CHOICE for Youth & Sexuality has been working on capacitating young people for over 21 years. In those years we have given young people all over the world the skills to meaningfully participate in the decisions that are made about them. We have build the organizational capacity of a growing number of youth-led organizations all over the world and have seen them grow into independent, self-sustaining organizations. CHOICE believes in helping other youth-led organizations to build a global youth movement of informed young leaders. We not only help organisations with partnerships, but build the skills of individual youth advocates through the numerous resources and trainings we have created.
“What I feel changed most in my perspectives is that now I realize that young people have the power to be equal with adults. We can collaborate with them without a power imbalance between us" - Youth Advocate from Indonesia
CHOICE's Meaningful Youth Participation Trajectory Evaluation
At CHOICE we love to spread the word about meaningful youth participation, but we also love to learn about our impact! Much like a flower, we are invested in continuous growth and learning. That’s why this year we worked with intersectional feminist consulting collective, Catalystas, to evaluate our Meaningful Youth Participation trajectory which we offer to young people and adults to strengthen their capacity and knowledge on meaningful youth participation. During this evaluation we spoke to trainers and trainees, past and present, to gain insight into the experience and impact of our trainings in the short and the long term. The great news is, we learned that the Flower of Participation tool, which underpins our trajectory, is widely referenced as a memorable and effective means of conceptualizing what makes young peoples’ participation meaningful. It also helps people spot non-meaningful participation like tokenism or manipulation, empowering them to make changes in their organizations. We also got some fantastic tips on how we can make our trainings even more effective, contextualized, and inclusive the future, which we are excited to integrate into our training approach. Check out this two-pager to see our key learnings!
‘Stories of Change’
5 YEARS OF YOUTH LEADERSHIP for Get Up Speak out & Yes I Do. CHOICE passionately believes that policies and programs can only be more effective and impactful if we include youth all the way: from planning and designing to implementation and research. As the Get Up Speak Out and Yes I Do programs have closed after 5 glorious years, at CHOICE, we continue to strengthen our work and impact by reflecting on previous programmes and looking forward to the future.
To keep ourselves on course towards our own goals, we developed our Multi-Annual Strategy (MAS) for 2019-2021. Take a look at it to find what our milestones for this period are:
Annual report 2021
What a year! Have a scroll through our annual report to see for yourself what we've been up to in 2021:
Previous annual reports
You can download the previous annual reports here:
- annual report for 2020
- annual report for 2019
- annual report for 2018
- annual report for 2017
- annual report for 2016
- annual report for 2015
- annual report for 2014
- annual report for 2013
- annual report for 2012
- annual report for 2011
- annual report for 2010
CHOICE values being open and transparent about our work. We want everyone who works with us to be able to feel safe, protected and free to express their opinion. To ensure safety, transparency and accountability for the people in and working with our organization we have procedures and regulation in place.
CHOICE for youth and sexuality has been granted the status as a “Algemeen nut beogende instelling” (ANBI) by the Dutch Tax Agency. This results in Tax breaks for both CHOICE and individual donors.
To maintain the ANBI-status, CHOICE must comply with certain transparency conditions. We make contact details, financial data, activity plans and current activities publicly available on our website. This way, anyone can review the functioning of CHOICE.
This information can be found in:
- Annual report and accounts 2022 (coming soon)
- Annual report and accounts 2021
CHOICE is an “Erkend Goed Doel”, a certification awarded by CBF. It is an important accreditation for charities in the Netherlands. It demonstrates our commitment to transparency, responsible financial management, and adherence to high standards of governance and policies. The CBF certification provides reassurance to our donors that their contributions are used effectively for the intended charitable purpose.
You can find more information on our certification in our Erkenningsrapport.
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IMPLEMENTATION COUNTRIES WORLD-WIDE IN 2017
OF PARTNERS WAS ABLE TO ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS AFTER WORKING WITH CHOICE
YOUNG PEOPLE WERE TRAINED ON MEANINGFUL YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN 2017