Welcome to the YouAct website, European Youth Network on Sexual and Reproductive Rights
YouAct is a European network of young people, who are active in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Rights. Since its launch in Lisbon 2004, YouAct has grown into a widely recognised youth organisation, undertaking key advocacy, training and awareness raising activities on national, European and International levels.
YouAct works to empower young people to take an active role in their communities and organisations and to advocate for Sexual and Reproductive Rights as Human Rights. We believe that decisions which affect young people should be planned and formed by young people themselves. Young people should be taken seriously as capable and productive individuals. Meaningful Youth Participation in the designing, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies, programs and services aimed at young people, is crucial for their success.
We believe that active and meaningful youth participation is essential to reach the following goals: We envision a world where sexuality is accepted as a positive aspect in life and where the SRHR of young people are realised: young people have access to accurate information and youth friendly services and can decide freely and responsibly about all aspects of their sexuality and reproductive lives.
YSAFE and YouAct are deeply concerned with the ongoing HIV pandemic and its repercussions on the lives of millions of people all over the world, and specifically in Europe and Central Asia and prepared a Joint Letter that was sent out to decision makers on 1st December, on World AIDS Day. Young people from the endorsing
As a coalition of civil society organizations working on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights – ASTRA Network, ASTRA Youth, You Act, CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality and the European Consortium for Emergency Contraception sent a letter to the representatives of the European Commission, to voice our concern on the current developments in Poland with regards
The online survey is currently disseminated at the country level in Council of Europe and Central Asia countries and collects youth views on the current gaps and challenges regarding the realization of SRHR and their feedback on recommendations, measures and actions that need to be taken by youth-led networks and policy and decision-makers. The initiative’s overall aim is
European youth advocates urge MEPs to do more to combat anti-Abortion legislation throughout Europe Brussels, 11th October 2016 // European Youth advocates welcome the decision by the Polish parliament last week to dismiss the “Stop Abortion” bill , but stress that the European Parliament needs to do more to monitor legislative developments and increasing restrictions
YouAct is a European network of young people, who are active in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Rights. Since its launch in Lisbon 2004, YouAct has grown into a widely recognized youth organisation, undertaking key advocacy, training and awareness raising activities on national, European and International levels.