News on Youth leadership & participation

11 January 2018
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UNFPA works with survivors of violence and with law enforcement. But with studies showing that young herders are frequently among the perpetrators of violence, it became clear that efforts must be directed towards them, as well. © UNFPA Lesotho
HABA TSEKA, Lesotho – “Before, I never used a condom, and I would force myself violently onto girls and young women,” said Kabelo*, 22, in rural Lesotho. A herder in Haba Tseka, he grew up in an area where violence is... Read more
8 January 2018
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University students Prisca Gama and Given Mwira teach women and girls about the menstrual cup, and say there has been keen interest. © Henry Chimbali/UNFPA Malawi
LILONGWE, Malawi –  Prisca Gama, 22, and Given Mwira, 26, remember first trying the menstrual cup in November 2016. The women, both fourth-year students at Mzuzu University in northern Malawi, quickly became... Read more
22 December 2017
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M4RH provides accurate information on sexual and reproductive health topics in a private, nonjudgmental way. © Ministry of Health
KIGALI, Rwanda – Rwanda’s health system has seen great improvements in recent years, yet one area of health care remains underserved, particularly for young people: sexual and reproductive health. Stigma and... Read more
27 November 2017
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Noviazgo sin Violencia, or Dating without Violence, addresses the fact that intimate partner violence often begins early. © UNFPA Paraguay/Mario Achucarro
ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay – At only 16 years old, Laura* has already experienced intimate partner violence. “For two years, I put up with verbal and even physical abuse,” she said, referring to an ex-boyfriend. “It’s one of... Read more
14 November 2017
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Gudiya Chaudhary traveled 35 km to participate in the tournament, which was the first of its kind in the district.
TAULIHAWA, Nepal – "I often watch boys playing cricket on this ground. But today I caught a glimpse of girl cricketers in action," said Irfan Darji, a 13-year-old spectator at the final match in a trailblazing girls’... Read more
7 November 2017
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L’UNFPA travaille avec des groupes de jeunes pour leur fournir des services et de l’information en matière de santé sexuelle et reproductive. Ici, un dépistage du VIH financé par l’UNFPA à Moroni. © UNFPA Comores
MORONI, Comores –Sara* avait 17 ans quand elle a découvert qu’elle était enceinte. Elle vivait dans un village rural des Comores et a mené sa grossesse à terme dans le plus grand secret, jusqu’à son accouchement dans... Read more
11 October 2017
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A quoi ressemble l’inégalité des genres ? Ces cinq jeunes filles peuvent vous le dire. Illustration de Bodil Jane pour l’UNFPA
NATIONS UNIES, New York – Malgré des années d’efforts et de progrès, l’égalité totale entre les genres n’a pas encore été atteinte. Aucun pays dans le monde n’échappe à la violence ou aux discriminations basées sur le... Read more
10 October 2017
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Takhona learned to protect herself from HIV from UNFPA's Safeguard Young People programme.
SHISELWENI, Swaziland – More than one in five adults in Swaziland are HIV-positive, according to the most recent data, and the rates are highest among women. Despite these dangers, young people – and young women in... Read more
22 September 2017
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Svitlana Tavantseva counsels survivors of violence in Ukraine. Too often, she says, women are shamed rather than perpetrators. © UNFPA Ukraine/Maks Levin
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Violence against women continues to be the most pervasive human rights violation in the world. Roughly one in three women experience physical or sexual assault in her lifetime – and this... Read more
6 September 2017
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Faith (au milieu), avec ses amies Sylvia (à droite) et Vivian. Elles se sont toutes enfuies pour échapper aux mutilations génitales féminines et au mariage. © UNFPA Kenya/Douglas Waudo
NAIKARRA, Kenya – « Un matin, au réveil, mon père m’a dit que nous étions pauvres et que nous avions besoin d’argent », raconte Faith. Elle décrit le moment où elle a appris qu’elle était fiancée. Elle n’avait que 11... Read more

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