Respect bodily autonomy by eradicating the mandatory waiting time period in abortion procedures!
CHOICE demands for the Dutch government to eradicate the mandatory 5-day waiting time period in abortion procedures! Choice believes that the waiting time period, in its current form, might be likely to increase emotional and psychological distress, as well as adding to the stigma surrounding abortion! We believe that womxn have the right to exercise their bodily autonomy!READ
APPOINTMENT NEW YOUTH AMBASSADOR SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS, GENDER EQUALITY AND BODILY AUTONOMY
CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, in partnership with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is very excited to announce the appointment of the new Youth Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, 2020-2021, Lisa de Pagter! At the same time, we want to take this moment to briefly look back at a successful term of the former Youth Ambassador, Justine van de Beek.READ
The impact of Covid-19 on the transgender community
The corona measures have enormous consequences for the transgender community, both physically and emotionally. In this article, SPRINT tried to map this problem by transforming personal experiences, true stories and facts into a diary story from the perspective of a fictional character.READ
SOGI Statement at the Human Rights Council
Last week one of our esteemed Youth Advocates, as part of the Right Here Right Now programme, delivered this statement to the UN Human Rights Council and the Independent Expert on SOGI (sexual orientation and gender identity). The statement was addressing the Expert’s report on Conversion Therapy; a harmful practice that aims to ‘change’ the sexuality of someone (but in practice causes severe mental, physical, and social distress). We were pleased with the opportunity to address the Human Rights Council on this issue, as conversion therapy predominantly targets young people. See our report on Conversion Therapy here.READ
Meet Lindsay our new Executive Director!
Watch our video to get to know our new Executive Director Lindsay VogelzangREAD
To the government of Nigeria: The right to privacy of LGBT persons in their own homes must be protected.
From the 13th till the 27th of September, 2019, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing visited Nigeria. Through the REA program, CHOICE supported our partners to engage with her visit.READ
Stay alert for the invisible victims of Covid-19
Five topics policy makers, civil society and activists need to stay alert for as the Covid-19 crisis has already and will continue to impact women’s rights and sexual and reproductive health and rightsREAD
Empowering young change makers in ZambiaREAD
Today is International Safe Abortion Day. This day originates in Latin America and the Caribbean where women’s groups have been mobilizing around September 28 the last two decades to demand their governments to “decriminalize abortion, to provide access to safe and affordable abortion services and to end stigma and discrimination towards women who choose to have an abortion.”READ