News on Youth leadership & participation

22 Juin 2016
Ani Tandim Lham shares life-changing health and human rights advice with other nuns and young people. © United Nations/Tim Jenkins
THIMPU, Bhutan – Nuns might seem like the last people needing sexual and reproductive health education. But in the tiny, landlocked Himalayan nation of Bhutan, holy women are being empowered by this information – and... Read more
17 Juin 2016
A class for youth with hearing disabilities in Burkina Faso. UNFPA has provided training on sexual and reproductive health to this and other schools in the country. ©UNFPA/Théodore Somda
UNITED NATIONS, New York/OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – A shocking 20 per cent of women with disabilities face forced or coerced sex. Stripped of their most fundamental reproductive rights, women with disabilities are too... Read more
15 Juin 2016
SHINYANGA, United Republic of Tanzania – Unlike 95 per cent of girls her age in Tanzania’s Shinyanga region, at 17, Rahuba Kenedy was enrolled in secondary school – and excelling academically. Then, she met a charming... Read more
3 Juin 2016
ISTANBUL, Turkey – “When we go to schools and shopping centres, we have to go to the bathroom in groups of three, so that gang members cannot abuse us. They can choose us to be their wives, and if we refuse, we could be... Read more
1 Juin 2016
DAMASCUS, Syria – Despite the limited transportation, perpetual security threats and bombings ravaging her adopted city, Leen Darwish, an optimistic 23-year-old woman, stayed steadfastly determined to continue her... Read more
23 Mai 2016
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The world is currently facing its worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, due to conflicts, persecutions and natural disasters intensified by climate change. And tens of millions... Read more
19 Avril 2016
LA CEIBA, Honduras – A quiet student approaches a nondescript wooden box and casually slips in a folded piece of paper. On it is scrawled a burning question. “Can contraceptive pills cause infertility?” As the day goes... Read more
8 Avril 2016
KAMPALA, Uganda – For four months, Team GetIN worked late into the night, feverishly coding and brainstorming, dedicated to achieving two main objectives: One, develop a mobile app that could revolutionize maternal care... Read more
24 Mars 2016
UNITED NATIONS, New York – During the 60th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), UNFPA announced that it was appointing actor and activist Ashley Judd as UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador for the Empowerment of Adolescent... Read more
10 Mars 2016
NIAMEY, Niger – When Fati was 12-years old, her father removed her from school in Niamey and sent her to Nigeria to marry a 40-year-old man. A year later, she was hospitalized with injuries inflicted by her new husband... Read more