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Dispatch from the Netherlands: abortion rights

Abortion rights are an important part of SRHR and CHOICE advocates for access to safe and legal abortion worldwide. We do this in our UN advocacy work, but more recently CHOICErs have also started to track the national debate on abortion.

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CHOICE advocates for young people's rights at the 41st HRC

Last month, CHOICE advocated at the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC). We engaged with three core resolutions; namely Youth and Human Rights, Violence against Women and Girls, and Discrimination against Women and Girls, as well as closely following discussions around the resolution renewing the mandate of the Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

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New Youth Ambassador Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights  

CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, in partnership with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has recently appointed Justine van de Beek as the new independent Youth Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, 2019-2020.   

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Historic Breakthrough at the UN - CHOICE Granted ECOSOC Status

We are incredibly pleased to announce that we have been granted ECOSOC Consultative Status! This is a special status granted to NGOs at the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

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Speaking Truth to Power - YouthUpUN at HRC 41

At the end of June, CHOICE took the YouthUpUN campaign to the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council to campaign for meaningful youth participation. 
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No More Hate Crimes in Honduras

We are shocked by the devastating news of the murder of Bessy Ferrera (known as Bessy Watson), who was killed on July 8 in the streets of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
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HRC 41 and why it is important for You(th) 

Next week CHOICE youth advocates will be taking Geneva by storm for a week of hardcore language advocacy at the Human Rights Council (HRC). With a focus on Violence and Discrimination against Women, this session will have a significant impact on the safety of women around the world. 

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Engaging with Youth: it’s Time to Listen

As part of our YouthUpUN campaign, we talked to three Youth Representatives about their experiences in UN spaces as a young person, and why meaningful youth participation is so important. 

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Big Up for YouthUpUN

Introducing our new campaign; YouthUpUN! CHOICE is heading to the UN Human Rights Council to campaign for Meaningful Youth Participation. 

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