Being able to make your own decisions about your body, your life and your sexual and reproductive health is a basic human right. But for millions worldwide – many of them young people – this right is denied on a daily basis.
Find out more about the ordinary young men, women and teenagers who struggle every day to access the information, sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services we all need for a safe and healthy life – and join their fight.
Activists across the world are speaking out, demanding world leaders live up to their commitments to make sexual and reproductive rights real, now and for the next generation. Browse our map to find out more about the campaign where you are.
Around 1.8 billion young people worldwide are at risk of having their sexual and reproductive rights ignored. Call on world leaders today.
Despite commitments made nearly 20 years ago at the International Conference on Population and Development, many of the 1.8 billion young people worldwide still struggle to access the information, sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services they need for a safe and healthy life. The sexual and reproductive rights of many more are at risk in future if world leaders fail to keep their promises.
Too many young women and girls face violence, stigma and discrimination – unable to access contraception without consent from their husband or family, forced into marriage, or denied access to abortion. Boys and girls are taught to think and behave in ways that perpetuate these violations of their human rights. Some governments and groups are even questioning the principle of gender equality.
This year, world leaders will meet to discuss progress on sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the future they hope to create. Sign now and urge them to stand up for the health and human rights of young people everywhere. We’ll make sure they hear your calls, delivering your signatures directly at events throughout 2013.
All over the world, hundreds of social movements, including millions of young people, are demanding justice. Local, national and international activists are speaking out, calling for the meaningful participation of young people, including young women, in all areas of public life; for their full access to information, education and livelihoods; and for fulfilment of their human rights, including sexual and reproductive rights.
We ask for YOUR sustained action and accountability to prioritize the health and human rights of young people, particularly young women and adolescent girls, in the ICPD+20 and post-2015 development agenda and beyond, including:
We are the present and the future of our communities, nations and the world. We are counting on you to do the right thing.