YOUNG PEOPLE ARE REALLY IMPORTANT TO IPPF

This means we don't just want our services to work for young people.
We want them to work with young people.

YOUTH-CENTERED APPROACH

In IPPF young people have the right to participate in all decisions that affect them.

We believe young people are our partners, whether they are clients, volunteers or staff members.

We aim to make sure that our organization is a safe place where they can contribute, make connections with each other and openly express themselves.

To guarantee that our youth programming is strong and effective, we systematically embrace young people as key agents for change in governance, comprehensive sexuality education, service delivery, advocacy and research.

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COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION (CSE)

Get your service and your practice effective, appropriate and attractive to young people by working with them and developing ways to reach out to and listen to them.

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IPPF Framework for CSE

describes the seven priority areas to cover in CSE

provides the basis of a new CSE curriculum

includes the principles of good practice

 

Inside and Out: CSE Assessment Tool

provides standards for high-quality CSE

assesses CSE programmes with a focus on non-formal education

informs debate and advocacy by generating data on the state of sexuality education

 

Healthy, Happy and Hot: A young people's guide to rights

celebrates the sexual rights of young people living with HIV

recognises the diverse forms of sexual pleasure young people experience

insists that services respect the rights and dignity of people living with HIV

SERVICE DELIVERY

Understand the core principles that underpin good information and education and the key topics that young people want and need to learn about.

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Provide: strengthening youth friendly services

promotes a rights-based approach to youth services

describes the key characteristics of effective, youth-friendly services

asks vital questions to inform the setting up of a youth service

Keys to youth friendly services

describes key concepts that underpin youth-friendly services

links to the guiding principles of 'Sexual Rights: an IPPF Declaration'

includes practical steps to improve services for young people

How to improve young people's access to safe abortion

explores strategies to improve young people's access to abortion services

shares lessons learned on what works to improve access

outlines steps to put in place youth-friendly abortion services

ADVOCACY AND CHANGING MINDS

Find out what laws, policies and practices you can change by developing advocacy programmes with clear aims, positive partnerships, and a good understanding of who to target and how.

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Exclaim: young people's guide to ‘Sexual rights: an IPPF declaration'

builds on 'Sexual rights: an IPPF Declaration'

explains how human rights apply to young people's sexuality

supports young people to increase their understanding of sexual rights

Fulfil! Guidance document for the implementation of young people's sexual rights (IPPF-WAS)

recognises young people as sexual beings

describes how sexual rights work for young people

identifies key challenges and opportunities to implement sexual rights of young people

Want to change the world? Here's how...

asks what the goals of SRHR advocacy work are and what needs to change

provides a step-by-step guide to plan, implement and improve advocacy

inspires young people to play a central part in advocacy work

YOUTH-CENTERED APPROACH

In IPPF young people have the right to participate in all decisions that affect them.
We believe young people are our partners, whether they are clients, volunteers or staff members.
We aim to make sure that our organization is a safe place where they can contribute, make connections with each other and openly express themselves.

To guarantee that our youth programming is strong and effective, we systematically embrace young people as key agents for change in governance, comprehensive sexuality education, service delivery, advocacy and research.

Download

YOUNG AT HEART

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English, Français and Español