Youth messaging checklist: dos and don’ts in information, education and communication materials
encourages consistent use of positive, accurate and effective messaging for young people
raises awareness of language that is stigmatising and undermines youth-friendly messages
provides examples of language which reflect IPPF’s core principles
explains the reasons why some words and phrases should not be used
suggests simple rules for accessible, attractive visual design
"Ensuring young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights requires access to comprehensive, gender-sensitive and rights-based education and information."
A checklist of dos and don’ts, language and messages for effective communication and education, addressing a lack of consistency in messaging across different IPPF Member Associations.
- checklists of messages to use and avoid, and preferred language across a range of topics:
- HIV and AIDS
- sexual rights and sexual citizenship messages
- messages on violence
- sexual and reproductive health and rights and young people
- a checklist of dos and don’ts when selecting and using images, including links to online image libraries
- a checklist of dos and don’ts in design
- general dos and don’ts to consider when developing information, education, and communication materials for young people