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.
The demographic dividend is the economic growth that may result from changes to a country’s age structure. The shifts in age structure are driven by a transition from people living short lives and having large families to living long lives … Continue reading
As International Youth Day Looms, Youth in Western Countries Need to Take Control of Their SRHR, too
Kirana Bammarito is PAI’s Communications Intern. She is a recent graduate of American University. August 12 will mark the tenth International Youth Day as commemorated by the United Nations. In the United States, youth triumphs and tragedies alike have occurred … Continue reading
Kelly McCarty was International Advocacy Intern at PAI. Back at my university the semester after my internship, my cohorts in a student civic engagement club agreed, our peers at the university would be very interested in the research being done at … Continue reading
Gabrielle Stopper, Resource Development Intern. She is a recent graduate of George Washington University. Today marks World Youth Day and a time to celebrate the promise that comes with new generations. Youth bring new ideas, new understanding, and new methods … Continue reading
Jasmine Wilkins is a graduate of the College of William and Mary . She is serving as New Project Development Intern at Population Action International for the Spring 2009 semester. As a Peace Corps Volunteer you’re assigned to work with … Continue reading
Tamar Abrams is PAI’s Vice President of Communications. She is in Kenya with other colleagues working on PAI’s latest documentary. On a cool Saturday afternoon, the day before Kenya celebrates Madaraka Day (June 1, 1963 — the date the country … Continue reading
“Unplanned pregnancy is feared more than HIV/AIDS among young people,” comments Nthazie Nalungwe, a striking young woman leader within Youth Vision Zambia, a sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) advocacy group here in Lusaka. This comment is reflected among … Continue reading
Earlier this week, PAI staff Kate Tibone and Sarah Haddock were in New York City, attending the UN Special Session on Children. This meeting is a follow-up to review progress made in the past 5 years toward meeting the goals … Continue reading
Our next stop after the Naguru was another innovative teen center in Kampala: the Kitebi Teenage Centre. The Kitebi Teenage Centre sits at the end of a bumpy, winding dirt road, a bit more difficult to get to than Naguru. … Continue reading
Now that the Eastern Africa Reproductive Health Network (EARHN) meeting is closed and the group is armed with a draft strategic plan, the PAI team here in Kampala has finally had the opportunity to explore the city. Carolyn Vogel, PAI VP of Programs, and I had a full day of meetings today to help us gain an understanding of the realities facing men, women and youth in Uganda who need of reproductive health and family planning supplies and services.
Data & Maps
The Shape of Things to Come Interactive Database brings the findings of this landmark publication to life. With just a few mouse clicks you can compare population profiles of up to three countries at a time, view world age structure … Continue reading