For the International Day of Action for Women's Health (May 28), YC ran a social media campaign that focussed on the impact of COVID-19 on the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people across the world. To this end, we released a poster series highlighting inequities in access to abortion and contraception, as well as highlighted the increased vulnerability that LGBTQIA+ youth faced during this period on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Finally, we also called on governments and lawmakers across the world to not use this period as a smokescreen to pass regressive laws and policies, as has been the case with anti-choice and transphobic laws raised and passed in some parts of Europe.
Apart from our social media campaign, the YC team also published articles. This article on the necessity for contraceptive access during COVID-19, by YC Board member Kerigo Odada, was published in the Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters journal, while this article on necessity for abortion access during COVID-19 by a YC Team member, was published in the newly launched YC Blog!
Stay tuned to our social media for further campaigns by YC!
#YouthForCSE is a digital advocacy campaign that centers youth voices in the discourse around Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) from April to June 2021, in conjunction with the Generation Equality Action Coalitions in Mexico City & Paris. Young people must be at the center of CSE because a human centred approach that prioritizes the lived realities of young people is the most effective way of realising young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights
The hashtag #YouthForCSE will feature the voices of diverse young people from across the globe, talking about what CSE means to them, why they think it is necessary, and their demands to decision makers. We must listen to young people in the conversation around CSE because it directly affects their lives!
If you wish to submit your content to us you can do so through this form. You can submit a video, answer a few questions or share your thoughts that we can turn into a poster! You can also use this Social Media Toolkit to amplify the campaign.
For more information, check out the campaign site.