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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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The effects of COVID-19 on abortion rights around the world

COVID-19 is affecting abortion rights around the globe. How? Stories to Action’s, Agnes Vinblad, highlights the impact. The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all parts of society and all areas of healthcare, in every country. This means that the ongoing pandemic most definitely is having a serious impact on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and… Read More »The effects of COVID-19…
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When home is not a safe haven

Youth Advocates play an incredibly important role in reaching young people in rural communities; during normal times, but especially now during the pandemic. They provide their peers with essential information, connect them to local service providers if possible, and collect stories and data to share with civil society organizations and government institutions.  Purity Nthiana, a… Read More »When home is not…
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Sexual and reproductive health and rights should not be neglected in COVID-19 response

In this long-read, Guo Yeuping, Core Member of China Youth Network (CYN) –  the largest youth-led volunteer organization in adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in China –   highlights the incredible role that young people have played in fighting for SRHR during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hello my dear friends, hope you and your… Read More »Sexual and reproductive health…
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This is Her Story

Mamboleo, an award-winning Kenyan based a poet, share’s a poem touching upon the uncertainty and challenges girls are presented with due to COVID-19, but above all the hope that follows. Her Story   This is for all the human beings Not for the VIP or the MVP This is for you and me This is… Read More »This is Her Story
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Millions of young people will lack access to birth control due to COVID-19 lockdowns

Back during “normal” times — before the world became engulfed in the COVID-19 pandemic — there were an estimated 23 million sexually active adolescents (15-19 years old) in developing regions who did not have access to modern contraception according to Guttmacher Institute. A lot of these young people were relying on traditional methods such as… Read More »Millions of young people…
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Kenya: COVID-19’s Impact On Young People’s Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights

Dollarman Fatinato,  a youth advocate in Kenya, reflects on COVID-19’s impact on youth and on the civil society efforts aimed to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights in his country. After reporting the first case of coronavirus ( Covid-19) in Kenya, drastic changes were incorporated as a measure to combat the spread of the… Read More »Kenya: COVID-19’s Impact On…
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Interview with The African Union Youth Envoy

Aya Chebbi, the first-ever AU Youth Envoy and youngest diplomat at the African Union Commission Chairperson’s Cabinet, is working hard to gather and amplify youth voices from all over the African continent. In collaboration with the African CDC, she has so far convened over 200 youth leaders from 40 countries during 11 online consultations. To… Read More »Interview with The African…
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Unlocking a Youth Force in the Lockdown:

A narrative of how UNYPA’s Ambassadors Have Demonstrated Tenacity to Fight HIV during the COVID19 Pandemic. When Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV/AIDS (UNYPA) chose the theme “Changing The Narrative” for their works this year, there was little anticipation of how right they could have been. The phrase, which is backed by the… Read More »Unlocking a Youth Force…

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