It was the summer of 2014 that I signed up to be a part of the Youth Advocacy Movement (YAM). I was a camp teacher at the time and the Youth Development Officer came to do a presentation on puberty and self-esteem. Through this discussion came the topic of YAM, the youth branch of the Barbados...Read more
It was the summer of 2014 that I signed up to be a part of the Youth Advocacy Movement (YAM). I was a camp teacher at the time and the Youth Development Officer came to do a presentation on puberty and self-esteem. Through this discussion came the topic of YAM, the youth branch of the Barbados...Read more
Today, nearly half the world's population under age 25, and the current generation of young people is the largest the world has ever seen. Still, many young people are unable to obtain the sexual and reproductive health information and services they need to live healthy and self-determined lives...Read more
Today, nearly half the world's population under age 25, and the current generation of young people is the largest the world has ever seen. Still, many young people are unable to obtain the sexual and reproductive health information and services they need to live healthy and self-determined lives...Read more
In a speech given at the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in 2013, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet—who was the Executive Director of UN Women at the time—emphasized the connections between women’s empowerment, sexual and reproductive rights, and sustainable development. "Our goal...Read more
In a speech given at the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in 2013, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet—who was the Executive Director of UN Women at the time—emphasized the connections between women’s empowerment, sexual and reproductive rights, and sustainable development. "Our goal...Read more
It’s time that young people were talked to and not talked about. It struck me even more clearly when I was a meeting of young activists in Hong Kong recently. A friend and colleague put it perfectly when he said that he was tired of filling a "tickbox quota"—sick of being chosen to speak simply...Read more
It’s time that young people were talked to and not talked about. It struck me even more clearly when I was a meeting of young activists in Hong Kong recently. A friend and colleague put it perfectly when he said that he was tired of filling a "tickbox quota"—sick of being chosen to speak simply...Read more
I just returned from Mexico, where I had the opportunity to witness the work of our Member Association, Mexfam. This was a particularly meaningful trip for me because these projects—focusing on reducing teen pregnancy in Mexico—were funded with a bequest from a member of our Rosa Cisneros Legacy...Read more
I just returned from Mexico, where I had the opportunity to witness the work of our Member Association, Mexfam. This was a particularly meaningful trip for me because these projects—focusing on reducing teen pregnancy in Mexico—were funded with a bequest from a member of our Rosa Cisneros Legacy...Read more