Presentation at IPPF 60th Anniversary of the IPPF emerging leadership initiative meeting
AN OVERVIEWSEPTEMBER 27th-28th, 2012 OSLO, NORWAY
YOUNG LEADERS FROM: INDONESIA, MEXICO, NORWAY, LIBERIA, KENYA, UK, COLOMBIA, JAMAICA, EGYPT, AUSTRIA, FINLAND, AFGHANISTAN, CAMEROUN, PAKISTAN, PHILIPPINES, SCOTLAND, CANADA, TANZANIA, MALAYSIA AND NAMIBIA JUST TO NAME A FEW COUNTRIES.
We are a strategically selected set of forty (40) young leaders from all around the world, chosen to initiate the development of a generation of new leaders that will form the social movement of the 21st century and become champions on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
We represent all spheres of society; media, politics, gender- based issues, the environment, leadership, the disabled, sex and sexuality, the creative and performing arts and most importantly YOUNG LEADERS AND THE MOVERS AND SHAKERS OF TOMORROW!!!
SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ANDRIGHTS – A GLOBAL MOVEMENT (VISION 2020)
CULTURAL AND GENERATIONAL GAPS AND MAKINGSEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS AVAILABLE TO ALL.
Overwhelming to see how sexual and reproductive health overlaps with every other aspect of society. Unbelievable that there are so many areas still left untouched. Recognising that youth leaders are the future champions of this movement. Acknowledging the ground work already lain by previous generations but challenging ourselves and others to take up the mandate and move forward.
Looking at sexual and reproductive health from the inside out. Self > Family > Community > Town > City > Country > Region > GLOBE! Taking not ONLY a top down approach to solve the problem but also doing the ground work that will support the top.
Putting SRHR in the context of broader issues – looking at preconditions necessary for the full realisation of rights, including sexual rights. The roadmap covers the most pressing issues that are limiting the lives and opportunities of young people in communities around the world.
To be Champions of Universal access to comprehensive, non-discriminatory, transparent, high quality, evidence-based, on-going , sex-positive education. Before AND after puberty. The engagement and support of community leaders, parents, health care providers, teachers and educators into these programmes. There to be an evidence-based sexuality education curriculum in schools, which is creative, inspiring and fun, and that uses peer-to-peer education
By helping us to create By providing us with the space for these the resources needed conversations to take to build networks as place; be it physical or well as our capacity to virtual. carry out this heavy Connecting us with the mandate. youth groups that By allowing us to be already exist within young people: FRESH, IPPF CREATIVE, DARING, INSIGHTFUL BUT AT THE SAME TIME RELEVANT.
Adequate financial resourcesto be allocated to this agenda, including for education, engagement with the media and service delivery.Adequate human resources to be allocated to this agenda, including individuals to undertake programmes of comprehensive sexuality education.