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Africa in Transition | Investing in Youth for Economic Prosperity

“African countries are not in the middle of one transition, they are in the midst of several transitions,” said Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue, Professor and Chair of the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University, at a recent Wilson Center event on demographic trends on the continent, and investing in youth to ensure economic prosperity. “All of these transitions are an opportunity for prosperity, an opportunity for growth, an opportunity to build human capital,” said Eloundou-Enyugue.

25 Years since Cairo: Making ICPD25 Relevant to Young People

“The ICPD (International Conference on Population and Development) Programme of Action is a promise. A promise that was made 25 years ago to young people, the intention of which was to give young people hope—hope that their rights, their needs, and their demands would be met,” said Kobe Smith, Vice President of the Youth Advocacy Movement at International Planned Parenthood Federation/ Western Hemisphere Region, at a recent Wilson Center event.

The Juggling Act of Caregiving Balancing Career, Health, and Gender Roles

“There are only four kinds of people in the world: Those who have been caregivers; those who currently are caregivers; those who will be caregivers; and those who will need caregivers.” --Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady of the United States 

Policies and Strategies Driving Inclusion and Productivity

On March 28th the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and Maternal Health Initiative, with the support of EMD Serono, discussed the intersections between women’s leadership, women’s health, and women’s economic prosperity in a panel discussion entitled Policies and Strategies Driving Inclusion and Productivity.

Top Reads on the Care Economy from Apolitical

Apolitical, a global platform connecting public servants to the ideas and people they need to solve society’s hardest challenges, partnered with the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative and Women in Public Service Project, through the generous support of EMD Serono, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to create a spotlight on The Care Economy.

Saving Mothers, Giving Life: It Takes a System to Save a Mother

“Saving Mothers, Giving Life has undeniably raised the bar in how we address maternal perinatal mortality,” said Dr.

The Importance of a Gender Focused Migration Policy

With more than 12,000 humanitarian visa requests from migrant adults and an increase in the number of migrants who wish to stay in Mexico, Mexico faces not only a challenges to their reception, but a unique opportunity to recognize the distinct gender dynamics of Central American migration and include a gender inclusive approach to their reception. Women and girls, members of the LGBTQ community, and boys have specific needs and require distinct protection mechanisms.

2018 Brazilian Election Results: Initial Takeaways on Political Renewal and the Role of Women

Historically high turnover rates and gains in female representation are encouraging, but political renewal remains in question. 
 

Achieving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for All

“The Guttmacher-Lancet Commission could not come at a better time,” said Patricia Da Silva, Associate Director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation United Nations Liaison Office.

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