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.
Read the Joint Statement and Call to Action endorsed by more than 50 organisations We, the undersigned civil society organisations, are deeply concerned with the current developments in Poland regarding women’s health and their access to safe and legal abortion. Two draft bills, resulting from citizens initiatives, will be subject to discussion at the
Recent developments in Europe, in particular in Poland, have put the reproductive rights of women and girls under severe pressure. Together with partners, we have developed this factsheet that aims to raise awareness about women’s and girl’s rights to safe and legal abortion and to encourage the reader to engage in ongoing discussions about reproductive rights.
I was really lucky to attend the Strategic Visioning Workshop on Advocating for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Humanitarian Responses, organized by EuroNGOs! It was a great opportunity for me, as I previously volunteered in the Calais refugee camp and saw first-hand the challenges people are facing in relation to SRHR.
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
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.