The Time is Now: An Urgent Call to Action on the 25th Anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development

  • November 13, 2019

Today, global feminist leaders published a Call to Action in conjuction with more than 200 organizations worldwide demanding new, urgent and bold commitments to advance sexual and reproductive rights and gender justice.

By Removing Reproductive Rights, State Department Sets a Dangerous Precedent in US Human Rights Reports

  • May 2, 2018

The US State Department's recently released Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017 were edited to reflect the Trump administration’s disregard for reproductive rights by eliminating comprehensive reporting on these issues. This sends the unmistakable signal that violations of reproductive rights do not matter.

Comprehensive Sexuality Education: What We Know

  • December 30, 2016

Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) empowers young people, protects human rights, and addresses gender norms and gender equality. This kind of empowerment approach—which enables girls and other marginalized young people to see themselves as equals and to protect their own health—is gaining traction in some countries. CSE that incorporates gender, power, and rights is more likely…

Young Activists on the Rise in China

  • May 1, 2015

Yu Yang is an Asia Safe Abortion Partnership (ASAP) Youth Champion in China. A member of the Chinese Youth Network, Yu Yang has worked as a peer educator and is very dedicated to the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights for young people in China and across Asia. Yu Yang, who…

Providing Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: What We Know

  • March 2, 2015

Adolescents face particular health risks, especially with regards to sexuality and reproduction. Each year, 7.4 million girls have unintended pregnancies, and 3 million experience unsafe abortions. And they make up a significant portion of new infections; over 800,000 young people are infected with HIV every year. It’s clear that young people need a range of…

Creating an Enabling Environment for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: What We Know

  • March 2, 2015

Decades of efforts to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health have shown that it is not enough to strengthen health services. A range of social, cultural, political, and economic factors have to be addressed in order to create an environment that is conducive to better health outcomes for adolescents. This requires working with a range…

Ensuring Youth Participation in Sexual and Reproductive Health Policies and Programs: What We Know

  • March 2, 2015

Not only is there a great need for programs that protect and promote adolescent sexual and reproductive health, but young people themselves should be actively participating in these efforts. They know best what their particular needs are and should be consulted and involved in developing such initiatives. Simply having a “youth” program within an organization…

The Key to Youth-Friendly Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

  • January 22, 2015

Reaching youth with sexual and reproductive health services is more than just handing out condoms.

To Build Better Youth Policies, Listen to Young People

  • January 20, 2015

Youth participation in advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights policymaking has flourished over the past 20 years.

Stopping Violence Against Women Before It Starts

  • January 16, 2015

Nearly 30 percent of young women experience sexual or intimate partner violence before they are 24. Three kinds of programs hold promise for stopping violence before it starts.