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#NextGenerationIsNow: How Young Leaders are Increasing Access to Contraception


Join us as #NextGenerationIsNow partners pass the mic to young sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) champions from around the globe.

Let’s be clear: young people’s voices, perspectives, and lived experiences need to be at the forefront of any discussions about the health care and policies that affect their lives. For this event during UNGA and in celebration of World Contraception Day, young SRHR champions will discuss why #WeStillNeed access to contraception and essential SRHR, especially during a global pandemic. REGISTER NOW >>

Opening remarks:

  • Sivananthi (Siva) Thanenthiran (Malaysia), Executive Director of ARROW
  • Pauline Faith Gartor (Liberia), Women Deliver Young Leader, Founder and Executive Director of the Girls Health Alliance, UN Women National Gender Youth Activist


  • Dr. Charles Ondieki Otwori (Kenya), Senior Technical Advisor of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health


  • Sarah Clifford (USA), Pathfinder Acacia Circle Member
  • Kazuko Fukuda (Japan/Sweden), Women Deliver Young Leader, Founder of the #Nandenaino Project
  • Lillibet Namakula (Uganda), Team Leader, Public Health Ambassadors Uganda
  • Melissa Simplício Silva (Brazil), Girl Up Leader

Translation available in French, Spanish, and Portuguese.