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September 1st, 2014: Plan and the EU: furthering sexual & reproductive health in Togo and Bangladesh

Most prevalent in developing countries, poor sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) perpetuate poverty and exclusion. Acknowledging this link, Plan Sweden and the European Commission (EC) have joined forces to bring lasting change in Bangladesh and Togo, where SRHR remain dysfunctional. These two EC funded projects will work to build an enabling environment for young people to claim and access their sexual and reproductive health rights.

August 12th, 2014: International Youth Day: time to reflect on (un)employment

International Youth Day is meant to recognise and celebrate the efforts of youth in enhancing global society. Yet, despite being the future’s backbone, youth is nowadays facing increasing challenges to do so. With youth unemployment rates escalating the world over, International Youth Day might also serve as a reminder of the need for multi-stakeholder action to further the youth participation in the labour market.

August 1st, 2014: GirlPower: from the Shadows to Centre Stage

For many girls around the world traditional norms and values often perform as an over-shadowing element that restricts their lives from the moment they are born. The fourth annual European Week of Action for Girls, entitled “GirlPower: from the Shadows to Centre Stage”, will look into the impact of social norms on girls in all the various settings, especially towards their economic empowerment.