International Planned Parenthood Federation Alex Walker and Viviana Perez
IPPF aims to improve the quality of life of individuals by campaigning for sexual and reproductive health and rights through advocacy and services, especially for poor and vulnerable people
We support a woman’s right to choose to terminate her pregnancy legally and safely
We strive to eliminate STIs and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS
We defend the right of all young people to enjoy their sexual lives free from ill-health, unwanted pregnancy, violence and discrimination
IPPF believes that sexual and reproductive rights should be guaranteed for everyone because they are internationally recognized basic human rights
Are committed to gender equality, and to eliminating the discrimination which threatens individual well-being and leads to the widespread violation of health and human rights, particularly those of young women
Consider the zealous volunteers to be central to achieving our mandate and advancing our cause
Are committed to working in partnership with communities, governments, other organizations and donors
Value diversity and especially emphasize the participation of young people and people living with HIV/AIDS in our governance and in our programmes
Inputs : There is a president and a director that help run the organization, their senior team assists them in the running of the program.
Process : IPPF has some of the best people working internationally to achieve our aim of safeguarding sexual and reproductive health and rights for people everywhere.
Outputs : The programs provided are worldwide.
Outcomes : People are becoming more informed about sexual reproduction and things related.
The dissemination of the Youth Manifesto is important to the organization.
It was developed by the Youth Committee between April and October 1998.
It is integral to the organization’s teaching and works around the world.
Discusses the important goals and ways to approach meeting those goals through the organization.
Identifies the mission statement, core values, key objectives, and action areas.
Goals of the Program
Young people must be informed and educated on sexuality and the best possible sexual and reproductive health services (including contraceptives).
Young people must be able to be active citizens in their society.
Young people must be able to have pleasure and confidence in relationships and all aspects of sexuality.
Need in the Community?
It is important to the community due to the amount of teenagers that get pregnant every year. This could effect anyone. The person getting pregnant and having a child at a young age could be your daughter, your sister, your son’s girlfriend, your brother’s girlfriend. It is something that can happen to anyone and that anyone could be effected by.
It is needed so that those people can be informed and taught the correct way to deal with these things.
Just Think Foundation
The Just Think Foundation’s mission is to have the youth today lead healthy, responsible lives.
Their purpose is for the youth today to make healthy decisions that will help them lead those good lives.
IPPF wants youth to make healthy decisions as well, specifically pertaining to their sex lives.
Just Think and IPPF both promote youth living healthy lives and making correct decisions in those lives.
Teen pregnancy is an important matter in today’s society. Even though it is not something that seems very important, it is. An unplanned pregnancy can effect someone both mentally and physically, and not only is that person effected the people around them are effected as well. It is important that the knowledge is spread and this organization helps this goal become possible.
Why is it Important?
Critical Thinking and Action
The ippf/youth manifesto is a part of critical thinking because the organization not only teaches /covers on specific age group but it varies depending on the person’s life for example: married, unmarried, religion, beliefs, ability, and life style. It evaluates what young people need and connects feeling which are confidential, accessible, free from judgment, and offer a complete range of services that young people may not get from their own families. The program also uses critical action by approaching young people with health education and sexuality. The programs has also design a service for young men to use sexual and reproductive health services. It emphasizes how young people must be supported by laws that allow them to act freely in the way they choose to live their lives. Obstacles that make young people uncomfortable about themselves, their bodies and their relationships must be removed. Young people must be encouraged to know their own sexual rights and to respect the rights of others. Young people's sexuality should have a positive image in society. Society must recognize the right of all young people to enjoy sex and to express their sexuality in the way that they choose.