There are 1.2 billion people between the ages of 10 and 19 in the world today–the largest generation of adolescents ever. Around the world, strong and dynamic youth movements are gaining momentum—and so are their human rights and social justice agendas. From Nigeria to Peru, young people are securing access to comprehensive sexuality education and reproductive health care, and engaging with policymakers locally, nationally, and internationally.
Our resources on youth health and rights include factsheets on comprehensive sexuality education, exemplary curricula, and reports about the impact of HIV, violence, and other factors on the health and rights of young people.
Browse our resources on youth health and rights below, or use the search for a specific topic.
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionWednesday, 28 October 2009
Available in PDF >>
Summary: by youth participants of the 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights, held inBeijing, China on 17‐20 October 2009. Call for policy makers and decision makers from government, donors, private sectors, as well as civil society to actively address sexual rights and reproductive health of young people as a global goal with specific timebound indicators. (2 pages)
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionMonday, 09 March 2009
>>Available in PDF
Summary: Statement by Ishita Chaudhry, Founder, the YP Foundation. Remarks for Congressional Briefing— Global Youth: A Strategic Investment. March 3, 2009
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionThursday, 05 March 2009
Summary: Statement by Beth Fredrick, Executive Vice President, the International Women’s Health Coalition. Remarks for Congressional Briefing— Global Youth: A Strategic Investment. March 3, 2009
My task today is to connect the remarks of my colleagues on the panel to specific actions that the U.S. government can take to ensure the health and wellbeing of the world's young people. As often is the case, I gained insight into the issue in the cab ride here. The driver asked what I was doing with Congress today and I told him that I was asked to speak on what we owe the world's young people. Without missing a beat, he said, "That's easy. A clean environment, a good education and freedom." It is that freedom that we are here to discuss with you today. The freedom for young people to make informed, supported choices about their own lives.
As you have heard from the other speakers there are more than 1.5 billion people between the ages of 10 and 24 living in the world today, the largest generation ever.
How do we make these young people our allies? How do we ensure their ability to contribute to global prosperity? What can we learn from their inspiration?
We are at a historic moment. Not only do we have the largest generation of youth, but young people's lives are increasingly shaped by a trend towards democracy and the rise of civil society, giving them increased opportunities to participate in local and national decision making. We have a new Congress and a new President committed to reenergizing U.S. leadership on human rights and restructuring foreign assistance to better serve those in need. ...
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionMonday, 22 December 2008Each year, the International Women's Health Coalition issues the "Top Ten Wins for Women's Health and Rights."
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionTuesday, 28 October 2008>>Available in PDF
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionMonday, 25 August 2008
Guest blog by Neha Sood, member of the Youth Coalition, With Women Worldwide Compact signatory, and Young Visionary. Originally posted on RHRealityCheck.org.
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionTuesday, 10 June 2008
Written By Whitney WelshimerMonday, 02 June 2008
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionSunday, 01 June 2008
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionThursday, 13 March 2008
- About Us
- Our Work
- Get Involved