In this series, we have set out to share some stories about CHOICE’s impact: the stories of young people we are able to change together with our partners. In the first edition, we wrote about Esther from Malawi and how she escaped child marriage. This second edition is about Brenda from Kenya, and how she grew from insecure and uninformed to a sexual and reproductive health and rights activist.
A strong and unified youth voice is more powerful than individual young people speaking out about their rights alone. With this conviction, CHOICE identified a third role for itself in 2013. Aside from being a capacity builder and an advocate, we also wanted to work as a ‘connector,’ bringing together youth voices worldwide. A first connector meeting took place in January 2014 in Nairobi, the Youth Leadership FYI week (Fostering Youth Led Initiatives), with representatives from all our five...
Delegates, civil society organisations, ministers, UN representatives and many young people gathered at the side event “Young people in Post-2015 – making 1.8 billion voices heard in the new development agenda” which took place during the 48th Commission on Population and Development.
The Dutch youth Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights delivered a statement on behalf of the Dutch delegation to the 48th session of the Commission on Population and Development. Find the statement below or view here.