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Event in Nairobi Puts Policymakers, Youth in Conversation

September 2017: Event On Sept. 19, 2017, We Are Kenya’s Future: Young People and Our Nation’s Growth officially launched in Nairobi, Kenya during a co-hosted event with Population Reference Bureau, Centre for the Study of Adolescence (CSA), and National Council for Population and Development (NCPD). The event showcased youth voices on the demographic dividend and created space for meaningful dialogue between policymakers and young people. Kenya has demonstrated how political leadership can define and build consensus for measurable policy actions to propel the country towards a demographic dividend, as is shown through Kenya’s Demographic Dividend Roadmap, which was presented during the event.

Two Winners of 120 Under 40 are PRB Policy Fellows Alumni

September 2017: Event Among this year’s 40 awardees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health were two PRB training alumni: Allen Kabagenyi from Uganda who was in the 2013/14 cohort of PRB’s flagship Policy Fellows program and Nissily Mushani from Malawi who participated in a PRB country-based policy communication training in 2013.

PRB at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting

April 2017: Event PRB will be at the 2017 Population Association of America Annual Meeting in Chicago from April 26 through April 29.

How to Communicate With Policymakers on the Demographic Dividend

March 2017: Event The workshop will introduce the demographic dividend and teach participants about evidence-based policy communication. Participants will learn how to define policy goals, identify target audiences, and craft communication objectives. Participants will ultimately be able to translate how investments in young people’s health, education, and job growth are critical to Kenya achieving a demographic dividend.

The Shifting Demographics of Rural America

March 2017: Event Attend this Congressional Briefing on Monday, April 3 from 12:00 to 1:15 p.m. in Room 2045, Rayburn House Office Building, to hear an expert panel discuss the changing demographic and socio-economic characteristics of rural America. The speakers will address different facets of rural life including the impact of immigration on rural communities, the needs of veterans, and rural health and mortality trends. Click through to RSVP.

International Women’s Day 2017

March 2017: Event International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, has many different versions of its origin—linked to women’s voting rights, to labor issues, to political upheavals—but all agree that it started more than 100 years ago. Yet it was only in 1975 that the United Nations General Assembly began celebrating March 8 as International Women’s Day. Now it is celebrated in more than 100 countries and is an official holiday in more than 25.

Using Technology to Prevent Dating Violence and Improve College Safety

December 2016: Event At a recent symposium at Johns Hopkins University, researchers and policy advocates described how technology can be both a tool to perpetrate and to prevent sexual violence. They explored research on the prevalence of sexual violence on college campuses and examined evidence on technology-based prevention strategies, including smartphone apps to help avert dating violence and connect victims with assistance.

Activism Against Gender Based Violence

November 2016: Event Begun in 1991, this year marks the 25th anniversary of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, commemorated around the world with activities from November 25—International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women—through December 10—International Human Rights Day—symbolically linking violence against women and human rights, thus emphasizing that such violence is a human rights violation.

Noncommunicable Disease Report Event in New Delhi

November 2016: Event On July 21, 2016, PRB hosted a regional event in New Delhi to launch a new package of publications—policy report, data sheet, and data appendix—on NCD risk factors among young people across Asia. The four main NCD risk factors are tobacco, alcohol use, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity. Rates for these risk factors are already high or increasing throughout the region.

A Healthy Youth Subgroup sponsored presentation on Human trafficking at PRB

May 2016: Event On May 13th there will be a presentation at PRB on Human Trafficking sponsored by the Healthy Youth Subgroup. This is a brown bag presentation to be held from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Our speakers are Laura Cordisco Tsai and Michele Clark.


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