We are delighted to share the Youth Voice Campaign News Bulletin with compiled updates from country teams from Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova and Turkmenistan as well as regional updates from youth advocates who were involved in various post-2015 development agenda related processes.
On 25-27 September, the world’s governments will adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. During the past fifteen years, the Millennium Development Goals have strongly contributed to creating a better world. However, even though we have come very far in the process, we are not there yet. The 2030 Agenda offers an opportunity for a better future, in which we have a greater chance to tackle current and upcoming challenges.
PETRI Advocacy Training on Advocating for Youth Voices and Priorities in EECA region
PETRI Advocacy Training took part in Sofia from 24-26th May and gathered 18 youth leaders across the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Region. During the 3 days of Training, young people had the opportunity to learn more about advocacy tools, discuss the challenges they are facing while advocating for youth issues, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights, comprehensive sexuality education and meaningful youth participation in local and global development processes.
Regional Conference: “Promoting Health and Rights, Reducing Inequalities” in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
This blog post was written by YCSRR member *Evdokia Romanova of Russia. Evdokia attended the EECA Youth Voice Advocacy Training with other youth advocates from the region before taking part in the UNFPA regional conference from May 27-29, 2015 on the topic of advancing sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights in the region through the post-2015 development agenda.
From May 27–29th I had the opportunity to participate in the regional conference “Promoting Health and Rights, Reducing Inequalities: Towards Better Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA)”, which was organized by UNFPA and brought together 140 participants from 27 countries in the EECA region, parliamentarians, civil society representatives and young people.
ASTRA Youth members from Georgia and Russia participated with other youth activists in the advocacy training for youth voices and priorities in EECA region that took place from 24th to 26th May in Sofia, Bulgaria. During the training they had a chance to improve their capacity in the advocacy skills related to Post-2015 Agenda and ICPD. Also, participants of the training prepared advocacy messages with youth priorities: education and meaningful youth participation, which were presented to the parliamentarians during Promoting Health and Rights, Reducing Inequalities Towards Better Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes conference, that was held from 27th to 29th May.
We are pleased to share the Eastern Europe and Central Asia “Youth Voice” Regional Campaign – Phase I Report that highlights the main activities and achievements.
Recognizing May 17 as the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights is calling on all young activists to speak up on LGBT rights through Free Expression!
Women Deliver is excited to share a new toolkit for youth advocates and activists called “Respecting, Protecting, and Fulfilling Our Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights: A Toolkit for Young Leaders.”
The resolution on progress on equality between women and men in the EU in 2013 has been voted at the plenary sitting on Tuesday, 10th March.
The report analyzes the progress on gender equality and underscores the need for policies improving women’s position in decision-making processes as well work/life balance; highlights the influence of economic crisis on women and pays attention to improvement of child care systems, maternity and paternity leaves.
Have You Seen My Rights?
This January, around 40 organizations from all over the globe met in Oslo to develop a campaign, aimed to raise awareness on youth rights to sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the post-2015 agenda. The meeting was founded by NORAD, UNAIDS, International Women’s Health Coalition, The Pact and Restless Development. The main question we addressed at the meeting was “How do we secure youth SRHR in the post-2015 agenda, both at UN level but also at country level?”