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26 October 2018

Respect young people's rights and reap the demographic dividend

If the demographic dividend is to be harnessed, then the fundamental civil, political and socioeconomic rights of young people, including young women, must be protected and respected, said Dereje Wordofa, UNFPA Deputy...

5 October 2018

Africa has come a long way in addressing population and development issues

African ministers in charge of population issues have endorsed the continental report on the implementation of the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development (AADPD). At the end of a two-day meeting in Accra...

18 September 2018

“Safe spaces help us have difficult conversations as men”

“The community I come from is densely populated and has a high crime rate. Most young people are involved in alcohol and drug abuse, and most are unemployed. There is also a lot of gender-based violence,” says Ntokozo...



Not so long ago, most people had large families: five children, on average. Where once...
A collation of national demographic data and information on the youth population of...

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