About the Youth-to-Youth Initiative
Did you know that approximately half of the world's population is under 25? Young people are more apt to become infected with HIV and pregnancy is the leading cause of death among young women aged 15-19. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the levels of HIV infection and maternal mortality among youth are extreme.
In order to combat these problems, DSW (acronym for Deutschte Stiftung Weltbevölkerung) has developed its Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) Initiative that empowers young people aged 10-24 to improve their health as well as socio-economic situation.
Y2Y has led to the formation and support of over 600 youth clubs, with over 30,000 members, reaching millions of young people in developing countries.
In the following pages you will find more information about DSW's Y2Y programme:
In This Section
- About Y2Y
- About DSW
- Contact Us
- Related Links
Leading a healthy and productive life, given the challenges that many young people face, requires access to appropriate information and services, as well as the development of decision-making and interpersonal skills.
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