News on Youth leadership & participation

20 July 2017
Un programme pilote tente de mettre fin au cycle de violences au Cambodge, où la moitié des femmes et un quart des hommes déclarent que battre sa femme est justifiable. © UNFPA Cambodia/Sophanara Pen
KAMPONG CHAM, Cambodge – Les femmes de la province cambodgienne de Kampong Cham connaissent bien la violence. Un sondage de 2014 a révélé que 33 pour cent d’entre elles avaient subi des violences depuis l’âge de 15 ans... Read more
20 April 2017
Les filles du programme Safeguard Young People (sauvegarder les jeunes) au Malawi qui fournit des informations sur la santé sexuelle et reproductive, aident les jeunes à accéder aux services de santé et offrent une formation en leadership. © UNFPA Malawi / Hope Ngwira
NATIONS UNIES, New York – Une étude publiée dans le Lancet montre que l'amélioration de la santé physique, mentale et sexuelle des adolescents, à un coût d'environ 4,60 $ (dollars) par personne et par an, produirait 10... Read more
19 May 2017
Nombreuses sont les barrières qui se dressent sur le chemin des jeunes qui les empêche de jouir pleinement de leurs droits tel que l’accès limité à l’éducation et aux soins de santé. Les jeunes femmes sont encore plus vulnérables, victimes de discrimination, de violences et d’un taux très élevés de grossesses précoces. © UNFPA
MONROVIA, Libéria – La vie n’est pas souvent facile pour les jeunes du Libéria. Cela fait déjà 14 ans que la guerre civile qui a déchiré le pays est terminée, mais les populations locales tardent encore à s’en remettre... Read more
31 May 2017
The medical centre handles an assortment of issues, from maternal care to abuse. "There is a lot of domestic violence within the camp," said Adorable, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. © UNFPA
BETOU, Republic of the Congo – “Some months we have more than 145 births at the centre – a lot, considering that we only are six midwives working here,” said Solange, a midwife at a medical centre in Betou, a village in... Read more
25 April 2017
Indigenous girls in northern Guatemala must often travel great distances to get to school, a factor that leads to high drop out rates. Bicycles help them stay in school. © UNFPA/Alejandro De León
CHISEC, Guatemala – Like many girls in Pecajbá, in Guatemala, Gladys Azucena Cho Cuc was forced to drop out when she reached secondary school. The high school was simply too far from home. In rural communities around... Read more
18 April 2017
Taekwondo champion Farida Azizova (left) encourages young people to speak out against gender discrimination. Image from the Youth for a Better Future campaign.
UNITED NATIONS, New York/BAKU, Azerbaijan – “As you know, in this society, we have problems with equality between men and women,” said Farida Azizova, a 21-year-old taekwondo champion from Azerbaijan. She knows all too... Read more
5 April 2017
María is leading recovery efforts in her community. "The situation is decaying each day," she said. © UNFPA/Cotera
LIMA, Peru – More than 1 million people have been affected by an unprecedented level of flooding, landslides and heavy rains in Peru. Twenty-four out of the country’s 25 departments are grappling with the crisis,... Read more
3 April 2017
Traditional ceremonies are an opportunity to reach young people with life-saving information. © UNFPA/Meaghan Charkowick
SHISELWENI, Swaziland – “We have high youth unemployment and high teenage pregnancy,” Mr. Obed, a traditional leader in Shiselweni, Swaziland, told UNFPA. Yet many conservative, rural communities have resisted publicly... Read more
27 March 2017
Young mothers Purity Bahati (left) and Naomi Kitsao (right) advocate for other young people to access sexual and reproductive health information and care. © UNFPA Kenya/Doulgas Waudo
KILIFI, Kenya – Purity Bahati was only 15 when she started dating her boyfriend, a 28-year-old man. “He told me he loved me, and I believed him,” she said. She was pregnant by the time she was 17. The pregnancy forced... Read more
6 March 2017
For International Women's Day, UNFPA is celebrating four activists who are blazing a trail for women. Images from left to right courtesy of Tanzila Khan, Deli Barroso, the NGO Atina and Arthur Nazaryan/Delphin Films.
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Today, despite decades of activism and promises, women remain disadvantaged in almost every realm – from the workplace and home to the highest levels of business and government. Policies and... Read more