arrow for change – the importance of SRHR interventions for ethnic youth


The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) resulted in the Programme of Action (POA), a landmark agreement which put an emphasis on increasing respect for women’s empowerment and human rights. It was also the first international document to recognise the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of adolescents, youth and young people. Under the ICPD POA, 180 governments across world, including the Chinese government, agreed to “protect and promote the rights of adolescents to reproductive health education, information and care and greatly reduce the number of adolescent pregnancies.” Governments also agreed to provide “support…to integral sexual education and services for young people.”

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