Malawi has one of the most comprehensive laws against child marriage in Africa after a new bill was passed in 2017 increasing the legal marital age from 15 to 18-years-old. The Marriage Act of Malawi in 2017 protects any girl ...
It is estimated that two-thirds of women do not have access to sexual and reproductive healthcare services in Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa. Our member association, Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE), is bridging this gap between the need for healthcare and women by bringing services into the heart of the workplace.
There are more young people living now than at any other time in history - those aged 10-24 make up just less than one quarter of the world’s population. However, despite being a significant part of the world’s population, young people do not always have the opportunity to participate in society at the same level as older people.
Malawi has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. It's estimated that 47% of women and girls are married before the age of 18. Watch our short film on how our member association, Family Planning Association Malawi (FPAM) is helping to put an end to child marriage.
Medical abortion has the potential to increase access to safe abortion care and to increase women’s autonomy and decision‑making with regards to their reproductive choices and rights. It is time to implement evidence‑based abortion services that promote, protect and fulfil the sexual and reproductive rights of all individuals everywhere.
11 October marks International Day of the Girl Child, a time to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges they face around the world. Find out what you do and don’t know about these issues in our quiz.