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WHO WE ARE 2017-12-16T19:23:46+00:00

A Bit About Us

For over 3 years, we’ve been partnering with youth from around the world to facilitate community programming that teaches the benefits and importance of family planning. We are empowering the next generation with the knowledge and skills to guide important life decisions that shape their future.

Our Values

OUR CORE VALUES ARE SOURCED BY YOUTH AND KEEP US ON COURSE

FULL CHOICE & AGENCY

We believe youth know what they need. We fight for their right to be able to make informed decisions about their bodies and their sexual health.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP

Youth are the best ambassadors for reaching peers in their own communities. We believe in harnessing the skills and network of youth to create the change that’s needed.

WELCOMING EVERYONE

We are an all-inclusive youth organization. Youth from around the world join our network and contribute to youth empowerment.

COLLABORATION

We are not, and should not be, alone in our endeavors. We work with people of all identities and pursue partnerships whenever possible.

ACCOUNTABILITY & TRANSPARENCY

We hold ourselves, organizations, and governments accountable for equitable youth engagement and responsible SRHR progress.

SUSTAINABILITY

Working with youth is dynamic. We believe in building systems for governance in organizations that create sustainable youth leadership.

INVESTING IN YOUTH

Empowered youth empower other youth. We take the time to support each other and build space for one another’s leadership.

Where We Work

A GLOBAL ALLIANCE FACING A GLOBAL CHALLENGE

Meet The Team

BUILT BY YOUTH, AND DEDICATED TO HELPING YOUTH

Jillian Gedeon | Executive Director
 

JILLIAN GEDEON
Co-Founder, Executive Director

Burcu Bozkurt | Co-Founder, Director of Operations
 

BURCU BOZKURT
Co-Founder, Director of Operations

William Otuck | Director of Human Resources
 

WILLIAM OTUCK
Director of Human Resources

Catherine Baye | Director of Country Coordinators
 

CATHERINE BAYE
Director of Country Coordinators

Jean Christophe Rusatira | Director of Research and Development
 

JEAN CHRISTOPHE RUSATIRA
Director of Research and Development

Ramya Jawahar Kudekallu | Director of Policy and Advocacy
 

RAMYA JAWAHAR KUDEKALLU
Director of Policy and Advocacy

Norhan Bader | Director of Projects
 

NORHAN BADER
Director of Projects

Marietta Wildt | Director of Public Relations
 

MARIETTA WILDT
Director of Public Relations

Fila Magnus | Director of Communications
 

FILA MAGNUS
Director of Communications

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IYAFP is a registered 501(c)3 based in Washington, DC. It is a pro-rights, pro-choice organization for youth around the world aged 15-30.