Across Francophone West and Central Africa (FWCA), young people too often face socio-cultural obstacles to accessing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, where and how they need. For young people in FWCA to have the adolescent and youth SRH choices they want and deserve, we must reimagine how we strengthen the market to reach and serve our youngest consumers, on their own terms.
We invited leaders from across the reproductive health field— donors, implementers and young people themselves—to share their perspective on the importance of investing in FWCA adolescents and youth, and what each visionary is doing to change the landscape for the next generation.
As they share: it’s time to combine our energy and voices to serve the FWCA adolescents and youth who need it the most.
Join these women and others at the side event, “Youth-Powered Investments in West and Central Africa” as they discuss what it means to invest in the future of adolescents in FWCA on Monday, June 3 from 12:00-2:00pm in the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel’s Princess Louisa Room.
This article appears in PSI’s Impact magazine, released in tandem with Women Deliver 2019, as part of an ongoing conversation about putting #PowerInHerHands.