Early Marriage and the State of Adolescent Girls in Kano State, Nigeria (Part 1)

This post is part one of a two part series. On Monday, we will publish Nura’s policy recommendations for eradicating early and forced marriage. Based on my knowledge and experience as a young person from Kano, Nigeria, I’m alarmed by the dangers of early and forced marriage as it affects the lives of my peers…

Wagatwe Wanjuki

  • January 29, 2010

I would use the Young Visionaries contest money to expand my current blog, Raped at Tufts, which concentrates on sexual violence at Tufts University to a comprehensive website that will address sexual violence at universities around the world. I want students to be able to have…

Joseph Sewedo Akoro

I would use the Young Visionaries contest funds to set-up a vocational skill training for young people as a means of dealing with the ecomonic situation suffered young people in Nigeria. Many young people in Nigeria are absolutely dependent of their parent who have little or no means to provide for them financially. These…

Florussel

I would set up an NGO which would work in making sure that no person in any part of the world is starving. The idea is to form an online group and request people to give 1 dollar/1 pound/1 Euro/ 1 rupee for the world. Why i choose this is because food is basic. Only…

IWHC's Young Visionaries Contest: Empowered Young People Change the World

There are 1.2 billion people between the ages of 10 and 19 in the world today–the largest generation of adolescents ever. Around the world, strong and dynamic youth movements are gaining momentum—and so is the global agenda for human rights and social justice. From Nigeria to Peru, young people are securing access…

Ingrid Romero

In shaping a world without discrimination or violence, we need to educate and inspire young people. My generation is the largest generation of adolescents ever, and with that, we have an extraordinary opportunity to unite and create change. Sexuality, and the right to sex education, sexual freedom and safety are issues that are really important…

Tonight: NARAL NY Hosts A Reproductive Health Act (Phone) Call to Action

Our colleagues over at NARAL Pro-Choice New York are organizing an important event tonight that I’d like to let you know about. NARAL Pro-Choice New York is a political and advocacy reproductive rights organization that works at the state and local level to protect and advance…

Perspectives on Safe Abortion in Africa

In the wake of Kelly Castagnaro’s recent post honoring the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that made access to safe abortion legal in the United States, I’d like to share two important new resources on safe abortion in Africa. The first is a recent article from the Reproductive Health Matters…

Mexico City legalizes same-sex marriage and adoption by same-sex couples

We’re a little slow on reporting this, but a little good news is always welcome! In December 2009, by a vote of 39 to 20, Mexico City’s legislative assembly approved revisions to the civil code to permit same-sex marriages and by a vote of 31 to 24 expressed itself in favor of legalizing…