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 are glad to share the launch of “Speak Act Change” – a platform that provides a space for youth advocates to exchange information and experiences from their work in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. YouAct members have contributed to the online platform with articles
We are so excited to announce our new partnership with the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP)! IYAFP is a network of youth 15-30 around the world advocating for the family planning and SRHR they deserve. IYAFP consists of 60+ volunteer country coordinators around the world who dictate the agenda for their advocacy projects
Last month, our member from Spain, Cristina Moreno Lozano, has attended the UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing, Lisbon (Portugal).
Following the conversations about intergenerational relationships and constructing spaces for youth to be engaged in dialogues around the issue of ageing, Cristina has initiated a process for developing a report that is envisioned to contribute to collaborative approaches for sustainable ageing and intergenerational relationships.
On September 11th, Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, in collaboration with the PACT organized first webinar in their series on Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Central and Eastern Europe. The speakers discussed the changing political environment in face of raising populism in Poland and how this has affected their activism. Kinga Wisniewska, our new member
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.