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.
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
The international community has repeatedly agreed to meet young people’s developmental needs, including those relating to sexual and reproductive health. Yet young people often have little or no access to the information and services they need to make healthy, informed … Continue reading
Across the globe, adults wring their hands over the behavior of young people, yet are often unable to communicate effectively with them about their sexual and reproductive lives. Parents, teachers and other adults widely fail to prepare young people with … Continue reading