News on Youth leadership & participation

19 February 2018
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Angie y Jazmin son madres adolescentes en Lima, Perú. Ambos dicen que no tuvieron acceso a una educación sexual integral. © Paco Chuquiure
LIMA, Perú – “Quedé embarazada a los 14 años de edad”, Angie contó al UNFPA. Ahora, a los 19, ella vive con su hijo en un asentamiento humano situado en Villa El Salvador, uno de los distritos más poblados de Lima, la... Read more
14 February 2018
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Girls in the Raparinga Biz meet in a safe space, where they can freely discuss issues including gender equality, violence and their own struggles. © UNFPA Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique – “We are equal to boys and can also contribute to society,” said 17-year-old Lidia Suale Saide. Lidia knows what it means to stand up for these beliefs. One year ago, she refused her mother’s attempt... Read more
8 February 2018
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Merhawit Mezgebe says members of her girls' club are helping to stamp out child marriage. © UNFPA Ethiopia/Abraham Gelaw
KOLLA TEMBEIN, Ethiopia – Not long ago, the sight of a 10-year-old bride was a common occurrence in Ethiopia’s Kolla Tembein District, said Daniel Hagos, the district’s chief administrator.  But the community’s women... Read more
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
1 February 2018
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En Malaui, Fanny, se casó a los 17 años. La pobreza es uno de los principales motores detrás del matrimonio infantil, el fenómeno es más común en los países de ingreso bajo y medio. © UNFPA Malaui
NACIONES UNIDAS, Nueva York – El Día de San Valentín se celebra en algunas partes del mundo como un momento romántico para las parejas. Sin embargo, millones de niños se unen antes de estar preparados, muchas veces en... Read more
6 February 2018
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Latty, 14, was inspired by her mother to call for the elimination of FGM. Luca Zordan for UNFPA
UNITED NATIONS, New York/Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO – Fourteen-year-old Latifatou Compaoré learned the spirit of resistance from her mother. Her mother was subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) as a child in... 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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En Paraguay, 1 de cada 16 adolescentes y 1 de cada 13 jóvenes han sufrido violencia física. © UNFPA Paraguay/Mario Achucarro
ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay – Con tan sólo 16 años de edad, Laura* ya ha vivido experiencias de violencia de parte de su pareja. “Durante dos años soporté violencia verbal y hasta física,” afirma en referencia a un ex novio. “Es... 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

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