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24 September 2019
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What needs to be done to achieve the Promise of Cairo on sexual and reproductive health and rights for adolescents and young people?

We must invent and promote responsive and sensitive systems that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights among young people, said Dr. Shungu Gwarinda, Interim CEO of the Graҁa Machel Trust... Read more

19 September 2019
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Even one preventable maternal death is simply not acceptable

WINDHOEK, Namibia—Midwives, health-care providers and professional associations are the closest to delivering on the promise of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) to... Read more

19 September 2019
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Maternal mental health matters! Let’s act now

WINDHOEK, Namibia—“Around one in five women will experience a mental health problem during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth, but maternal mental health disorders are treatable.” Postpartum... Read more

18 September 2019
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Family members arrested for planning child marriage for 15-year-old girl in Ethiopia

KOLA TEMBEIN DISTRICT, Tigray Region, Ethiopia—Earlier this year, Haderu Gebray, 15, and her parents were arrested for planning her wedding. Child marriage is illegal in Ethiopia yet her father, who... Read more

10 September 2019
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"Trust and empower us” – young Ugandans on their sexual and reproductive health and rights

KAMPALA, Uganda—Young people in Uganda are experiencing a pushback and backlash regarding their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), particularly in regards to sexuality education,... Read more

3 September 2019
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“We need concrete actions. We’re protesting for our future” – youth climate change activists

PRETORIA, South Africa -- Twelve-year old Yola Mgogwana’s face beams with excitement when she is asked to share what she is doing to mitigate global climate change. “I [make] eco-bricks with rubbish... Read more

2 September 2019
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Climate change disproportionately affects women and young girls – and here’s why

“Women bear the brunt of extreme weather events because they lack economic, political and legal power.” Action needs to be escalated regarding climate change to create a sustainable green future,... Read more

30 August 2019
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Malawi youths call for better reproductive health services

LILONGWE, Malawi—“Many young people are making wrong choices because information about sexual and reproductive health is not easily available,” said youth activist Jenifer Sani. “Even when the... Read more

27 August 2019
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Enhancing Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, Gender and Climate Change Linkages to Build Climate-Resilient Communities

Twenty-five years ago, world leaders acknowledged the threats of climate change at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). In the Programme of Action, they recognized that... Read more

13 August 2019
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No SDGs without Equality, Rights and Choices!

The United Nations’ High Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals met at ministerial level, ahead of the September SDG Summit under the theme ‘Empowering people and ensuring... Read more

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