When 19-year-old Adrianna became pregnant, she didn’t understand what had happened. “My boyfriend said he was taking care of himself,” she explains. Adrianna, who lives in the Victor Gonzales squatter settlement in El Callao, Peru, with her 11-month-old son and five other relatives, hadn’t received...Read more
When 19-year-old Adrianna became pregnant, she didn’t understand what had happened. “My boyfriend said he was taking care of himself,” she explains. Adrianna, who lives in the Victor Gonzales squatter settlement in El Callao, Peru, with her 11-month-old son and five other relatives, hadn’t received...Read more
In August 2008, at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, health and education ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean signed a historic agreement— the Ministerial Declaration, “Preventing through Education” —to dramatically increase young people’s access to comprehensive...Read more
In August 2008, at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, health and education ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean signed a historic agreement— the Ministerial Declaration, “Preventing through Education” —to dramatically increase young people’s access to comprehensive...Read more
According to a report by the ACLU, Puerto Rico has the highest per capita rate in the world of women over 14 killed by their partners. Year after year, women and girls lose their lives, and we still do not have an effective answer to end gender-based violence. Violence against women and girls is...Read more
Last month, the Haitian American Caucus held its third annual Teacher Summer Institute (TSI) in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti. The purpose of TSI is to provide teachers with the tools necessary to shift the educational paradigm in Haiti, which is considered poor by World Bank standards. The theme of...Read more
When it comes to sex education, I can’t really say much since I wasn’t taught anything besides what I learned in biology. My teacher talked about ovaries and sperm, but left out the process of sexual reproduction. There’s only so much a biology class could teach me, and it didn’t tell me about...Read more
After receiving a fellowship, I recently attended the 7th annual One Voice Summit: Linking Reproductive Health and the Environment, a three-day advocacy training for young people organized by the Sierra Club's Global Population and Environment Program. More than 40 young people from across the...Read more
After receiving a fellowship, I recently attended the 7th annual One Voice Summit: Linking Reproductive Health and the Environment, a three-day advocacy training for young people organized by the Sierra Club's Global Population and Environment Program. More than 40 young people from across the...Read more
At the 2008 International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, the Ministers of Health and Education from Latin America and the Caribbean promised to increase young people’s access to sexuality education and reproductive health services. The international community celebrated the historic signing of the...Read more