Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health

DID YOU KNOW
▶▶ More than 40 per cent of the world’s population is
under the age of 25, which represents the largest
generation of young people the world has ever seen.
▶▶ Young people account for almost 50 per cent of new
HIV infections.
▶▶ In sub-Saharan Africa, young women from 15 to 24
years old are twice as likely as young men to be living
with HIV.
▶▶ Globally, only 34 per cent of young people can
demonstrate accurate knowledge about HIV
prevention and transmission.
▶▶ Worldwide, more than 15 million girls from 15 to 19
years old give birth every year, with 19 per cent of
young women in developing countries becoming
pregnant before they turn 18.
▶▶ Adolescent girls and young women make up 40 per
cent of all unsafe abortions worldwide, and 2.5 million
unsafe abortions occur every year among this age
group.
▶▶ A significant proportion of adolescent pregnancies
result from rape, and most births take place in the
context of early marriage.
▶▶ An estimated one in three women and girls worldwide
report surviving physical and/or sexual abuse, most
often at the hands of an intimate partner, making
gender-based violence one of the most widespread
human rights violations.
▶▶ Pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of
death among adolescent girls between the ages of 15
and 19 in low-income countries.
Something needs to be done and we can prevent this through Comprehensive life-skilled Sexuality Education targeting adolescents and youth.#Violet Mbiti Foundation

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?
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Author: youthcountyprojects

This platform seeks to fill the knowledge and awareness gap regarding youth projects being implemented in the 47 counties in Kenya. It also highlights projects focusing on youth being implemented in 47 counties in Kenya by the national government,county governments,donor agencies,civil society organisations (CSOs),Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs),Donor Agencies,Community Based Organisations (CBOs),private sector and individuals and their impact to the communities. The projects lie within the social pillar,economic pillar and political pillar as enshrined in Vision 2030. Email: youthprojectskenya@gmail.com Facebook Page: Youth Projects Kenya Twitter : @YouthProjects

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