Resources on Youth leadership & participation

This brief explains how UNFPA Supplies – UNFPA’s flagship programme helping countries build stronger health systems and widen access to contraceptives and life-saving medicines for maternal health – empowers youth. It is part of UNFPA Supplies' Key Results for 2015.

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This year's State of World Population report explores the life of the 10-year-old girl, whose life is about to take a pivotal turn, either towards expanding opportunities or narrowing ones. As these girls enter adolescence, their potential will be nurtured, with material benefits for their families, communities and countries, or their potential will be limited, depriving the world of their talents and achievements.

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Today’s adolescents and youth are 1.8 billion strong and form a quarter of the world’s population.

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For millions of young people around the world, the onset of adolescence brings not only changes to their bodies but also new vulnerabilities to human rights abuses, particularly in the arenas of sexuality, marriage and childbearing...

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This guidance document and toolkit begins to address the lack of research and attention to this important subgroup of young people by compiling new data-gathering approaches, tools, and methodologies.

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This manual contains modules on young women's leadership, economic justice, HIV and AIDS, human rights, peace, self esteem and body image, sexual and reproductive health and violence against women.

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Including young people as meaningful partners in programmes that target them with information and services can improve their effectiveness.

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Nearly 20 years ago, the international community made some large and important promises that have changed the lives of women and girls around the world.

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Humanitarian organizations must prioritize the sexual and reproductive health needs of displaced adolescents at the earliest opportunity in a crisis to protect young people from sexual violence, sexually transmitted diseases and early pregnancy. This joint report catalogs the results of a year-long study to map adolescent sexual and reproductive health programmes in areas affected by conflict, documents good practices, and provides recommendations to improve access to quality reproductive health care for adolescents in humanitarian settings.

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