Factsheet: Sexual reproductive health and rights at a glance – Niger
In Niger, adolescents, and youth face substantial social, physical, and economic barriers to meeting their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) potential. The country has the highest fertility rate in the region and the world with an average of 6.82 births per woman, as well as lowest age for marriage and childbearing. Protecting and empowering women and girls will put Niger and many other African countries on a path of social and economic transformation. This process is long-term, and it requires coordination of all partners and building coalitions that catalyse broad-based support. While government commitment is the key driver of reforms, other stakeholders such as civil society organizations, local women’s groups, and the private sector are also strong advocates for change.