Speak & Act to Change

Over half of world’s population is under 30. Young people around the world are key agents of development and social change with high expectations for self-direction, freedom and opportunity.  Fulfilling our rights and investing in our capabilities across multiple sectors such as education, skills development, employment and health, including SRH […]

By | 2018-10-26T08:03:38+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Categories: Personal Stories|0 Comments

Personal stories of young people living in a fragile and conflict settings

NCPHA Bulgaria and the International Institute for Youth Development PETRI – Sofia designed an Online Manual “Role of Young People in Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, and Violent Extremism Prevention” as part of PETRI’s Annual Work Plan for 2017, funded by UNFPA EECARO.

The online manual contains video stories of young people and adolescents […]

By | 2018-05-19T22:43:09+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Categories: Personal Stories|0 Comments

United Against Extremism in Poland.

By Antonina Lewandowska and Anna Szczegielniak


October 25th, 2015 was a lovely sunny day in Warsaw, Poland. Children played in the parks and adults relaxed outside, unzipping their jackets to feel the last rays of sunshine before the cold winter. You could almost say that it was […]

By | 2018-05-19T22:51:39+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Personal Stories|0 Comments

Promoting healthy living among peers in Turkmenistan

Y-PEER, the Youth Peer Education Network, becomes more and more popular in Turkmenistan by virtue of Y-PEER volunteers’ efforts in advocacy for peer education in the promotion of youth health, an effort which is supported by the UNFPA and national partners – the Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan and the […]

By | 2018-05-19T22:51:49+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Personal Stories|0 Comments

Gender-biased Sex-selective abortions in Georgia

According to data published by the UNFPA country office in Georgia, more than 25 000 girls are believed to have gone ‘missing’ between 1990 and 2010 as a result of gender-biased sex-selective abortion.  Such a high number raises concerns regarding the prevalence of prenatal discrimination based on gender in […]

By | 2018-05-19T22:51:54+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Categories: Personal Stories|1 Comment

Biphobia in Macedonia: The Everyday Struggles of Bisexual People

Discussing LGBTQI rights in the conservative country that I live in will continue to “raise eyebrows” for a long time. The awareness campaigns of LGBTQI activists and NGOs have moved the barriers to some extent, but still, Macedonia has a long way to go before becoming LGBTQI friendly. […]

By | 2018-05-19T22:51:59+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: Personal Stories|1 Comment

Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Armenia: A Gap in Knowledge, A Gap in Rights By Sargis Ghazarian, Focal Point in Charge of Armenia

The world is ours, and we are responsible for its development.

By ’we’, I am referring to the young people of today who are separated by geography, but united by  the  issues, goals and perspectives that they share together.

One of the issues that I see to be of enormous importance for […]

By | 2018-05-19T22:52:04+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: Personal Stories|0 Comments

Current trends and challenges in the Romanian Non-governmental Sector

At the end of 2015 there were 45,500 NGOs in Romania. According to the national institute of statistics, 21% of them were active in the social/charitable sector, 19% in the sports field, 13% in education and about 6% in the health sector (1). NGOs in the […]

By | 2018-05-19T22:52:09+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: Personal Stories|Tags: , |0 Comments

Defending Comprehensive Sexuality Education in the Era of Retrogression in Poland

Similarly to other post-communist countries, the anti-choice movement in Poland has been on a constant rise since the fall of the regime in 1989. With decreasing job security and increasing levels of women’s empowerment, the fertility levels have dropped heavily (changing from 2.06 in 1990 to 1.29 in […]

By | 2018-05-19T22:52:18+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Personal Stories|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Challenges of Being an SRHR Activist in Azerbaijan

By Saadat Abdullazada,

Y-PEER Azerbaijan Focal Point in Charge


Being a youth activist in Azerbaijan for several years, I have had the opportunity to work with many adolescents, youth groups, and different
stakeholders.  While generally, being an activist in a country […]

By | 2018-05-19T22:52:37+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Categories: Personal Stories|0 Comments