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Social Good Summit: Changing the World Through New Technology

Bloggers, media, NGOs, celebrities, and global thought leaders from a variety of public health and human rights spectrums converged this week on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for the Social Good Su...

Daniel

Do we neglect male sexual and reproductive health?

Maternal mortality, gender based violence, lack of contraception, female genital mutilation and other issues are urgent for many girls and women around the world. There is no doubt these issues have t...

Malika

Inspiring stories of young people for the Istanbul Youth Conference

Each of us has a role model or a person we admire. Most of them are famous outstanding people. I always get inspired by people who live around me. I admire young people who make changes in their co...

Aysel

What is better – prevention or cure?

Are you a young person interested in global issues? Do you have solutions for the present-day global challenges and moreover, a clear vision of how to make a world a better place to live? Then Convers...

Raizel

I feel adventurous, I feel free

What can young people do in the Philippines to change their society? Watch my video. I believe we have the the energy, and we have the the enthusiasm. What better way to use our demographic bonus than...

Paul

Are youth and fitness mutually exclusive?

Ah, how great a feeling it is to be young, because with youth comes vigor, a zest for life, and naturally good health. But the downside of youth is its folly - the stupidity that prevents us from real...

Anoush

SMS quizzes, chats, micro-blogging & the battle against HIV/AIDS

What is 'social mobile', and what's it got to do with Millennium Development Goal 6: to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases? Let me share three novel and innovative social mobile initiatives: ...

Ricardo

HIV prevention: are we really doing it right?

40% of new infections still occur among people aged 15 to 24, but things are starting to change…I think. A few weeks ago at the XVIII International AIDS Conference, we saw young people doing thea...

Sophie

The world’s condom demand, fulfilled by you and me

“An estimated 13 billion condoms per year are needed to help halt the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, according to UNAIDS. The reality falls short.” (UNFPA) A condom he...

Sydney

Do you want to know your HIV status?

Some say it's empowering to learn your HIV status and to get tested. Others feel it's better not to know, because of all the issues HIV can raise. My name is Sydney Hushie and I have four questions fo...

Solomon, PIPED-Uganda

Accessing the Pill: Every woman counts

How do we ensure that women in developing countries can access the Pill? Let's work with local organizations, leaders, and health centers to help women. This is a crucial and challenging question...

Chris, 100% disabled US Vetetran

A technical perspective on women’s liberation through the Pill

How can we ensure that every woman who chooses can access the Pill or other appropriate contraceptive options? There are many technical factors to consider. Health-Care System, regulations, manufac...

Bhumika, Freelancer

Fifty years of the Pill

It's been fifty years since the Pill was introduced in America. How far have we come since then--and how far do we still have to go? This year the revolutionary birth control pill will achieve a mi...

Mary, Co-Founder, All Our Lives

Access to contraception begins with questions on the ground

EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS BLOG-POST GOT THE MOST VOTES AND IS THEREFORE THE WINNING BLOG-POST! How do we best ensure modern contraceptive access for over 200 million women worldwide — the one in six wo...

Ida, UNFPA

Join the competition “Let’s talk about the Pill”

We, at Conversations for  a Better World, are happy to announce the competition "Let's talk about the Pill". This is a call for your best and brightest ideas. 5... 4...3... 2.... 1.... Ladies and...

Katja, UNFPA

How has the Pill changed your life?

Imagine a world without the Pill. It is difficult, but this is the reality for millions of women worldwide who lack access to reliable forms of contraception. Sometimes, I wonder where I and othe...

Diana, ARCHIVE Institute

Can architecture help in the fight against Malaria?

Because malaria is responsible for so many deaths in the developing world, its prevention is important. A new study shows that housing and architecture can reduce the impact of malaria. 25th April ...

Claire, Ashoka

Technology to aid women in labor

A new technological platform called Ushahidi could be used to help women in labor experiencing complications all over the world. As mobile and web technologies become increasingly accessible to tho...

Claire, Ashoka

Do men belong in the maternal health movement?

Though many mistakenly believe maternal health to only be an issue pertaining to women, it's an issue that society as a whole needs to address. When we talk about maternal health, it’s easy to ca...

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