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Engaging Men and Boys in Family Planning: Bridging the Gap Between Status Quo and Ideal

Written by:  Danette Wilkins, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION Observed every November 19, International’s Men’s Day celebrates positive male role models and their contributions to their families, communities, and the world. This year’s…
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Doing Digital Right: Five Recommendations on Reaching Youth about Contraception and Reproductive Health Online

Written by: Kendra Davis, Program Specialist and Erin Portillo, Senior Program Officer Are you thinking about developing a digital intervention to reach youth about contraception and reproductive health, but are unsure where to start? Who should…
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I, Chatbot: Harnessing Digital Technology for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Education for West African Youth

Written by: Antonia Morzenti, Program Officer II, Breakthrough ACTION, and Brooke Huffman, Program Specialist, Breakthrough ACTION   The demographics in many francophone West Africa countries skew young—very young. The under-25 age…
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From Child Bride to Future Nurse

Written by: Lusayo Banda, Knowledge Management Officer, Breakthrough ACTION At the age of 15, Maness had to bear a burden people far older than her struggle with—parenting a newborn with barely any family support. When Maness’s parents…
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What Works in Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Part 2: Co-Creating with Youth

Written by: Erin Portillo, Senior Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION, Sophie Weiner, Program Officer, Knowledge SUCCESS, and Ruwaida Salem, Senior Program Officer, Knowledge SUCCESS Knowledge SUCCESS is pleased to announce the…
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A Child Bride Reclaims Her Future

Written by: Lusayo Banda, Knowledge Management Officer, Breakthrough ACTION Soon after she got pregnant, Esnart Kazembe, only 17 years old, dropped out of school. Esnart’s story is far from rare in Malawi where 42% of girls are married by…