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Our collegues in Algeria like sharing their thoughts with us, so Eric wrote a new article 🙂

Migrants, HIV and lack of access to health services has been known to be a difficult topic to discuss mainly due to the complexity that surrounds different reporting methods used by different countries eg HIV prevalence, incidence etc, nonetheless it’s a subject worthy of discussion. …

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We received a new blog article from Tatenda from Zimbabwe, who approched sexuality education from many angles.

The world is struggling to bring lasting solutions to various issues that are threatening to wipe the whole face of earth, chief amongst them Climate change and HIV/AIDS. Adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) continues to be a pressing issue in Zimbabwe and the Southern Africa …

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A new blog entry from Anush, a young activist in Armenia. 

When youth lack access to sexual and reproductive rights, their rights are not respected
I’d like to elaborate on the lack of access by youth around the world to sexual and reproductive rights and how it affects their life.

To my opinion the access to sexual and reproductive rights should be provided …

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In this blog post, Ahmed from Egypt talks about the situation in his country, about meaningful youth participation and comprehenisve sexuality eduation. 

Although Egypt’s revolution was heavily catalyzed by youth, little has changed for them. In Egypt, we have a very youth population. This means that young people make up the biggest share in the country’s population; 40% of Egyptians are between …

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Today’s article is written by Natalia from Poland and referes to the sexuality education in Central and Eastern Europe but also gives on overview of the international campaign. 

As the new school year begins on September 1st, the international campaign 10 Days of Activism has been launched across the world. During the first ten days of September various events will be held in 42 partner …

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Zahra, from Algeria wrote a new blog post, dedicated to  women and girls living with HIV.

A special dedication to women and girls living with HIV and doing what they can to overcome huge obstacles, in order to lead a decent life. We will always stand by you.

According to UNAIDS, 1.2 million women and girls were newly infected with HIV in 2011. Every …

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We’re publishing now the blog post of Sotiris from Cyprus, who talks about the LGBT issues engagement as a rights imperative. 

It has come to my attention throughout my experience with LGBT activism that visibility is crucial. The aim to enlarge visibility is interrelated with creating an accepting society and in particular to secure the rights of the LGBT people in order to …

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This blog entery is from Biodun, a 26 year old Nigerian medical doctor and freelance writer. He alos blogs at Suite101 and MDGsinafrica.wordpress.com .

Top 6 Reasons You Need Youth Medical Centres in Your Country

Almost Half of the World’s 7 Billion People are Young People
The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon admitted in the 2012 International Youth Day that that

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We received a second blog post from Maria, from Bulgaria 🙂

In my last blog entry, I urged you to get on the “Action” side. I know, however, that that is easier said than done – especially in smaller countries which might not be as socially, environmentally and ethically conscious as all the rest. So this time, I’m going to talk about campaigning …

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New blog post from Rada from Bulgaria who asks a very important question and also gives the answers. 

Why should young people have access to Comprehensive Sexuality Education?

Nowadays, when the number of adolescents and youth in the world is nearly two billion and growing (*1), policy-makers and communities have to ensure more than ever that we as young people grow happy

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Today we’ve got a good piece of writign from Zahra, young activist from Algeria. 

The past 30 years have been marked by enormous efforts at all levels around the world to
stop the spread of AIDS and prevent its transmission. Nevertheless, AIDS continues to wreak havoc. In 2011, worldwide, 2.5 million people were newly infected with HIV, more than 2400 daily new infections were recorded …

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Today you can read Ana’s story related to youth friendly services .

As youth activists promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights, we speak and we write, we discuss and we negotiate and it seems like a natural thing to do in our life. Similarly we support young people around us and encourage them to stand up for their rights when it …

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The new blog post is from Eric, a young peer educator from Algeria – check out his well documented opinion: 

Lack of access to better sex health education is the worm eating at the base of the fight against HIV in many societies today as a number of research results included in this article will show. We will also argue that this …

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Today’s blog post is a personal insight from Maria, who comes Bulgaria – a Eastern European country. 

I spent my formation years in private school – and it was not until I attended university that I realised just how constricting that had been. One might argue that as a child growing up in the post-communist “Transition period” of the early 90s in Bulgaria, …

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In the Nepali Education system there is not significant changes in cases of reproductive health. As a part of 10 DOA in the first of september I was in the low grade boarding school of Dharan. I was thinking as the time changing there is a change in school education system related to comprehensive sexuality education (CSE). In the CSE system that i had interacted the boys an girls of school hardly interacted regarding in chapter named reproductive health. In addition to this the teacher who teaches the reproductive …

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Today’s article is from Younes, from Morocco and it is written in his native language 🙂 We hope you French speakers will enjoy reading it! 

Le Maroc participe et fête, lui aussi, les ‘’10 days of activism ‘’ (10 jours d’activisme): une dizaine de jours que fêtent plusieurs pays dans le monde. Cette participation a pour objectif de pousser les Y-peeriens et autres à …

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This post is part of the "10 Days of Activism" hosted in partnership with Y-PEER. Check out the rest of the campaign here.

There are five fingers in our hand which are very different in shape and size from each other. Even though the final finger is the smallest of all we cannot forget about it. If we are to protect our fingers we would give equal attention to all the five. I look at life in the same way. Every human being should have equal rights. And the …

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Under the theme “Nothing for Us Without Us,” Y-PEER is launching the 3rd annual “10 Days of Activisim” Campaign from September 1-10, 2012. "10 Days of Activism" is being conducted in partnership with Advocates for Youth and other organizations and individuals from around the globe working with young people.

Our goal is to bring together the voices of many young people from 50 countries, united in their demands for our sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Through this joint international campaign, we not only reach the stakeholders’ (government, academe, churches …