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
Today's generation of young people is the largest the world has ever known, and it's important for Latin American and Caribbean youth to have a say in the policies that affect our lives. Although the conversations may at times be tense or challenging, young people's experiences and expertise will...Read more
In collaboration with CEPAM, IPPF/WHR's local Member Association in Ecuador, 26-year-old Cinthia has been mobilizing young people for several years to demand the inclusion of sexual and reproductive health for youth in the country's legislature. If passed, Ecuadorian youth will have better access...Read more
In collaboration with CEPAM, IPPF/WHR's local Member Association in Ecuador, 26-year-old Cinthia has been mobilizing young people for several years to demand the inclusion of sexual and reproductive health for youth in the country's legislature. If passed, Ecuadorian youth will have better access...Read more
Attending the the first session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Montevideo was quite an experience. It was the first time I'd traveled to Uruguay, and my day at the youth meeting began as soon as I arrived. Seventy young people from Latin American and the Caribbean...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
While waiting at a bus stop several years ago, I overheard a conversation between two teenage girls that left me dismayed and outraged. They jokingly shared stories about the weekend’s escapades and commiserated over having the same problem with their boyfriends – “forgetting” to use a condom...Read more
If we got our hands on a magic wand, we would create more women like Dr. Angela Diaz. An internationally recognized leader in adolescent health care, Dr. Diaz has devoted much of her life to helping the most vulnerable teens. Having emigrated to the United States as a teenager herself, Angela...Read more
I know a funny little man, As quiet as a mouse, Who does the mischief that is done In everybody’s house! There’s no one ever sees his face, And yet we all agree That every plate we break was cracked By Mr. Nobody. The stanza above is from a children’s poem about a house where deeds are done, and...Read more
To realize our full potential, young people need a guarantee of our human rights and the ability to be full participants in the global, regional, and national policies that affect our lives. That's why MYX, IPPF's global youth movement for sexual and reproductive rights, provided the IPPF/WHR Youth...Read more