2009 marks the 15th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), and with it, the 10 year anniversary of the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights.
Founded in 1999, what started as a dream has proven to be a sustainable and relevant youth-led organization. The Youth Coalition is an international organization of young people (ages 15-29 years) committed to promoting adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive rights at the national, regional and international levels. We are volunteers, students, researchers, lawyers, health care professionals, educators, development workers, and most importantly, we are all dedicated young activists.
We aim to ensure that the sexual and reproductive rights of all young people are respected, guaranteed and promoted, and strive to secure the meaningful participation of young people in decision-making that affects our lives, by advocating, generating knowledge, sharing information, building partnerships and training young activists.
On our 10th year anniversary, we are reflecting on what we have accomplished thus far, and considering our successes and lessons learned as we prepare for the next 10 years.
10 Years On! A story of successful youth leadership provides readers with an overview of the Youth Coalition’s history and main activities; shows the impact of our work; and explores our next steps and opportunities for collaboration.
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