News on Comprehensive sexuality education

8 June 2015
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Sophie stands in front of the Namwera Health Centre, where she attends Safeguard Young People programmes and activities. © UNFPA Malawi/ Hope Ngwira
Mangochi, Malawi – In 2010, when Sophie was just 13 years old, her elder sister suddenly and tragically died. Sophie’s world was shattered: She was forced to drop out of school and return home to care for her six... Read more
29 May 2015
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Students in Daoukro, Côte d’Ivoire. Young people are poised to transform the country's future. But to do so, they must be empowered, educated and employed. © UNFPA Cote d'Ivoire
DAKAR, Senegal – "I knew I was pregnant, but I talked to my classmate, not my parents or my teachers,” said Amina, 18, a student in Daoukro, Côte d’Ivoire.  “My parents were very upset and not kind. They rejected me."... Read more
26 May 2015
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Mobile reproductive health camps like this one, in Kavre District, are reaching thousands with life-saving health care, counselling and health information. © UNFPA Nepal
UNITED NATIONS, New York – More than a month has passed since homes and lives were shattered by Nepal’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The disaster triggered landslides and violent aftershocks that have pushed families out... Read more
13 April 2015
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These 10 facts about the world show signs of enormous progress – yet still not enough. © UNFPA/Anna Adhikari
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Today, leaders from around the world opened the 48th session of the Commission on Population and Development, where they will take stock of the world's development and the welfare of its... Read more
9 March 2015
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Young women in Guatemala. UNFPA supports programmes empowering adolescent girls to realize their rights. © UNFPA Guatemala
UNITED NATIONS, New York/GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – “We know that when we invest in young people, especially adolescent girls, we are making one of the smartest investments countries can make,” UNFPA Executive Director... Read more
24 February 2015
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Youth activist Benaiah Nari, in Papua New Guinea, helps his peers make safe and   respectful sexual and reproductive health choices. © UNFPA Pacific
FIJI/PORT MORESBY – Benaiah Nari grew up amid poverty and ethnic clashes in Papua New Guinea, a country where sexual violence, sexually transmitted infections and adolescent pregnancy are rife. After watching his peers... Read more
28 January 2015
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Young activists perform in a flash mob at a rock concert in Viet Nam, part of a series of flash mobs   taking place around the country to raise awareness of sexual and reproductive health issues. © UNFPA   Viet Nam
HA NOI, Viet Nam – Nearly 3,000 students from 30 universities took part in flash mobs across Viet Nam to raise awareness of sexual and reproductive health issues. The activists converged on the grounds of a popular... Read more
26 January 2015
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Viviana with other leaders from the Youth Roundtable, which promotes youth participation, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the prevention of adolescent pregnancies. © PANDI/ UNFPA Colombia
VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia – “I was 14 years old when my family fled,” said Viviana, now 26. “We arrived in a new town where we thought we would be able to live in peace, but there were armed groups there, too.” Viviana... Read more
16 January 2015
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Prime Minister Alberto Vaquina speaks to Geração Biz youth activists at a meeting in Maputo.
MAPUTO, Mozambique – Young people in Mozambique face stiff challenges in accessing sexual and reproductive health information and services, but the efforts of youth activists and peer educators are making a difference.... Read more
24 September 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Gender equality and the rights of young people are essential requirements for delivering quality education to all, said heads of state, leading education advocates and United Nations... Read more

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