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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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New toolkit: ‘Investing in Youth Impact’

CHOICE launches ‘Investing in Youth Impact’; a Toolkit on funding for youth-led organisations.

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2018 in review

2018 was one of our best years to date - we brought young people together, build their capacity and opened up spaces to them, all to have young voices heard!

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New Publication: Youth & HIV

About one third of all new HIV infections globally occur among adolescents and young people between the ages 15 and 24. 

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Advocating for Integrated HIV and SRHR Services at the UN

CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, conducted research into young people’s experiences with integrated SRHR and HIV services, capturing the experiences of youth-led organisations working in SRHR programmes in 11 countries across Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia. 480 young people between the ages 12 to 30 shared their experiences with STI/HIV testing services. The findings were devastating. In many countries young people, diverse in their identities and situations, face significant barriers in accessing SRH and HIV services.

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Post-CSW: Recommendations to the Netherlands for Gender Equality

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a United Nations commission that takes place in March in New York every year, to negotiate a new document towards the advancement of gender equality worldwide. As every year, CHOICE youth advocates attended the CSW to lobby on behalf of Dutch women and girls. This year, the priority theme was “social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.”

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Exxposing reality: sex work is work

We believe sex work is work. As an organization, CHOICE stands with sex workers in their struggle for decriminalization.

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