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WHO WE ARE 2018-04-07T09:09:06+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

Our Country Coordinators

THE GLOBAL YOUTH ALLIANCE

Sub-Saharan Africa

Benin

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Central Africa Republic

Chad

Democratic Republic of Congo

Ethiopia

Ghana

Guinea

Ivory Coast

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

Namibia

Niger

Republic of Congo

Rwanda

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

Sudan

Tanzania

The Gambia

Togo

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Middle East & North Africa

Algeria

Egypt

Iraq-Kurdistan

Lebanon

Libya

Morocco

Palestine – West Bank

Palestine – Gaza

Syria

Tunisia

Turkey

Asia and the Pacific

Afghanistan

Bangladesh

Bhutan

Cambodia

Fiji

India

Indonesia

Malaysia

Mongolia

Myanmar

Nepal

Pakistan

Philippines

Singapore

Vietnam

Tajikistan

The Americas

Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Canada

Costa Rica

Haiti

Jamaica

Mexico

Nicaragua

Peru

Saint Vincent and Grenadines

Trinidad and Tobago

United States

Europe

Albania

Belgium

Denmark

Germany

Italy

Malta

Switzerland

Learn more about Country Coordinators

It’s not about what others are doing but what you can do in your country to improve people’s access to family planning.

FAQ

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
Co-Founder, Director of Human Resources

Catherine Baye | Director of Country Coordinators

CATHERINE BAYE
Co-Founder, Director of Country Coordinators

Jean Christophe Rusatira | Director of Research and Development

JEAN CHRISTOPHE RUSATIRA
Co-Founder, Director of Research and Development

Ramya Jawahar Kudekallu | Director of Policy and Advocacy

RAMYA JAWAHAR KUDEKALLU
Co-Founder, 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.