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New Publication: YCSRR Launches Post-2015 Brief for International Day of Action for Women’s Health

28 May - Marking the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, this May 28th, the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) joins women’s rights activists around the world by calling upon governments and the international community to ensure a holistic, inclusive and human rights-based approach to women and girls’ health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.In celebrating the advances...

CPD47 Statement: Our Lives are Non-Negotiable!

11 Apr - Statement for General Discussion: on behalf of the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Caucus, delivered by Joel Mark Barredo Distinguished delegates and friends, I share with you a statement endorsed by 97 organizations from 39 countries. People with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions experience crippling violence and debilitating discrimination in all regions of the world....

Statement: Caribbean Youth Demand Progressive Development at CPD47

10 Apr - CARICOM caucus, As we contribute our success and downfalls during this assessment of the status of implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and as we engage in the monitoring, reviewing and assessing the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development at the national, regional and...

CPD47 Statement: Governments are Capable of More, and Young Women and Girls Deserve More

09 Apr - Oral Statement submitted by ICW Global and WGNRR at the 47th Session of the Commission on Population and Development. Honourable Chairperson, On behalf of the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS, the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights, and the undersigned organizations, I value the opportunity to represent over a thousand organizations and individuals worldwide, who are committed...

New Publication: YCSRR Launches Watchdog On CPD47

- As part of the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) advocacy and public education activities, we distribute our newsletter The Watchdog at most international conferences and events we attend. The Watchdog was first produced at the Youth Forum in the Hague in February 1999. We decided that a newsletter would give us an...

The Big Picture: Why this year’s CPD is special

- By Sara Vida Coumans Twenty years ago 179 UN Member States committed to the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action (PoA) in Cairo. The Programme of Action was historical in the sense that development frameworks till that point had not been rights based. For the first time in...

YCSRR Welcomes the ICPD Global Review Report Section on Adolescents and Youth and Urges Governments to go Further in Guaranteeing Young People’s Rights

03 Apr - In the lead up to the 47th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD), the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) would like to join many of our colleagues in welcoming the evidence based ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Review Report. We especially support the emphasis on adolescents and youth; and appreciate...