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We are excited to share with you stories of young people from across the globe! These stories offer unique, diverse and eye-opening reflections on how COVID-19 is impacting young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Enjoy!

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Dialoguing to Bridge Gender Inequality in China through the Multicultural Women’s Dialogue

Siwei (Shelley) Tan, is the co-founder of Multicultural Women’s Dialogue which aims to promote gender equality and multicultural exchange among women in China. She has two cats, two dogs, is bi-sexual, and advocates for gender equality in the southwest of China through her work for WeforShe, a local grass-root non-governmental organization. WeforShe has done multiple… Read More »Dialoguing to Bridge Gender…
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International Youth Day 2021: How is food security ensuring young people’s sexual & reproductive health & rights?

This International Youth Day, we’re taking time to reflect on how the annual theme Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health links to young people, their sexual and reproductive health and rights and COVID-19. In this piece, Esther Makula also reflects on how youth are rallying for more innovative approaches to ensuring… Read More »International Youth Day 2021:…
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Differences Made in a Year of COVID-19 – Building a Global Community

Our co-founder, Sanne Thijssen, reflects on Stories To Action’s main supporters, personal experience during Stories To Action’s first year and the future ahead. What’s more, some of our global team members reflect on their time at Stories To Action! When the pandemic hit last year, I couldn’t predict it’s magnitude. But, what I could predict… Read More »Differences Made in a…
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Differences Made in a Year of COVID-19 – Driven by Social Innovation & Passion

Our Co-founder, Jingyun (Iris) Pi, reflects on Stories To Action’s founding journey and personal experience during Stories To Action’s first year and the future ahead. Back in January 2020, when COVID hit China, I was  transitioning between jobs. I was planning to work for an international non-governmental organization (INGO) outside China. Due to COVID, I… Read More »Differences Made in a…
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It’s a Wrap! 2021 #GynoplediaIt Editathon

In March 2021, Asia Safe Abortion Partnership, Gynopedia, and Stories to Action hosted the first #GynopediaIt campaign, including a tweet-a-thon and an edit-a-thon, open to anyone with internet access and a computer or mobile phone to contribute and share their knowledge around sexual and reproductive services in their region. The Tweet-a-Thon  The tweet-a-thon, held on… Read More »It’s a Wrap! 2021…
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From Brooklyn to Vilnius ‒ An activist’s journey through promoting SRHR in Lithuania

Do you wish to know more about sexual and reproductive health in Lithuania? How services are currently affected by Covid-19? And how access to quality comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services can be improved? In this article, Nika Norvila (she/her/hers), a Native New Yorker, sexuality educator, and second-generation Lithuanian-American, shares her journey… Read More »From Brooklyn to Vilnius…
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COVID-19 and the exposition and exacerbation of gendered double standards during pregnancy

We know that COVID-19 has had numerous devastating impacts on women, such as the unequal number of women working in the healthcare sector leading to a higher chance of contracting the virus, as well as domestic violence rates soaring with women being locked down with abusive partners. The experience of being pregnant and giving birth… Read More »COVID-19 and the exposition…
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#GynopediaIt: Safe Abortion, Contraception, and your Health

What do you do when you don’t know something? You Google it, you Wikipedia it… and also #GynopediaIt! We have teamed up with Asia Safe Abortion Partnership and Gynopedia, and invite anyone with internet access and a computer or mobile phone to easily contribute and share your knowledge in our upcoming Gynopedia edit-a-thon, which goes… Read More »#GynopediaIt: Safe Abortion, Contraception,…

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