Sexual and reproductive health, gender equality, and women's empowerment are essential for sustainable development. Efforts to eradicate poverty and achieve economic prosperity cannot succeed when women and adolescents, especially girls, are denied full rights and participation in society. IWHC and our partners are working with world leaders to ensure that governments prioritize the needs of women and young people in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Pope Francis may have made his most provocative statement yet, saying that Catholics should not think they have to breed “like rabbits.”
Reaching youth with sexual and reproductive health services is more than just handing out condoms.
Enhancing access to sexual and reproductive health services for youth is not enough. We must also remove barriers to these services.
Youth participation in advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights policymaking has flourished over the past 20 years.