A group of girls from the Amazon region of Peru, the region with the highest teen pregnancy rate, including girls under Latin America is the second region in the world in terms of teen pregnancy, only behind sub-Saharan Africa. Julia Escalante, a Mexican lawyer and Cladem regional coordinator, told IPS that it was the case of Paraguayan girl Mainunbuy not her real name that motivated them to delve deeper into the issue. The girl became pregnant in after she was raped by her stepfather and was not allowed to have an abortion.
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An action research programme in Latin America has provided further evidence that women and girls are on the frontlines of climate change impacts in the region — and bear the negative effects of climate change disproportionately. Women-led initiatives for food security and development planning show promise — and the research findings demand new ways of lateral thinking to tackle discrimination and empower women to lead more secure, productive lives. Vasquez el al. Since , the programme has been working to support strategies for more climate-resilient and sustainable growth in intermediate-sized cities of the region. Four of its six research projects have focused explicitly on gender, investigating the questions: what special challenges do women and girls face in building their own climate resilience and contributing their talents to climate resilient development in their communities, as a whole? Women are disadvantaged when it comes to raising demands and needs with the local authorities — as they do not hold positions of power or well-paid jobs. Important community-level decisions are typically the preserve of men in the project areas.
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Human Wrongs Watch. Adolescent girls and boys will have a leading role in their societies when the Agenda for Sustainable Development has been completed, she said. The world today has a higher proportion of its population aged between 10 and 24 years old than ever before, with 1.
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