PRB Topic Feed: Children/ Youth/Topics/ChildrenYouth.aspxThe Fast-Track Cities InitiativeDespite improvements of overall HIV status in adults from 2005 to 2012, AIDS-related deaths increased by 50 percent among adolescents. This article examines the current situation with integrating youth into the Fast-Track Cities Initiative, a global goal to end AIDS by 2030, and provide recommendations for moving forward.06/20/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/Fast-Track-Cities-Initiative-Youth.aspx8713875d-b3df-49f0-9d41-2680c9e9c9ea2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book Released: How Are Children Faring?The Annie E. Casey Foundation released the 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book on June 13, 2017. The KIDS COUNT Data Book—now in its 28th year—provides an up-to-date and detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States, nationally and in each state. The 2017 Data Book reveals many bright spots for children and family well-being during the economic recovery following the Great Recession, yet room for improvement remains in many areas. 06/13/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/2017-KIDS-COUNT-Data-Book.aspx6185e2e6-18f7-4849-aeca-4ca5974a517dFGM/C Digital Data Visualization Toolkit Is Useful for ResearchersThe Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is a core partner on the Population Council’s <i>Evidence to End FGM/C: Research to Help Girls and Women Thrive</i>—a UKAID-funded research program to help end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) within one generation. Our role is to build the consortium’s capacity for research utilization and to develop innovative tools and products to improve how researchers communicate their findings about FGM/C to key decisionmakers.05/16/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/FGMC-Digital-Data-Visualization-Toolkit.aspx22173434-1b2a-4a0f-b383-16d14dbde1e2Data in New Wallchart Show Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Declining in Many Countries New evidence suggests that the share of women and girls who have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is declining in many countries, with girls less likely to be cut than previous generations of women.02/05/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/Wallchart-Female-Genital-Mutilation-Declining.aspxf6874b0d-d168-4ad3-9672-ffd66a9d0d26 Studies Document Mass Incarceration’s Toll on FamiliesNew studies add to the growing body of research on the toll U.S. mass incarceration is taking on prisoner’s children and families. Three recent articles in the journal Demography document the spillover effects of the prison boom on family poverty, couples’ relationship stability, and child well-being. 03/09/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/Mass-Incarcerations-Toll-on-Families.aspx85393baa-79cd-49a1-828e-13fd3e33bb55Youth Contraceptive Use: A Reference Guide of Effective InterventionsSexual and reproductive health (SRH) programming for married and unmarried youth ages 15 to 24 is critical to improve the health, social, and economic outcomes of future generations. However, youth face many more barriers to accessing and using contraception than older people, including provider refusal, restrictive laws or policies, limited contraceptive options, stigma, and sociocultural pressures to have children early. Despite growing commitment to the rights of youth to access contraceptive services, governments and their partners lack clear guidance on supporting interventions that ensure their commitments are realized. 03/06/2017/Publications/Reports/2017/Youth-Contraceptive-Use.aspxa31feca2-86b5-4d8d-a448-33e6c984b44cWe are Kenya’s Future: Young People and Our Nation’s GrowthIn response to the need for action on adolescent and youth issues in Kenya, PRB partnered with Centre for the Study of Adolescence (CSA) to develop a new multimedia product on young people and the demographic dividend. 01/01/0001/Multimedia/Video/2017/Young-People-Kenya.aspx0f744db0-b49d-434b-a130-30a39d243e12Global Employment and the Sustainable Development GoalsThe United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8 calls for full and productive employment and decent work for all. In our latest Population Bulletin, we explain how demographic trends will have a bearing on whether and how rapidly this and other SDG goals are achieved. 04/18/2017/Publications/Reports/2017/Global-Employment-Sustainable-Development-Goals.aspx740967e0-a39d-46a0-82f4-ca963455c696An African Demographic Dividend Relies on Investments in the Reproductive Health and Rights of Adolescents and YouthAn African Union (AU) Assembly decision in January 2016 established the theme for 2017 as “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend Through Investments in Youth.” AU heads of state and government recognize a country-level demographic dividend as central to the continent’s economic transformation in the context of AU Agenda 2063—the AU’s global strategy for socioeconomic transformation within the next 50 years. 02/23/2017/Publications/Reports/2017/African-Demographic-Dividend.aspx4acfe6ae-1252-40f7-b822-980baf704a40Trends and Challenges Facing Americas Latino ChildrenLatino children currently account for one-fourth of U.S. children under age 18, and by 2050 they are projected to make up nearly one-third of the child population. Of the 18.2 million Latino children currently living in the United States, 95 percent are U.S.-born citizens.09/28/2016/Publications/Articles/2016/trends-and-challenges-facing-americas-latino-children.aspxdeb8fd48-1aa8-4d5b-8446-c6492da4193f