As part of our series on the Commission on Population and Development (CPD), we've teamed up with YSafe to bring you accounts from youth advocates taking part in the convening. This is the second blog from David Lawrence, who came to New York from Liverpool, UK. As the negotiations continue at the...Read more
At the 45th Session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) —the main theme of which is “Adolescents and Youth”—there is an active participation of civil society groups and a special opportunity to take a look at the current status of young people in Latin America. What are Latin...Read more
In recent years, millions of young voices have united to explain to their governments the importance and urgency of implementing comprehensive sexual education for adolescents and young people. As a young human rights activist, I am a part of this global effort. One of the main characteristics of...Read more
In times of violence and tragedy, the most extraordinary results can be achieved. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, a coalition of international and Haitian organizations came together to ensure girls' needs would not be overlooked. The Haiti Adolescent Girls Network is committed to protecting...Read more
The most common reason to choose an abortion among all women, from any social condition and region of the world, is having an unwanted pregnancy. The number of unwanted pregnancies in young women and adolescent girls is strongly linked with gender norms and inequity in education and work...Read more
As a part of the UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD), IPPF/WHR held a luncheon at the UN Delegate's Dining Room to discuss the importance of protecting and promoting youth health and rights in Latin America for ICPD+20 and beyond. The side event featured Regional Director Carmen...Read more
As a part of the UN Commission on Population and Development, IPPF/WHR Regional Advocacy Coordinator, Flor Hunt, moderated a panel at The Permanent Mission of Germany yesterday. The side event was entitled "Education Matters: Empowering Young People to Make Healthier Choices" and featured four...Read more
As part of our series on the Commission on Population and Development (CPD), we've teamed up with YSafe to bring you accounts from youth advocates taking part in the convening. This one comes from David Lawrence, who came to New York from Liverpool, UK. Each year there is a different theme for the...Read more
In last week's blog series on the Voices project, we told you to stories from our partners throughout Latin America who are advocating for youth sexual and reproductive health and rights. The impact of their work is clear: In the Dominican Republic, Profamilia is working with the government to...Read more
Today marks the beginning of the 45th meeting of the United Nations Commission for Population and Development —or CPD—in New York, and we will be covering the convening throughout the week. At the CPD, IPPF/WHR staff will be working with governments, youth advocates from the region, and our allies...Read more