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.
The adoption of the 2030 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals was a monumental achievement. The steps that must now be taken, and will be addressed in this forum, involve the implementation and review of these goals. As young people, the implementation of the sustainable development goals impacts our present, as well as our
YouAct is an entirely youth-led, independent NGO working to support young people in advocating for their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Europe. Our organization connects youth activists, engaged as volunteers, from across Council of Europe member states, from Georgia to Ireland and from Cyprus to Sweden. YouAct offers an international, dynamic and unique
It’s 8 am on Thursday the 12th of January and I am seated in a room of the European Parliament at the launch of Elena Zacharenko’s report ‘Perspectives on anti-choice lobbying in Europe.’ My attendance at the launch comes as a result of my involvement in a shared advocacy initiative on abortion rights in
YouAct welcomes the innovation of the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen and supported by Rutgers in launching the She Decides global fundraising initiative, set up to counteract the damaging effects of the Mexico City Policy. She Decides is a strong statement in support of women’s human rights. Especially their sexual and reproductive health
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.