents beat the odds in remote Vanuatu

FIJI, South Pacific – When Bobby Shing’s grandmother died in 2001, it was a turning point. The musician from Aneityum, one of the most remote islands of Vanuatu, was just a child at the time, but he had already fallen into substance abuse. The loss of his grandmother made him realize he wanted to do

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