Topic » Youth

More than half of the world’s population in 2008 was under the age of 30. The majority of these youth approaching their childbearing years live in developing countries with limited access to family planning and reproductive health services. More than 14 million girls ages 15-19 give birth each year, and they are twice as likely as women 20-34 to die from pregnancy-related causes.

PAI holds discussions on reproductive health with U.S. university students and provides advocacy grants to support youth-led organizations working on these issues internationally. PAI believes that young people must have access to comprehensive and scientifically accurate reproductive health information, services, and supplies.



A Supportive Framework for Sustainable Choices: Stockholm+40 High Level Panel

April 25, 2012

This week, PAI Atlas Fellow Esther Agbarakwe is participating in the Stockholm+40 Conference. The conference, organized by the Swedish Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to seeks to “highlight young people’s views and proposals for solutions … Continue reading »


Teens in the Tinderbox

April 19, 2012

Here’s a paragraph that might lose you for a second: Next week, I head to the United Nations to attend the 45th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD). The Commission’s work is to “monitor, review and assess … Continue reading »


Engaging Women Leaders in Miami

March 29, 2012

Miami, Florida is well-known for its beautiful beaches, flavorful food and cultural diversity. It is also home to several important Members of Congress, an economic hub in the South and a critical gateway between the United States and the rich, … Continue reading »


Coalition Members Raise the Profile of Women and Youth

March 29, 2012

PAI was proud to join the International Sexual and Reproductive Rights Coalition (ISRRC) and UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin to strategize around  key international meetings including the Commission on Population and Development, ICPD+20, and Rio +20, as well as … Continue reading »

Press Release

Population Action International and Atlas Corps Welcome Nigerian Nonprofit Leader

March 12, 2012

PAI awarded Distinguished Partner Award March 12, 2012 Washington, DC – Atlas Corps is proud to announce the placement of its eighth Fellow, Mikang Longjan from Nigeria, at Population Action International (PAI). PAI is an organization that advocates for women … Continue reading »


A Story of Hope

December 21, 2011

Half of the world population is made of amazing group young people, creative, strong and committed to finding solution to the world greatest challenge; climate change.

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A Strong Opening and an Open Letter to our Leaders

November 30, 2011

The 17th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP17) opened in Durban today with a very strong statement on women

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Are African Voices Being Heard?

November 29, 2011

More than 400 young people from all over the world gathered at the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa this week for the 7th Conference of Youth. The Conference of Youth is about bringing together youth from all over the world who are passionate about sustainability and climate change. It’s a place to connect, share skills and build a movement.

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PAI celebrates International Youth Day

August 12, 2010

By Kristine Berzins and Patricia Becus Moses Mpali-Taire lives in a society where you don’t talk about sex. Yet during the past year, he and other members of the Teenage Education Health Centre Uganda have been busy training other young … Continue reading »


Kids, Condoms, Controversy

July 19, 2010

Pregnancy-related deaths are the leading cause of mortality for girls aged 15 to 19 worldwide. Cross-posted with OtherWords. A few weeks ago, a tiny resort community on the tip of Cape Cod found itself at the center of a national … Continue reading »