When I was growing up in California, I often felt disconnected from my extended family in Mexico. The language barrier was enough of a challenge, but the distance I felt was also the result of the drastic differences in our everyday experiences. The obstacles I encountered as a young woman in the...Read more
This week, youth advocates from around the world are in New York for the Commission in Population and Development, the United Nations’ annual meeting on development, health and rights. This year’s meeting is focused on adolescents and youth, and these young advocates are in town to ensure that...Read more
This week, youth advocates from around the world are in New York for the Commission in Population and Development, the United Nations’ annual meeting on development, health and rights. This year’s meeting is focused on adolescents and youth, and these young advocates are in town to ensure that...Read more
As a part of the UN Commission on Population and Development, IPPF/WHR Regional Advocacy Coordinator, Flor Hunt, moderated a panel at The Permanent Mission of Germany yesterday. The side event was entitled "Education Matters: Empowering Young People to Make Healthier Choices" and featured four...Read more
On February 13th, the Executive Director of FAMPLAN Jamaica, Rachel Ustanny, made a guest appearance on the morning television show Smile Jamaica to promote the country's Safer Sex Week, held February 12th to 18th. Valentine's Day presents a big opportunity for our Member Association to promote the...Read more
On February 13th, the Executive Director of FAMPLAN Jamaica, Rachel Ustanny, made a guest appearance on the morning television show Smile Jamaica to promote the country's Safer Sex Week, held February 12th to 18th. Valentine's Day presents a big opportunity for our Member Association to promote the...Read more
Adolescent fertility rates in Latin America and the Caribbean surpass the world average, and more than 1 in 3 women in the region give birth before the age of 20. In rural areas, the adolescent birth rate is even higher. This is partly due to severe income disparities between the rich and the poor...Read more
Adolescent fertility rates in Latin America and the Caribbean surpass the world average, and more than 1 in 3 women in the region give birth before the age of 20. In rural areas, the adolescent birth rate is even higher. This is partly due to severe income disparities between the rich and the poor...Read more
With nearly half the world's population under the age of 25, today’s generation of youth is the largest ever. Yet many young people lack access to the services and information they need to make decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. Each year, there are an estimated 1.2 million...Read more
With nearly half the world's population under the age of 25, today’s generation of youth is the largest ever. Yet many young people lack access to the services and information they need to make decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. Each year, there are an estimated 1.2 million...Read more