May 30, 2013
Beatriz is 22. The mother of a 1-year old boy. She has lupus. Kidney malfunction. And her doctors say she will likely die if the pregnancy continues. But, there is still hope for Beatriz.
Dec 10, 2012
Since we posted this last week, there has been some good news. Thanks to outcry from around the world, action on the anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda’s parliament has been postponed at least until February. And, Uganda’s President Museveni has spoken out against the bill’s call for the death penalty.
There is still much work to be done – Uganda remains very dangerous for LGBT people and for activists working on these issues. But with commitment and effort, we can all help to make it safer. We’ll keep you …
Nov 5, 2012
Early marriage is one of the key issues affecting female children between the ages of 9-17. These occur mostly in the northern part of Nigeria where they believe a child’s first menstrual period should be in the husband’s house. In some cases, these girls are even given out before they were born to a man old enough to be their father. Could this be poverty or should I say culture? Some cultural practices have led us astray, causing harm to young people who are being fed with these lies. …
Nov 1, 2012
Family planning, defined as public programs designed to help parents plan and regulate their family size, includes practices of planning the timing of child birth, using of birth controls, and other techniques such as sexuality education and STI prevention. Internationally, family planning programs are linked with population issues and poverty in developing countries and are majorly carried out under the regulation of UNFPA—the United Nations Population Fund. Although family planning programs are generally successful, due to its potential link with abortion and other consideration of human rights, currently, there …
Oct 7, 2012
Each year over 120 youth activists gather in Washington, D.C. to share expertise with one another and Advocates for Youth staff; learn about the latest findings and legislation that affect reproductive health; participate in trainings; and make a commitment to be lifelong advocates for young people’s reproductive and sexual health and rights. Then they head to Capitol Hill to educate their representatives on why comprehensive sexual health education is so important for young people.
Groups attending the conference included:
1 in 3 Organizers. These college students attend …
Feb 28, 2015
We have been hearing, noticing and witnessing different types of restrictions that are imposed on women during her periods. She is not allowed to cook and eat healthy foods and completely restricted in the religious ceremony as they are tagged “impure”. But, this kind of restrictions takes a bigger form in some rural parts of Nepal. This practice is named as “Chhaupadi”.
Chhaupadi is taken as a tradition in which girls and women are made to live in the makeshift huts or cowsheds while they are menstruating, out of …
Jan 31, 2015
Hey guys! This is Hamna Tariq from Pakistan. I\’ve recently noticed that the streets in my city are mostly crowded with males and hardly do I spot a woman nowadays. This has concerned me greatly as girls tend to stay home, hidden from society, to prevent them from being harassed. As a result, several women leave their jobs and their families become a target of poverty. In today’s society women are not even safe enough to walk to a nearby market alone. They are trapped within the four walls …
Jan 25, 2015
Every human being originated from a single cell. After lots of phases/stages, human have evolved. We became the most intelligent living being and successor of the world. Back from Stone Age till now, human are categorized as male and female with our sex. As the world began to civilize, people started wearing clothes to cover their bare body, they began to differentiate people in different categories, and they developed their own rules and ethics. People achieved a lot and lost a lot during civilization. They grew physically and …
Dec 11, 2014
I am a girl. I have a breast, I have a vagina and I menstruate and I am proud of whatever I have .But things were not like this in my past days, I used to get shy, get embarrassed and even sometime I used to ask myself, “why the hell I got born as a girl?”. I still remember my childhood days when I wanted to play outside but I was not allowed to play outside when I used to ask them “ why i cannot play outside …
Dec 11, 2014
At different parts of our life we come across many feelings, experiences and situations. Some motivates us for better while others may lead to despair and sadness. Whatever may be the situation there is some lesson to be learnt. It is up to us, how we take such experiences and what we make of it. YALC has been an eye opening and motivational experience for me for which I am really thankful and feel fortunate. Thank you YALC!!…
Dec 11, 2014
I was 13 year and I read in class 7. The day of janai purnima I ate my rice and went to play after few time my mother called to me and says I was period because she saw blood in my clothe. Then my mother said to my father about my first mensuration. They decided that they are accept to traditional culture and system then my mother give suggestion me to live my aunty house and I went her home. I feel very tension and pressure because that …
Dec 11, 2014
If you look up the word “hypocrisy” on the oxford learner’s dictionary, I’m sure you’ll get a pretty sound definition. But what are words? You’ll read them and forget them in a few days, unless you’ve got an IQ of Einstein of course. However, if you’re one of the normal mortals of the world and want an understanding of the term that’s gonna stick, I suggest you read on.
I’m a law student by professsion. I pride myself in being a crusader of justice. But reality struck me hard. …
Dec 10, 2014
No matter how much people talk and support “Gender equality”, it’s even still not implemented in world most part of the world. I knew the situation of “Gender Equality” but was not too concerned to it. There was and is situation of gender discrimination from back days till now. There was a day when i heard about “Chaupadi” which was really new to me. I got to know about it through TV show. It’s a culture or tradition followed on most parts of Nepal; basically at the western part …
Nov 3, 2014
When we figure out our most embarrassing
moments in the era of solitude, we begin to see
reasons why hope and faith is of utmost
importance to the benevolence of prosperity and
growth. Sometimes, we say our words cannot
rouse our current situation to a glorious height,
and our feelings for vague reasons is not good
enough to strike a deal with change.
The question is: are we giving twice as much or do
we live in nightmares?
For so many reasons we–youths, have failed to
understand why certain …
Nov 3, 2014
We are all feminist!
People fight for every girls right,–whether in secret
or not. We have once said no to those people who,
one way or another have adjusted the beauty of the
Life made things easy, but our new story-telling,
and blueprint-art, shaped the way things used to
be. It is quite beautiful to say we have tried our best
to influence most of the affairs of girls living in
rural areas–“to put a smile on gaunt faces.”
Today, there’s a task on each of us …
Oct 10, 2014
Tomorrow, October 11, marks the 3rd annual International Day of the Girl! This day highlights, celebrates, and advances young women’s and girls’ lives and opportunities across the globe.
Let’s continue to ensure that young women and girls are agents of change in their local, national, and global communities. Together we can bring an end to gender based violence, early and forced marriage, and lack of access to sexual and reproductive health information, education and services. The Girl Declaration, the …
Oct 8, 2014
I have observed carefully a situation which is responsible for the high rate of teenage pregnancy in my community. I find most young girls as young as 15 with children on their back. What happened , are they married? Of course not. They are victims of rape the quarter head told me. After some careful studies on their daily lifestyles, I realized that certain factors account for this social ill.
In the first place, indecent dressing alone is enough to fuel sexual abuse or harassment from the opposite sex …
Aug 31, 2014
The world hates women
After watching the video I felt down, very low thinking women are not treated well since centuries. Men have been ruling their identity, existence and integrity. The life of women had been harder and the case have taken its plight in case of various insurgency. but may the world understand it now and may these shocking data never increase.…
Aug 29, 2014
Sex ans sexual acts are filled with various myths which has been giving some scary and untrue message to the world.this has been responsible for sex related fear and perceptions of the people around the globe. Though myths changes with the place we dwell but each and every part of the world has one or the other myths associated with following.
1. You can tell by looking if you or someone else has an STD / I would know if I had an STD.
2. If I needed to …
Jul 31, 2014
“Wives submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, even as Christ is head of the church; and he is the savior of the body. Therefore as the church is subject to Christ, so let wives be to their own husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wife as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it . .So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no …