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.
Our team is very excited to share the advocacy toolkit developed in the frame of the Generation Now small grants project called “The European Parliament – our Ally”. In it, we discuss in detail how young people can successfully advocate for comprehensive sexuality education for HIV prevention. Download the full toolkit by clicking here.
YouAct – the European Youth Network on Sexual and Reproductive Rights is looking for energetic and dedicated new members to strengthen our organization and forward our work in promoting sexual and reproductive rights of young people. About Us YouAct is a European network of young people active in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Rights.
At the beginning of February, four YouAct advocates, Sophie, Anuki, Eylem and Laura met with five Members of the European Parliament in the context of the ‘The European Parliament, Our Ally’ project. The aim of this project is to facilitate a discussion between youth advocates and decision makers regarding the importance and necessity for young
We can’t stress enough the urgency for young people to have access to Comprehensive Sexuality Education. So YouAct members are organizing yet another round of meetings with the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs)! We want to engage in meaningful conversations on how to advance this topic forward and how we can work together more
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.