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From Benin to New York: CHOICE Explores Global SRHR Advocacy

CHOICE’s Youth Ambassador Sara Bahgat and Program Coordinator for the Youth Ambassador Program, Melchior Deekman, recently embarked on their first international missions to Benin and the United Nations. They participated in significant events to advocate for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Their experiences at the Global Youth Dialogue (GYD) in Benin and the 57th Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in New York provided them with invaluable insights and inspiration to further their advocacy efforts.

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Graduating CHOICEr: Navigating Mental Health, Sexual Traumas, and Working in SRHR with Daphne

In this interview, we delve into topics of personal sexual traumas and working in SRHR, with Daphne, a longstanding member of CHOICE who is now graduating. Throughout her time at CHOICE, Daphne's exploration of mental health and sexuality has been deeply entwined with her experiences and growth. From advocating for comprehensive sexuality education to grappling with trauma and boundary-setting, her story is one of hope and self-discovery.

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Wisdom from an Old Lady

Our Wonderful Director, Jannemiek Evelo, is leaving CHOICE! In this article Jannemiek lists 8 things she has learned being a feminist leader of a youth-led organisation.

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Veerle Dams's Interview with The Youth PACT's Kaushal Ranasinghe

Our amazing Advocacy Co-ordinator, Veerle Dams was recently interviewed at ICPD30 by Kaushal Ranisinghe from The Youth PACT. 

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CHOICE's latest toolkit is out!

We are happy to announce the launch of our collaborative effort with Plan International: A Toolkit for ''Young People as Equal Partners." This toolkit is designed to empower young changemakers like you (!) who are eager to collaborate with established NGOs and amplify their impact in communities worldwide. 

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CHOICE Explores the EU-NGO Forum on Human Rights!

In December CHOICE was invited to attend the EU-NGO Forum on Human Rights, our Advocacy Coordinator, Veerle Dams, explains what it is and what went down, and what it was like as a young person attending!

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Release of the ''Youth For SRHR'' Report

Release of the "Youth for SRHR Change" recommendations report, urging the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to invest in youth, integrate SRHR into all foreign policies, and support inclusive comprehensive sexuality education, reflecting the voices and perspectives of young people.

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CHOICE Denounces the Violence in Gaza

CHOICE Denounces the Violence in Gaza - read our press release on the situation in Gaza here.

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CSW68 Statement on Youth-Friendly Funding

CHOICE, along with 17 organisations & 5 independent activists, has written a statement for CSW68 on the importance of youth-friendly funding, with recommendations for the agreed conclusions.

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Choice Reiterates Unwavering Commitment to Safe Abortion and Bodily Autonomy

On International Safe Abortion Day, Choice reaffirms its commitment to bodily autonomy, advocating for complete decriminalization of abortion, universal access to safe, legal abortions, and support for self-managed abortions. In the Netherlands, a citizens' initiative, backed by the Free Choice Coalition, seeks to remove abortion from the Criminal Code, citing unnecessary complications, hindrance to progress, and perpetuation of shame and taboo as reasons for change, with a critical opportunity in the upcoming House of Representatives elections.

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All young people worldwide should be able to explore, experience and express their sexualities in healthy, pleasurable and safe ways.