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Putting young people first: Ensuring access to SRHR services

  • Stevie Emilia

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 12 2020   /  01:00 am
Youth engagement: This year’s International Youth Day, which falls on Aug. 12, highlights the ways in which engagement of young people at the local level is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes.(Courtesy of Shutterstock/-)

Calls for investments in young people have increased dramatically in recent years. But the year 2020 is proving to be a difficult, life changing year as the pandemic has exposed deep inequalities in income, access to basic services and social protection for young people. “Young people’s access to SRH services is even more limited now,” said Heidrun Fritze, technical analyst for adolescents and youth at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Asia Pacific. The world will celebrate International Youth Day 2020 this Aug. 12, with this year’s theme, “Youth engagement for global action”, seeking to highlight the ways in which engagement of young people at the local level is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes. “[It’s] a day for you, a day for me and a day for the nearly 1 billion young people aged 14 to ...