Does alcohol lead to rape and violence? And are parents responsible for adolescent drinking?
HIV won’t disappear overnight. Unintended pregnancy won’t magically cease. But by working with and through young people to gradually change Jamaicans’ access to sexual and reproductive health information and services, JFPA is ensuring that the next generation of Jamaicans will be knowledgeable and empowered to demand and the care they deserve.
It was a youth takeover at the United Nations last week, for the 45th annual Commission on Population and Development, a global meeting to examine whether and how we are protecting the sexual rights and health of our youngest generation.
Important gains for sexual health realized in this week’s appropriations bill can only be sustained through the constant vigilance of the advocacy community.
At a meeting in Berlin last week, delegates met to review the 15 years since the signing of the ICPD Plan of Action. Significant shortfalls exist, but some progress has been made.