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.
Camila, our member from Spain, is currently taking a course on Theory of Development at the University College Utrecht and in June. She will be flying together with her class to Nairobi to start some field work. This will involve visiting different communities in Kenya and Tanzania, taking classes and doing their own research (where she
In 2015, Cecilie Morville, YouAct member from Denmark participated in one of the Intergovernmental Negotiations for the new development agenda. Below you can read her story, reflected as a significant change that she undergone. Her story has been gathered with guidance from CHOICE, who started collecting ‘stories of change’ in order to better understand the
World YWCA, UN Women and UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development’s Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality are pleased to announce the first Youth CSW Forum to be held before the 60th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) on March 11-12, 2016. The Concept Note is available here. This forum will be open to all
Mar 01, 2016
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.