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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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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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Gynopedia: A Wiki on Sexual, Reproductive, and Women’s Health Care across the Globe

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Safepad: Battling lack of menstrual health and hygiene

“Women, men, everybody should recognize that menstruation is very natural and none of us would be here if it weren’t for menstruators. We must live with it and talk about it, and make sure that menstruators get information and access to products.” Menstruation is a regular occurrence for two billion women and girls around the… Read More »Safepad: Battling lack of…

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