The Eastern and Southern African (ESA) region has one of the highest adolescent fertility rates in the world, at 102 per 1,000 live births. Many of these early pregnancies are not planned, as evidenced by the high rate of unintended pregnancy in Africa at 89 per 1,000 overall and 112 per 1,000 in Eastern Africa, resulting in an estimated 21.6 million unintended pregnancies per year.
The Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR) is a biennial gathering of civil society, young people, academia, government, media, private sector, and development partners from the region concerned about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The first APCRSHR was organized in 2001 in Manila and the succeeding eight conferences were hosted by countries across Asia.
Congratulations, you won a grant! Now what? What are some things you can do to help obtain follow on or new funding?
In Part II of this webinar series for youth-led organizations, we will explore suggested next steps after winning a grant, and how you might be able to use that initial grant to leverage more grants.
The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) created the FP INFOcus Guide, to encourage young sexual and reproductive health champions to come together to create and promote short videos that share contraceptive knowledge and model key skills – all using their mobile phones. The Guide promotes the use of participatory video and mobile first approaches for young sexual and reproductive health champions to come together to share contraceptive knowledge and model key skills in a way that is authentic, quick and easy, and low budget.
International Planned Parenthood Federation's (IPPF) Youth Messaging Checklist. Dos and Don’ts in Information, Education and Communication Materials summarizes key messages and language,
along with tips on images, design and development that can guide the production of new IEC materials. It can also be used as a tool to assess the quality of existing IEC materials.
Restless Development and UNFPA, with the support of the partners of the Youth Collective for Gender Equality are creating a technical working group consisting of gender diverse young people to input to the development of Consensus Statement on Youth-led Accountability (Consensus Statement).
The objectives of this Consensus Statement will be:
Family Planning Association of India (FPA India),aleading national NGO, has launched a nationwide campaign "Youth Dialogue- A perspective on FP 2020" to create awareness on 'Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for all'.
The campaign intends to mobilise the young population of India residing in various cities, towns, slums and villages and initiate conversation to understand their access to information and services related to sexual and reproductive health.
The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies has challenged parents in rural areas to respect family planning programmes if they are to satisfy the needs of their children.
Donatille Mukabalisa delivered the message on Saturday when she, alongside 17 Members of Parliament and local leaders, joined residents of Karama Sector, Nyagatare District in the monthly community work known as Umuganda.
Selon les résultats de l’Enquête Démographique et de Santé (EDS) 2017-2018 au Bénin de l’INSAE, 62% de femmes âgées 15 à 24 ans ont eu leur premier rapport sexuel avant l’âge de 18 ans.