Improved knowledge of family planning services and rights.
More young leaders, entrepreneurs, and change-makers.
Catalyze rich collaborations with local organizations.
Improved financial and educational support for youth leaders.
Enhanced networking and lesson-sharing in successful advocacy.
Create stronger, united messaging for governments and policymakers.
Our goal is to provide universal access to high-quality family planning & sexual and reproductive health and rights services and information for all youth, girls, and women, no matter where they are from.
e work with youth from all around the world to develop and execute impactful projects that make a difference in their communities. Here are just a few examples of the fine work we’re proud to be executing in different countries.
IYAFP’s Country Coordinator, Shaikat, worked with SERAC-Bangladesh to host the country’s very first youth-led youth conference on family planning in Dhaka.
In partnership with our Country Coordinator, Ndayishimiye Gilbert, we established clubs in six different universities around Burundi.
IYAFP members in Ghana participated in a capacity-building activity to increase their involvement in advocacy for the country.
IYAFP organized debates about the benefits of family planning services, provided educational workshops, were featured on radio shows about SRHR, and held an advocacy meeting with Muslim leaders.
Training family planning youth ambassadors in Pakistan.
Teaching teens in Thailand about sexual and reproductive health.
Conversation of rights and the uptake of family planning services in Siaya county.
Reinforce the capacity and activities of peer educators in Togo.
Empowering Evidence Driven Advocacy
IYAFP has partnered with The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) to implement the youth data collection for Empowering Evidence-Driven Advocacy (EEDA), a new three-year project (2017-2020) supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The goals of the project are to improve implementation of existing family planning (FP) policies, especially those that support youth access to and use of contraception, and to generate new funding and policy commitments for FP in response to evidence-driven advocacy.
Youth-led, Youth-driven Advocacy from the Ground Up
By 2020, IYAFP commits to reaching 6000 youth by supporting 15-30 year olds in their youth-led, youth-driven advocacy from the ground up. We commit to equipping youth with the skills to lead grassroots projects, create country-specific action plans, present at various meetings and conferences, and to make “youth voices heard” at all levels. Youth participation in panels and presentations will inject a crucial perspective in these important meetings. We also commit to targeted and effective advocacy by tracking national health policies and by training our youth on SMART advocacy to ensure that projects and in-country events are effective at improving knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of youth on the ground. Our network will be strengthened through the protected space that IYAFP will create for Country Coordinators to share success stories, discuss challenges and barriers, and to learn from one another in this field.