Issue Abortion Rights

Abort Patriarchy, Splavimo Patriarhat

21 Sep - This blog post was written by Youth Coalition member Evdokia Romanova to mark the upcoming Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion on September 28. Evdokia is a Russian sexual and reproductive health and rights youth advocate, sociologist, and artivist who believes in the power of peaceful approaches to provoke positive...

Preventing Teen Pregnancy with Sex Education in Chile

07 Oct - This article was originally published by International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region. It is the second piece in a two-part series about abortion in Chile. You can read the first article, Abortion in Chile: An Overview, here.  Despite making a commitment in 2008 to boost comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) in schools Chile’s Ministries of Health and...

May 28: Call to Action

08 May - Join women’s rights activists around the world in the re-launch of May 28th International Day of Action for Women’s Health, by calling on governments and the international community to ensure a holistic, inclusive, and human rights-based approach to women and girls’ health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. In 1987, women’s rights activists declared May 28 as...

Re-launch of May 28 Campaign

- This May 2014, in commemoration of 30 years of struggle and activism reflected in the victories of the women’s rights movement in the International Conference on Population and Development (Cairo, 1994) and in the IV World Conference on Women (Beijing, 1995), women’s rights defenders and activists worldwide are re-launching May 28, the International Day of...

The YCSRR announces 5 key recommendations for themes to be addressed throughout ICPD Review Process

01 Oct - Today, former Presidents Tarja Halonen (Finland) and Joaquim Chissano (Mozambique) announced the launch of the High Level task Force for ICPD. Halonen & Chissano will chair the High Level Task Force which will aim to “to galvanize political will and social mobilization for sexual and reproductive health and rights.” The High Level Task Force for...

UNFPA Launches 2011 State of the World Population Report

26 Oct - Today, the United Nations Population Fund released its annual State of the World Population Report. The Report highlights some of the opportunities and challenges facing the world population, which in just 6 days, will reach 7 billion people. This Report is timely as the international community faces rising concerns related to our environmental sustainability, economic...

Publications on Safe Abortion Advocacy

07 Mar - The Youth Coalition has released two publications with the aim of sharing its information and advocacy skills with other young people who want to advocate for pro-choice policies and initiatives. Freedom of Choice: A Youth Activist’s Guide to Safe Abortion Advocacy is an effective and accessible tool for advocates of all ages. The guide includes...

Youth Coalition at Women Deliver 2010

10 Dec - The second Women Deliver conference was held from June 7-9, 2010 in Washington, D.C., and hosted 3200 participants, including 250 young people. The Women Deliver Conference is a global conference that brings together advocates, researchers, policy makers, and global leaders from around the world in order to highlight maternal and reproductive health as a global...

Youth Coalition in Addis Ababa

15 Jun - High-Level Meeting on Maternal Health (MDG 5) In October 2009, the Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation and UNFPA organized a High-Level Meeting on Maternal Health (MDG 5), which was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The purpose of the meeting was to give maternal health a more prominent place on the development agenda, as well as...

The 43rd Commission on Population and Development (CPD)

03 Apr - In April 2010, the Youth Coalition sent a delegation to the 43rd session of the Commission on Population and Development, which had as its theme, “Health, Mortality, Morbidity and Development”. While at the meeting, Youth Coalition members worked closely with partners to lobby State representatives on sexual and reproductive health and rights issues and were...