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.
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
On International Youth Day (12th August), we celebrate the work of youth advocates across the world and the important contribution that their efforts have made to the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). We are also relaunching our crowdfunding campaign and seek for your support to help us continue to empower young people
The Youth in Power webinar will be taking place on the 24th of July at 1 pm CET. The webinar is part of the launch of the Youth in Power for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Europe and Central Asia, developed by youth, for youth. The webinar has the main purpose of providing a platform for discussion
This article is written by Eimear Sparks, YouAct member from Ireland, currently undertaking a fellowship at the PETRI Center in Sofia and presents her own experience, views and opinions. The first I heard about the Sofia Pride came in the form of an email from the organisation AllOut, which had sent out a petition
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.