The urgency

Unsafe sex is one of the top and fastest growing health risks for millions of young people globally. It particulary affects those most vulnerable and living in the poorest countries. Dance4Life is determined to change this. Forever.

1 in the 5 girls

is a victim of sexual harassment or rape

Pregnancy

is the #1 cause of death for girls 15- 19 years old

Every 15 seconds

someone is infected with HIV

Let's face the facts

The world today is home to the largest generation of young people in history, 1.8 billion

UN Youth strategy 2018

Unsafe sex is ranked second among the top ten risk factors to health in terms of the burden of disease they cause

WHO

AIDS is the #1 cause of death among young people in Africa, followed by maternal conditions

WHO, 2016

Complications related to pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death among girls between 15 and 19

WHO, 2018

Nearly 80 per cent of all new HIV infections among adolescent girls aged 15-19 in 2015 are in sub-Saharan Africa.

UNFPA, 2016 Ending the AIDS epidemic for adolescents, with adolescents. A practical guide to meaningfully engage adolescents in the AIDS response

The region most affected by HIV – have been tested for HIV in the past 12 months and received the result of the last test. The testing rates in West and Central Africa and South Asia are even lower.

UNICEF, 2018

Girls under 15 account for 1.1 million of the 7.3 million births among adolescent girls under age 18 every year in developing countries.

UNFPA, 2017

90% of adolescents birth among 15-19 year olds are within child marriages.

UNFPA, 2012 Marrying too young

1 in 10 girls under the age of 20 has experienced sexual violence, worldwide.

Unesco, 2015. Global Guidance on addressing schoolrelated genderbased violence

Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18. That is 28 girls every minute.

Girls not Brides