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Saba

World Contraception Day: The Importance of Educating Young Women

By: Saba Ismail, one of the Women Deliver 100 Young Leaders and program manager of the “Sahailee Hotline” In Pakistan, talking about sexual and reproductive health, sexuality and contraception...

BRIDGET

World Contraception Day: Let’s Use Social Media

By: BridgetAkudo Nwagbara, Chair of the Youth Health Workers Advocates, Nigeria – MNCH Social media has revolutionized the way people across the globe interact with one another. At the recent, th...

Tsiaro

World Contraception Day: Silence is Damaging

By: Hasinihaja Tsiaro Barijaona Raharison, one of the Women Deliver 100 Young Leaders and an Oxfam Action Partner In Madagascar, there remains a lack of information about contraception. Myths and m...

Yunuén

World Contraception Day: “Hombres y mujeres jóvenes y el acceso a anticonceptivos”?

¿Cuál es la diferencia del aprendizaje sobre métodos anticonceptivos y el acceso a ellos entre hombres y mujeres jóvenes? ¿Por qué? Por: Yunuén Flores, Directora del Programa de Géneroy un...

Dalia

World Contraception Day: Young Girls Don’t Ask “Improper” Questions

By: Dalia Al-Eryani, one of the Women Deliver 100 Young Leaders A little over a year ago, I was working to raise awareness regarding the safe age of marriage in a small rural village in the mountai...

Daniel

Contraception, myths and young people

One of the reasons why the young people are not using contraception is the fact that there are a lot of myths among them for the side effects of it usage. Having that on mind last year as part ...

Karen, Green Prophet

“Thirsty for Change” fashion show raises awareness about Israeli water conservation

It takes 400 gallons of water to grow enough cotton for an ordinary t-shirt. A pair of jeans? That's 1,800 gallons. And we all know that while some women spend 6 hours every day to get drinking water,...

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...

Carine

Diary of a survivor in Haiti: Part III

Little has changed for those living in the refugee camps in post-earthquake Haiti. Place Pigeon, a camp situated at a strategic point on the Champ de Mars, near the presidential palace of the Minis...

Laura, Sacando la Lengua

Young victims of Colombian conflict express themselves through photography

Many survivors of the conflict in Colombia have fled to Venezuela to take refuge where they face problems like unemployment and poverty. However, a workshop has given some refugee children the opportu...

Bhumika, Freelancer

US bloggers on the case of kidnapping Haitian orphans

Bloggers continue to discuss the case of US missionaries charged with trying to adopt out Haitian children without permission, as well as other child traffickers targeting vulnerable children. ...

Abdurahman, No Longer at Ease

Somalia: Is the government recruiting young Kenyans for war?

Many bloggers believe that the Somali government is recruiting young Kenyans to fight rebels in the Horn of Africa. This is the first roundup of Somali blogs in 2009. Yes, it's been more than a yea...

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Colombia: Reactions to young people exploited by military

Different Colombian organizations share their points of view on the violence and armed conflict through videos, including those chronicling family members protesting the deaths of young men lured by t...

Marc, Global Voices

Haiti: Why all the stories about orphans?

A month after the earthquake in Haiti, problems have emerged involving the treatment of children who are orphaned or separated from their families. A month after a seven-point earthquake destroye...

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Rwanda: Videos of volunteering

A group of volunteers have made videos of the people they met and worked with in Rwanda, including young people affected by the genocide. Travelling and making videos of what we experience is a way...

Juhie, Global Voices Online

Rape epidemic fuels fistula cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Because rape has been used as a weapon of war in the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, many young women and girls are suffering from traumatic fistula, an injury women can experien...

Juhie, Global Voices Online

Darfur: Youth keep crisis in the spotlight

Though the major conflict has ceased in Darfur, in western Sudan, the continuing instability and ongoing attacks have been particularly harmful for region's young people. But youth both within and out...

Alice, Global Voices, Poto Mitan

Giving back in Haiti: One young volunteer’s story

Régine Zamor, a Haitian-American, has gone to Haiti to volunteer her services, despite being unaffiliated with any major NGO. In a video interview, she talks about distributing food that she herself ...

John, Global Voices

A ‘climate of fear’ at the Thai-Burma border

The oppressive regime running Burma has both forced many Burmese into displaced person camps in Thailand. Young Burmese people are particularly vulnerable, especially due to issues such as sexual heal...

Fabienne, Global Voices

Haiti: Teens’ perspective on the earthquake

The aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti has been devastating, particularly for its young people. Many young people have blogged about their experiences dealing with this crisis. Although the cover...

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Caring about Congo: Youth use art to cope with violence

The years of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo have taken their toll on the country. But young people are writing music and making videos to both express their frustration as well as to rai...

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Israeli and Palestinian youth make peace through film

Despite their differences, Palestinian and Israeli youths are coming together in peacemaking efforts. Two different organizations are helping them make use of the media (through videos and a multi-lin...

Mahnaz, UNFPA

Will you listen: Young voices from conflict zones: Part II

These excerpts of young people discussing their experiences in conflict zones show how they face the loss of their homes and the disruption of their education. Will You Listen, the companion to a U...

Mahnaz, UNFPA

Will you listen: Young voices from conflict zones: Part I

Violence and sexual exploitation are two of the biggest issues that these young people discuss as they relate their experiences with living with armed conflict. Will You Listen, the companion to ...

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