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Who We Are

The International Youth Alliance for Family Planning is an alliance of young individuals, youth associations, organizations, and communities with a common mission to support provision of comprehensive reproductive health care services with a particular focus on family planning for youth.

 

Our aim is to give young people aged 15-30 around the world an accessible platform to advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Mission

Our mission is to enable youth from around the world to contribute a significant voice and lead interventions and decisions on family planning and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and rights. We are looking to empower young people to become global advocates with the skills, knowledge and resources needed to scale up youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health initiatives and services.

 

Our objectives are:

 

a. To be the voice of young people during policy making processes on family planning issues at local, national and international level.

b. To protect and promote the right of young people to quality contraceptive service and timely information.

c. To collaborate with other youth groups (to strengthen the fabric of the groups/platforms already initiated) and to be a strategic leader for all family planning work.

d. To create a platform for ideas, success stories, and opportunity sharing for effective, more youth-friendly family planning interventions.

 

We are making a call for youth worldwide to join our movement. If you are a youth interested in becoming involved, click here to join us!

Our Story

The International Youth Alliance for Family Planning was born out of the passion and involvement of youth delegates during the International Conference on Family Planning held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in November 2013.

As youth, we realize that the future is ours. We wanted to continue the good work, knowledge sharing and collaboration at the conference after we left Ethiopia. Thus we created this youth alliance – to hear each other, to support each other, and to continue to learn from each other.

 

This website will be where we update the public on our latest ventures as a youth alliance, where we share stories and show support for the triumph, diligence, and hard work of youth efforts to ensure access to sexual and reproductive health services and protect youth rights.

What we do

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All of the work we do can be categorized under these 5 pillars:

Advocacy

What: We advocate for a sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Where: Local, national, regional and international levels.

Who: Country Coordinators often run events/campaigns on the ground, and IYAFP Executives run events/campaigns on a global levels.

 

Create opportunities

What: We create opportunities by providing scholarships for youth to attend regional and international meetings to participate in plenaries, workshops, and conference related events.

Where: Local, national, regional, and international levels.

Who: With the support from our extensive network, our youth get the opportunity to exchange knowledge  and network with each other through facilitated and engaged discussion on social media, mobile messengers, emails and physical meetings.

 

Community Development

What: IYAFP supplies seed grants of up to 1000USD to lead a community development project related to family planning. See here for examples from the 2015 grant cycle.

Where: Local or national levels.

Who: Country Coordinators.

 

Capacity building

What: We empower our youth with the knowledge and skills to be true family planning advocates in their communities and their countries.

How: We do this in the form of online trainings online, webinars, and if invited to run sessions at a conference, we make sure that our sessions have a skill-building component to it.

Who: Country Coordinators; members.

Research

What: All projects have a monitoring and evaluation component to them allowing us to leverage the data to share potential research.

Where: Local, national, regional, and international levels.

Who: Country Coordinators and partnering organizations. If you lead a research project or work with an established research institution and wish to empower our youth with research skills, please connect with us (contact@iyafp.org).

Please click below to get access to our reports.

Annual Report 2015

 

IYAFP is a pro-choice, progressive non-profit based in Washington, DC

Get Involved

We are making a call for youth worldwide to join our movement. If you are a youth interested in becoming involved, click here to join us!