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We are excited to share with you stories of young people form across the globe! These stories offer unique, diverse and eye-opening reflections on how COVID-19 is impacting young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Enjoy!

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Menstrual health Day: Changemakers’ Q&A

Today marks this year’s annual Menstrual Health Day. To celebrate this we are highlighting two changemakers  in the field of menstrual health – both on our instagram and in this mini-Q&A! We as Stories To Action, interviewed two amazing young women creating change on menstrual health in their communities and the world at large. Meet… Read More »Menstrual health Day: Changemakers’…

“Fear and anxiety is the new rhythm of my life”

Did we offend the universe and now it’s payback time? Why is the earth super angry with us? Is nature finally speaking to us? Well, we don’t know. The only thing we are certain about right now about the Coronavirus is that much is still uncertain. Evelyn Odhiambo, youth advocate for NAYA Kenya, spoke with… Read More »“Fear and anxiety is…

The effects of COVID-19 on abortion rights around the world

COVID-19 is affecting abortion rights around the globe. How? Stories to Action’s, Agnes Vinblad, highlights the impact. The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all parts of society and all areas of healthcare, in every country. This means that the ongoing pandemic most definitely is having a serious impact on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and… Read More »The effects of COVID-19…

When home is not a safe haven

Youth Advocates play an incredibly important role in reaching young people in rural communities; during normal times, but especially now during the pandemic. They provide their peers with essential information, connect them to local service providers if possible, and collect stories and data to share with civil society organizations and government institutions.  Purity Nthiana, a… Read More »When home is not…
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Sexual and reproductive health and rights should not be neglected in COVID-19 response

In this long-read, Guo Yeuping, Core Member of China Youth Network (CYN) –  the largest youth-led volunteer organization in adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in China –   highlights the incredible role that young people have played in fighting for SRHR during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hello my dear friends, hope you and your… Read More »Sexual and reproductive health…

This is Her Story

Mamboleo, an award-winning Kenyan based a poet, share’s a poem touching upon the uncertainty and challenges girls are presented with due to COVID-19, but above all the hope that follows. Her Story   This is for all the human beings Not for the VIP or the MVP This is for you and me This is… Read More »This is Her Story

Millions of young people will lack access to birth control due to COVID-19 lockdowns

Back during “normal” times — before the world became engulfed in the COVID-19 pandemic — there were an estimated 23 million sexually active adolescents (15-19 years old) in developing regions who did not have access to modern contraception according to Guttmacher Institute. A lot of these young people were relying on traditional methods such as… Read More »Millions of young people…

Kenya: COVID-19’s Impact On Young People’s Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights

Dollarman Fatinato,  a youth advocate in Kenya, reflects on COVID-19’s impact on youth and on the civil society efforts aimed to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights in his country. After reporting the first case of coronavirus ( Covid-19) in Kenya, drastic changes were incorporated as a measure to combat the spread of the… Read More »Kenya: COVID-19’s Impact On…

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