The Bali Global Youth Declaration: For Young People, By Young People

With the world’s population now at seven billion and counting, issues of human rights, health, education, and employment require action more urgently than ever before—especially for youth under the age of 25, who comprise more than 40% of the world’s population.


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What Does New Research Say about Gender-based Violence in the Region?

"This man will kill me and nothing will happen."

For eight years, Dolores and her children endured severe beatings at the hands of her husband. During the first year of the abuse, she sought help from the local police and prosecutor in Cartagena, Colombia, but was met with accusations and blame. Dolores tried to leave her husband several times, but each time he hunted her down and forced her to return – one time at knifepoint. Finally, Dolores and her children were able to escape for good.


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The Global Youth Forum Concludes with Excellent Results

Yesterday the Global Youth Forum in Bali, Indonesia ended with a progressive statement recognizing the sexual and reproductive rights of young people, including extensive references to respecting LGBT people and the need for safe and legal abortion.


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Move for Your Sexual Rights

In celebration of International Planned Parenthood Federation's 60th anniversary, fifteen young people from Profamilia used contemporary dance moves to capture the attention of a group of teens at The Boys and Girls Club in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Profamilia's flash mob is created by and for youth and promotes sexual and reproductive health and rights.


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Ending Violence Against Women Is Everyone's Responsibility

If you bring up the topic of violence against woman to ten people anywhere in the world, you’ll likely get ten opinions about how common it is, why it happens, and how to eliminate it.


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Promoting a Culture of Peace in Guatemala

To commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, our local partner in Guatemala, APROFAM, worked with a women's group to organize a march in Quetzaltenango on November 25th. The event also recognized IPPF's 60th anniversary in honor of the support APROFAM has received through being a part of the regional network.


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Activistas bolivianos preguntan: ¿Es realmente una 'Marcha por la Vida'?

El 7 de noviembre, el Consejo Departamental de la Juventud, el Comité Cívico Femenino, y la Arquidiócesis de Santa Cruz, una ciudad conservadora en Bolivia, convocó a una "Marcha por la Vida" en contra de la despenalización del aborto en el país. La coalición pro-vida utilizó el eslogan "desde la concepción hasta la muerte natural".


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Bolivian Activists Ask: Is it Really a 'March for Life'?

On November 7th, the Departmental Council of Youth, the Women's Civic Committee, and the Archdiocese of Santa Cruz, a conservative city in Bolivia, called for a “March for Life” against the decriminalization of abortion in the country. The pro-life coalition used the slogan “from conception to natural death.”


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A Comprehensive Response to HIV and Gender-based Violence

Violence against women is a problem that many women in our region face, and sometimes they don't even know it. When a young woman receives sexual and reproductive health services, it’s possible for a conversation about gender-based violence to occur between her and the doctor. In a setting that is private and confidential, a doctor who shows empathy with a woman who she or he believes may have experienced violence is more likely to be made aware of incidents of violence that have occurred than one who does not display empathy.


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Promoting Health By Responding to Gender-based Violence

Today, thousands of organizations and individuals around the world are demanding an end to gender-based violence in their communities as a part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. Each year, the campaign begins on November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ends sixteen days later on December 10th, International Human Rights Day, to emphasize that gender-based violence is not only a violation of women’s rights, but also a violation of human rights.


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