Thu, 05/09/2013 - 14:32 — ywp
By: DeOjinae’ Bell, YWP PHASE Youth Staff
FC2 stands for Female Condom 2, a second generation condom. Back in the 1980s there was an first generation female condom called FC1 invented. The FC1 did not receive much positive feedback; it was too noisy, expensive, made of polyurethane (latex), and only water-based lubricants could be used with it. The material used to create the FC1 was changed in September 2005, but that wasn’t enough. So in October 2009 the complete product line had been changed and is now manufactured by The Female Health Company. Under a new company the FC2, which is made from Nitrile Polymer (non-latex), was created. It is inexpensive, and both water and oil-based lubricants can be used with the FC2.
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 23:00 — ywp
By: Samaria Holton, YWP Foster Care Campaign Youth Staff
When youth begin to age out of Independent Living Programs (ILPs), they don’t have anything to fall back on. Most youth are struggling while they are in their placement, or are stressing about what their next step will be once they age out. This is because there isn’t enough money given to youth in ILPs. ILP stipends should be increased by $400 (to $938 for a month) in all ILPs so that young people can be able to save, have a social life, and reduce their illegal activity.
Tue, 01/10/2012 - 12:25 — ywp
If you're a student at Wilson or Cardozo High School, you can apply to be a member of the YHAC!
Click on "Youth Health Action Council" on the left panel for more details!
Mon, 03/07/2011 - 16:27 — ywp
On February 26th, 2011, The Young Women's Project participated in the rally on women's health at Dupont Circle. We had a great turn out and partnered up with ISO (http://www.internationalsocialist.org/) and the Move On (www.moveon.org) organization to get the word out about the attacks on women's reproductive rights. Many great photos were taken at this event and YWP was interviewed on our reaction to the House vote to defunding Planned Parenthood.
Tue, 04/06/2010 - 14:16 — Christina
We have job opportunities with both PHASE and FCC. Please share these opportunities with any teen women (and men!) you know. We're looking for teens excited about getting their voices heard, and working to improve the lives of their peers. On top of becoming peer educators and youth advocates, teens will receive a $7.50-$9.00 an hour wage working 30 hours per week this summer. Please check out the links to applications for both the Peer Health And Sexuality Education and the Foster Care Campaign. Interviews start soon! Click on "How to Get Involved" under FCC or PHASE for application materials.
Fri, 03/19/2010 - 10:36 — Christina
March 16, 2010, marked the Foster Care Campaign's second visit to Washington lawmaker's, this time to the Senate! FCC teen staff member Sarah Ocran testified to the the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia at the request of Senators Daniel Akaka and Mary Landrieu.
Tue, 03/16/2010 - 11:40 — Christina
On March 11, 2010, Nakea Paige, a member of the Foster Care Campaign’s staff for four years, testified at a Congressional Briefing on Rep. Stark’s (D-CA) “Every Child Deserves a Family Act.” Testifying on the importance of permanence- a stable, loving, long-term home- for every child, Nakea was able to raise her voice in support of an important bill.
Wed, 01/27/2010 - 11:52 — Christina
On January 22,2010, the teen staff of the Foster Care Campaign took another huge step in shedding light on the issues facing older foster youth and putting them on the map. At the request of Councilmember Tommy Wells, FCC youth organized a hearing on the education, living conditions and aging out of youth in the system.
Mon, 12/07/2009 - 10:35 — Christina
Tue, 11/03/2009 - 12:18 — Christina