The State Department’s new strategy looks at the myriad needs girls have: from going to school, staying safe, developing life skills and self-esteem, and choosing if, when, and to whom they will marry.
Despite some success in implementation, limited financial support and inadequate teacher training remain significant barriers.
A discussion about what research on sexuality education tells us about the components of truly comprehensive and effective programs.
Girls living in southwestern Kenya, in the region formerly known as Nyanza province, face daunting odds when it comes to their sexual and reproductive health. The region has the worst statistics in the country with respect to teen pregnancies, sexually …
Meet Monica Oguttu, a strong advocate and leader who is making significant advances for girls’ and women’s health and rights in Kenya.
A recent panel at the Wilson Center discussed how achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda rests largely upon how successful the world is in advancing the rights of adolescent girls.
Stories of discrimiation and abuse of indigenous people in Mexico and throughout Latin America are widespread. A recent workshop in Oaxaca is training indigenous youth to advocate for their rights.
Women and girls remain among the most affected by and most vulnerable to HIV, TB, and malaria.
The commitments to sexual and reproductive health and rights made in the Sustainable Development Goals reflect much of what is needed to ensure that all women and girls can lead full and healthy lives.
Comprehensive sexuality education has demonstrated that when young people are educated about human rights, gender equality, and the role of power in relationships, they are better-equipped to make a safe, healthy transition to adulthood.