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.
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 together with CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality is in the concluding stages of the second phase of an advocacy project aiming to advance Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in Europe. The first phase of the project was implemented in 2017 and involved a research phase in five countries, Cyprus, Georgia, the Netherlands, Poland and Romania
We are pleased to present YouAct’s Annual Report 2017, in which we delve into how our youth network continues to build on its strengths to make a lasting impact on the policy landscape in Europe. Download the full report by clicking here.
To celebrate World Contraception Day (26th September), MEP Biljana Borzan and MEP Maria Gabriela Zoana co-hosted the European Parliament launch of ‘Limited Access: Europe’s Contraception Deficit’, a White Paper on Access to Contraception in Europe. The White Paper was developed following a survey of 46 European countries titled “Contraception Atlas” covering three areas: reimbursement of
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.