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.
Attending the Women Deliver conference was a great opportunity for YouAct members to meet colleagues and partners from the region and beyond. The conference space was very vibrant, with lots of sessions occurring in parallel and an attractive exhibition space that included the Youth Zone and was stimulating for networking and sharing. YouAct members facilitated
Our member – Camila Ochoa Mendoza was interviewed by the French magazine “Altermondes”(view pdf here). She talked about YouAct, the type of work that we do, the importance of raising awareness on sexual and reproductive rights and empowering young people, the achievements and challenges for youth work. Here is just a brief transcript in English: Is
“Speak my language”: Abortion Storytelling in Eastern Europe from a Youth Perspective A Toolkit Developed by and for Young People With inputs from Georgia, Lithuania, Republic of Macedonia, Poland and Romania Why abortion stigma? We believe it is imperative to consider abortion stigma as a critical issue for youth. We recognise the importance of considering
YouAct is glad to launch a recruitment round! We are looking for potential dedicated and active new members to strengthen our organization and our work for advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights! If you’re interested to join YouAct, proceed fill in the application by the 10th of July 2016: @ https://youact.typeform.com/to/BYmNRp If you want to support us, spread the
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.