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
At this year’s Women Deliver conference, youth leaders had the opportunity to share our vision and priorities for the future global development agenda. I was pleased to share the stage with advocates from Egypt, Indonesia, and Greece – Ahmed Awadalla, Yulia Dwi Andriyanti, and Nefeli Themeli,...Read more
The United States saw a recent victory for sexual and reproductive rights when a federal judge ordered the Food and Drug Administration to allow emergency contraception to be sold over-the-counter without age restrictions. This decision has the power to increase access to emergency contraception...Read more
As Thomas Friedman points out in the New York Times , today’s generation of young people — the largest cohort the world has known — has an unprecedented opportunity to transform economies, politics and community life as we know it. But Friedman’s assessment of what is needed to convert this youth...Read more
As many advocates for sexual and reproductive rights can attest, overturning unjust laws and fighting for fair and rights-based policies is often an uphill battle that can take months or, in many cases, years. Advocacy requires tenacity, patience, and resources, and the victories are often few and...Read more
As many advocates for sexual and reproductive rights can attest, overturning unjust laws and fighting for fair and rights-based policies is often an uphill battle that can take months or, in many cases, years. Advocacy requires tenacity, patience, and resources, and the victories are often few and...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
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. After three days of work, the more than 500...Read more