Get Up Speak Out (GUSO)

Get Up Speak Out (GUSO)

Get Up Speak Out (GUSO) was a joint program of six NGOs (Aids Fonds, CHOICE for Youth & Sexuality, dance4life, IPPF, Simavi, Rutgers WPF) and their partners in the global South, that aims to empower all young people, especially young women and girls, to realize their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in societies that are positive about young people’s sexuality. The GUSO program worked in seven countries in Africa and Asia: Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Pakistan and India. To reach this long-term objective, the GUSO program employed five different strategies: building sustainable alliances, ensuring meaningful youth participation (MYP), comprehensive sexuality education (CSE), youth-friendly services (YFS), and advocacy. The GUSO program was implemented in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ran from 2016-2020. To read more about the GUSO program, check out our Stories of Change

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