Blog: Half the World

  • Celebrating the Interagency Youth Working Group’s Accomplishments Over the Past Eight Years

    Today, as we observe International Youth Day, we look back on the past eight years of FHI 360’s involvement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)'s Interagency Youth Working Group (IYWG), the only source of global information about preventing both unintended pregnancy and HIV among youth. Our work managing the technical content for the IYWG was conducted under USAID’s Preventive Technologies Agreement, which ends this month.

  • Why Adolescents Should Consider Using Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives

    Caitlin Callahan is the Co-Coordinator of the New York City IUD Taskforce and Anna Falkovich is currently completing her MPH Practicum at Public Health Solutions. 
  • Providing Comprehensive Support to Adolescents Living with HIV

    In 2012, an estimated 2.1 million adolescents were living with HIV. Young people ages 15 to 24 accounted for an estimated 40 percent of new nonpediatric HIV infections worldwide, and perinatal HIV transmission remains a major cause for HIV infection among adolescents. Before antiretroviral therapy (ART) was developed and expanded, children infected with HIV did not usually live to adolescence. But today, thanks to widespread HIV care and treatment programs, they can lead long, healthy, and productive lives.
  • Safe: A New Digital Magazine Focused on Ending Sexual Violence

    “In the last year and a half, we’ve seen an uproar against sexual violence like never before,” says Together for Girls Director Michele Moloney-Kitts. “From Delhi to Steubenville, it’s been incredibly encouraging to see unprecedented responses to cases of sexual abuse. Events that once would have been shrouded in silence instead garnered widespread attention—both from those who protested them and those who covered them in the global media.”

  • The Role of Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health in Individual and National Development

    Written by Kate Plourde, Technical Officer, FHI 360 and Robyn Dayton, Senior Technical Officer, FHI 360