IPPF/WHR Youth Network
International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere’s Youth Network is comprised of the next generation of activists working together and across borders to create a world where every young person’s sexual and reproductive rights are protected and guaranteed. With a cadre of young people from the Americas and the Caribbean, ages 10 to 24, our Youth Network is as diverse as the region that they serve. They’re united by their shared vision of a world where all young people have access to the information, education, and services they need to make their own decisions about their bodies, futures, and lives. In short, they envision a world where young people can fully exercise their sexual and reproductive rights and express their sexuality in a safe, affirmative, and pleasurable way.
The Youth Network’s mission is to improve sexual and reproductive health in our region, as well as to protect and promote sexual and reproductive rights among young people. They do this by collaborating with local partners in 38 countries to foster youth empowerment, and encouraging youth participation in IPPF/WHR at all levels – from on the ground in rural Bolivia to the offices of the Board of Directors.
Recent Blog Posts
- "Why Access Matters: SRH and Caribbean Youth" by Kamal Clarke, Barbados
- "Second Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: the Role of Youth" by Daniel Levita, Argentina
- "Abortion in the Dominican Republic: Esperancita's Case" by Indiana Castillo, Dominican Republic