The YouthForce Declaration (in progress)


Posted on July 20th, by admin in advocacy. 1 Comment

Below are the results from our Declaration 4 Change project.

Top 10 ideas

All young people have the right to sexual and reproductive health services that are accessible, available, safe, affordable, quality-approved, youth-friendly and adapted to their specific needs.

Meaningful youth participation at all levels of decision-making is crucial in the development of effective SRHR and HIV programmes; participation must include not only those with resources but also those on the ground levels.

We demand ACCESS to youth-friendly prevention, treatment, care and support services for all young people, including young people living with HIV, so that our right to the highest attainable standard of health may be achieved.

Comprehensive and appropriate information about HIV should be accessible to all young people including those with disabilities, in & out of schools, migrants & those living in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas.

We demand increased funding for research that focuses on HIV among young people addressing not only prevalence rates but also lifestyles and behavioral patterns, risk factors and other areas needed for HIV response.

Increase ACCESS to financial & technical support that strengthens youth organizations and youth led initiatives to increase our impact in the HIV response, by creating mechanisms that assure money transfers down to the ground.

We demand universal access to sexual and reproductive health integrated services that includes the specific needs of women and girls, respecting their human rights and an emphasis on equity and respect for diversity.

Eliminate social, cultural and political barriers in accessing health services among young people by making interventions gender and age-responsive, rights-based, and sexual orientation and gender identity-inclusive.

We demand more support for capacity building programs that empower youth and enable them to participate effectively in policy making especially concerning areas that affect them like environment, health and rights.

We demand PROTECTION by the law. We must not be criminalized because of our sexual orientation and gender identity, drug use, HIV status, disability and/or sex work.

Top Contributors

  • Top content contributor, with 3 of the top 16 ideas, was nina
  • Top item was submitted by michiel
  • In 2nd & 3rd place overall were jeffrya and ladyl
  • Top voting contributor was Florence

Extra info

  • 79 people submitted ideas and edits – a fantastically broad creative effort
  • 13 people started ideas that ended up in the top 16

You can check out all the ideas and more information on the project site.

Thanks to the team from codigital for facilitating the #dec4change project: it was a huge success!







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Below are the results from our Declaration 4 Change project.

Top 10 ideas

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