Adolescents, Youth & FP
COVID-19 & Family Planning
Each day as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, new lessons, information, and resources become available. The FP2020 Secretariat is working with partners around the globe to understand and share how this pandemic is affecting young people’s access and use of family planning and their other sexual and reproductive health and right’s needs. In this section, we will offer a selection of articles, guidance, statements and other resources.
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The fundamental right of individuals (including young people) to decide, freely and for themselves, whether, when, and how many children to have is central to the vision and goals of FP2020.
Yet today, many of the more than one billion young people (ages 10-24) living in the 69 FP2020 focus countries do not have access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health care programs that meet their needs and empower them to determine matters related to their sexuality for themselves. Unfortunately, many young people are prevented from accessing and using modern forms of contraception due to discrimination, stigma, and a lack of information.
This site is a quick-reference guide to the following:
爱博体育分析Adolescent & youth content in the FP2020 commitments;
爱博体育分析Key resources that will equip you with an understanding of how to make the case for investing in young people, and the current state of family planning and adolescent and youth engagement, data, laws/policies, and programs/services; and
爱博体育分析Youth-led organizations working to promote the rights of young people by improving access to and use of contraception.
This site is not designed to house all available resources related to the reproductive health and rights needs of adolescents and youth. To access more comprehensive indexes or libraries, please visit the following sites:
,International Women’s Health Coalition
爱博体育分析, National Sexual Rights Law and Policy Database
We are deeply grateful to the many organizations and experts working on adolescent, youth, and family planning—a special thanks to those who collaborated with us to put this resource together. Learn more.
During adolescence, people form health behaviors that follow them into adulthood. Through timely investments and appropriate engagement, young people can access the information and services they need to decide whether or when they become parents. This decision is important to young people, as they want be healthier, happier, and have greater opportunities. To ensure a sustainable future, the time is right to invest in the lives of the more than a billion young people in FP2020 countries.
爱博体育分析See the following key resources to better understand how to make the case for investing in adolescents and youth.
One of the most important ways to ensure sexual and reproductive health care services meet the needs of young people is to include their active and full engagement in the development and implementation of programs and policies that have an impact on their lives. Young people provide compelling insights that can ensure programs are effective.
爱博体育分析See the following key resources to better understand how to successfully partner and engage with young people.
爱博体育分析The FP2020 community has learned a great deal about meeting the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents and youth. Improving the quantity, quality, analysis, and utilization of data is key to understanding where and which young people have been reached, where gaps remain, and how to bring effective programs to scale.
Take action on data, adolescents, and youth by signing on to this .
爱博体育分析See the following key resources to better understand the current data and evidence on the sexual and reproductive health of young people.
The fundamental right of individuals (including young people) to decide, freely and for themselves, whether, when, and how many children to have is central to the vision and goals of FP2020. The international community has agreed that the right to health includes the right to control one’s health and body, including sexual and reproductive freedom. While policies, laws, and conventions should function to protect the most vulnerable, we know that young people too often experience harmful and unnecessary barriers when trying to access and use contraception (such as age or marital status restrictions). Fortunately, there are cases where the right to health is upheld and protected by national policies or laws (such as policies which focus on integrating youth services and providing free or discounted contraceptives services for young people).
爱博体育分析See the following resources to better understand the current role policies and laws play in protecting or restricting young people’s right to health, including sexual and reproductive freedom.
Effective sexual and reproductive health programs and services have the ability to positively alter the trajectory of young people’s lives and the development of a country. Thankfully, FP2020 country governments are increasingly committed to meeting the needs of young people. Therefore, it is particularly important to ensure that programs and services are evidence-based before they go to scale.
Take action on expanding contraceptive choice for adolescents and youth by signing on to this .
爱博体育分析See the following key resources to better understand the current evidence on programs and services that do (or do not) meet the needs of young people.
See the following webinars for information on how to write a grant proposal, clearly present how you will use the requested funds to implement the activity, and how you might be able to use that initial grant to leverage more grants.
How to Write a Successful Grant Proposal
July 18, 2019
爱博体育分析Related Content: 13 Tips on How to Write a Successful Grant Proposal
You Won the Grant! Now What?
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Map of Youth-led Organizations
- The organizations featured here responded to a survey disseminated by the FP2020 Secretariat – inclusion on this list was by request and does not imply credibility or a relationship with FP2020.
- The location of organizations is approximate based on information provided. Please contact the organization to determine its exact location.
- If you work for a youth-led organization that would like to be featured, please complete this survey in or . We will be updating this map every six months.
In the News
Below are opportunities we’ve identified from FP2020 partners. Please cite original source when reposting.
爱博体育分析We are grateful to the many organizations and experts who assisted in the development of this microsite, especially those at the following institutions: , , , , , , , and the . We also acknowledge that not all of those organizations who contributed to the development of this microsite are in agreement with all of its contents. FP2020 is not responsible for the contents of any referenced websites or for the availability of access to such websites.
If you have any feedback on how to improve this site, please email Emily Sullivan, Youth Engagement Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org