Interviews from the Yaounde Conference

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INTERVIEW WITH KATE GILMORE, DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UNFPA

Kate Gilmore shares the importance of looking after the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls as key in empowering them. when  girls are denied sexual and reproductive health and rights, they leave school and are unable to realize their full potential. She shares the importance of an inter-generational dialogue in investing in the future.

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INTERVIEW WITH JAMES, HIFA2015 CAMEROON

James, the country rep for HIFA2015, Cameroon speaks on the privilege to be the host of 6ACSHR and its timeliness especially with the global awakening on sexual rights and health and the position of Africa on issues affecting women and girls. He spoke about the importance of involving young people in streamlining in policies that shape their future.

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INTERVIEW WITH LINDSAY, ZAMBIA

Lindsay from IPAS Zambia shares her experience at the conference and her expectations for the future. She hopes for an Africa that will invest in its youth which will bring about young people that can contribute effectively to national development.she would like to a Zambia where its young people can get comprehensive sexuality education and having information on where they can access safe abortion services.

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INTERVIEW WITH BALISA, LESOTHO

Balisa from Lesotho speaks about the challenges young people face in accessing family planning services and what can be done to improve access for young people.

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INTERVIEW WITH MAUREEN, MALAWI

Maureen from Malawi shares her opinion on the need for young people to  access sexual and reproductive health services and rights. young people need to have free access to contraceptives to prevent early pregnancies for young people and the government should put the needs of young people as a priority.

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INTERVIEW WITH DR ADEMOLA OLAJIDE, UNFPA NAMIBIA

Dr Ademola from UNFPA highlights issues that are pertinent to eliminate vulnerabilities of girl and women. harnessing demographic dividend is key in achieving this. He shares that Africa has reduced fertility, mortality, but have not been able to reach demographic transition; achieving this involves ensuring that women have access to reproductive health and rights in its fullest form. Africa is at the point where with positive actions we can tip our countries towards a demographic profile necessary to stimulate the demographic profile.

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INTERVIEW WITH NELLY, KENYA

Nelly a speaker from Kenya shares the challenges young people face in accessing services on sexual health, especially young girls, who are discriminated against and the effect of culture has in preventing them from accessing services and information about their sexual health and rights. Also the laws and information young people need to protect them. she also speaks about the the need of comprehensive sexuality education in providing information for young girls.

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