Goals & Values
YSAFE strives to improve the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of young people at national and regional level in Europe and Central Asia by:
– Ensuring meaningful youth participation in decision making and implementation at the level of the Member Associations, the Regional Office and the governance of IPPF EN and IPPF;
– Strengthening the capacity of its members to make their voice heard on SRHR;
– Facilitating the exchange of knowledge, skills and best practices;
– Joining forces with other youth organisations in initiatives at national, regional and international level.
YSAFE shares the vision, mission and values of IPPF.
IPPF strives for a world in which all women, men and young people have access to the sexual and reproductive health information and services they need; a world in which sexuality is recognized both as a natural and precious aspect of life and as a fundamental right; a world in which choices are fully respected and where stigma and discrimination have no place.
IPPF aims to improve the quality of life of individuals by providing and campaigning for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) through advocacy and services, especially for poor and vulnerable people. The Federation defends the right of all people to enjoy sexual lives free from ill health, unwanted pregnancy, violence and discrimination.
IPPF works to ensure that women are not put at unnecessary risk of injury, illness and death as a result of pregnancy and childbirth, and it supports a woman’s right to choose to terminate her pregnancy legally and safely. IPPF strives to eliminate sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and to reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS.
IPPF believes that SRHR should be guaranteed for everyone because they are internationally recognized human rights. IPPF is committed to gender equality, and to eliminating the stigma and discrimination which threatens individual well-being and leads to the widespread violation of health and human rights, particularly among women.
In 2009, ‘IPPF+’ was established as a Federation-wide network of people living with HIV. It fosters a culture of respect that welcomes, supports and meaningfully involves staff and volunteers who are living with HIV.
The Federation values diversity and emphasizes the participation of young people and people living with HIV and AIDS in its governance and its programmes. IPPF considers the spirit of volunteerism to be central to achieving its mandate and advancing its cause. IPPF is committed to working in partnership with communities, governments, other organizations and donors.
You can find more information about IPPF’s mission, vision and values on the IPPF EN website.