Adolescents and Young People
The world’s population is young, 42 percent of people are under the age of 25. In South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, the number of people aged 12-24 has steadily risen to 525 million in 2015 – almost half the global youth population.
Women and Girls
Globally, two-thirds of all the 1.4 billion people living in poverty are women. About 50% of all sexual harassment and assaults are against girls aged 15 years of age or younger. HIV/AIDS remains a leading cause of death among women.
Most-At-Risk Populations (MARPs)
Poor and marginalized communities, such as young people, rural women, sex workers, transit drivers, drug users and prisoners, have the greatest need for sexual and reproductive health and rights information and services.
One-quarter of people affected by crises are women and girls aged 15-49. One in five women are likely to be pregnant and one-fifth of all deliveries will experience complications, with heightened risk of early marriage, rape, sexual violence and increased transmission rates of STIs/HIV.