youth

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Girl Up Teen Advisors on the World in 2030

When we think about young people in relation to the Agenda 2030, what often comes to mind is that they will be beneficiaries of the development goals. However, young people are proving time and time again that they are not just recipients of change but are driving

A Letter to the 15-Year-Old Me

As we celebrate women’s month in South Africa, I took a moment to reflect on of all the mistakes I made and the right things I did to prepare myself for womanhood. I am a 26-year-old young woman, who doesn’t have it all together. But, I

White Ribbon Alliance: Passionate Citizens Changing Communities

Girls’ Globe bloggers have had the opportunity to meet with and speak to Midwives and Citizen Journalists from Uganda, Malawi and Zimbabwe, who are working with White Ribbon Alliance to strengthen the rights and health of women and children, and to change communities so that they

Involving Young People in the Global Goals

We are now half a year into the work of reaching the Sustainable Development Goals, and still a lot of questions need to be answered as to how to approach these goals remain. I find myself, as a teenager, feeling slightly distant to these ambitious

The Role of Youth: Reflections from #AIDS2016

“We need to give young people a seat at the table” was a phrase I heard frequently at the 2016 International AIDS Conference  in Durban last month. It’s a frequently heard phrase at other conferences too, and in meetings or discussions which include youth participation. The strange thing is,

Youth and Family Planning: Include Us at the Table

Numerous topics regarding sexual advocacy and education, from contraceptive use to abortions, were discussed at the International Conference on Family Planning in late January. And while experts flew to Nusa Dua, Indonesia, from all over the world, there was one general consensus: world leaders must include youth in conversations

The Truth About Adolescent Boys

What do we know about boys? A new publication by Promundo and UNFPA highlights the importance of engaging young men in gender equality and in sexual and reproductive health and rights. Promundo and UNFPA launched a new report today, Adolescent Boys and Young Men: Engaging Them

Improving Maternal Health Encompasses More Than Mothers

With the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) nearing expiration date and the new and improved Sustainable Development Agenda in place, we are facing a fresh start to address some of the most important global challenges in the next 15 years. Next week global leaders, advocates and

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