16 Dec, 2016

Youth Champions Initiative

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THE YOUTH CHAMPIONS INITIATIVE IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Public Health Institute have partnered to launch a second cohort of the Youth Champions Initiative – an exciting initiative to advance innovation and quality in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights globally. The Youth Champions Initiative (YCI)

16 Aug, 2016

Girls in Uganda Become SDG Ambassadors, Fight Teen Pregnancy with Poetry

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From UNFPA KAMPALA, Uganda – Talking about sexual and reproductive health is not easy, especially in the conservative corners of Uganda. But the girls of Buddo Secondary School found a powerful way to address the issue: poetry. “Plan your family to fend off poverty / To enhance your savings / To feed with quality /

15 Aug, 2016

Breaking Down the Barriers on International Youth Day – Young People Need Better Access to HIV Services

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From UNAIDS National policies and practices continue to prevent young people (aged 10-24 years) from accessing the HIV, sexual and reproductive health and rights services that they need. On this International Youth Day, UNAIDS calls on national authorities, civil society organizations, youth activists and all stakeholders in the AIDS response to review and challenge national

21 Jul, 2016

UNICEF Calls for Urgent Action to Protect Girls, Women from Sexual Violence

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From UN News Centre 20 July 2016 – A key adviser to the United Nations children’s agency today decried the culture of impunity surrounding sexual violence against women and girls around the world, following a recent case of gang rape in India. “Outrage is not enough,” said Anju Malhotra, UNICEF’s Principal Gender Advisor. “We need

30 Jun, 2016

Cambodian Hit “Love9” Tackles Taboo Subject: Sexual Health

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From UNFPA PHNOM-PENH, Cambodia – “My engine is still working!” a young man in a clinic yelled gleefully, having just testing negative for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Patients in the waiting room turned to gawk at him. It was a scene from Love9, a Cambodian television and radio show that just wrapped up an extraordinarily