•  by Juraj on  6th July 2017 |
    Conferences, Events |

    “Have you seen all the recommendations to be voted on? We will certainly spend the entire evening here!” Such words of frustration often come from not having enough time for chilling out with other young (at heart) delegates due to too much work to be done at a regional council (RC). Fortunately, only in an alternate universe. 😉 Th […]

  •  by Louise on  15th June 2017 |
    Projects |

    My Member Association, RFSU Göteborg in Gothenburg, Sweden has started a pilot initiative where we go to Swedish language introduction classes for teenagers, as well as to houses for asylum seekers. Nowadays; a lot of these teenagers are refugees. Sexuality is something that will affect almost everyone sometime during their lifetime, in […]

  •  by Muna Shukurova on  22nd May 2017 |
    Events |

    As a volunteer working with other young people at the Tajik Family Planning Association, and on the basis of research I’ve carried out on contraceptive access for young people in my country, it’s clear to me that although we do have access to contraception, information is really lacking. Coming from a Central Asian country, there are […]

  •  by Simon Herteleer on  14th March 2017 |
    Events, Youth in Spotlight |

    On February 7th I attended the Yo!Fest in Maastricht, which is organized by the European Youth Forum.  Yo!Fest is a one-day festival bringing together 3000 young people to discuss and participate in workshops related to six topics: Sustainability, Peace, Inclusion, Health, Rights and Participation.
    YO!fest not only brings h […]

  •  by Madeleine Gray on  7th March 2017 |
    Events |

    As a member of the recently formed Youth Council of the family planning association, an opportunity arose for me to apply to the YSAFE annual meeting, which focused this year on sexual health and rights advocacy.
    I jumped at the chance of a weekend in Brussels, at least if nothing else came from it I would at least get a chance to […]

  •  by YSAFE Coordinator on  22nd November 2016 |
    Conferences |

    From the 14th-15th of October 2016, I participated as the representative of YSAFE in the FIAPAC Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. The FIAPAC is a federation that, among other things, works to give all women the freedom to choose whether they wish to remain pregnant or not. The conference is mainly attended by service providers but also wom […]

  •  by Alina Schmitz on  4th October 2016 |
    Organisational |

    In this blog I would like to give a short report about developing structures of youth participation at Pro Familia, Germany‘s family planning association.

    Since I connected in October 2014 with other YSAFE volunteers participating in a meeting among IPPF member associations in Cyprus, a little group of 10 active young people has grown […]

  •  by Simon Herteleer on  27th September 2016 |
    Events |

    Anja (YSAFE Coordinator) and Simon (Steering Committee member) attended a three day advocacy workshop organized by the IPPF EN office. During the workshop they presented the work and structure of the YSAFE network as well as participating in the round tables aimed at exchanging best practices on Youth advocacy and the framing of the SRHR […]

  •  by Dilnoza Shukurova on  12th September 2016 |
    Conferences, Events, Organisational |

    I was invited to IPPF SA Regional Council as GC Youth Rep from IPPF EN from 26-27 August, 2016. The topic of the meeting was Preventing Domestic Violence with the slogan “Let’s work together and end domestic violence”.
    During the meeting, I had the opportunity to share YSAFE activities, annual meetings, “I & […]

  •  by Nejra Gadzo, YSAFE Steering Committee Member on  19th August 2016 |
    Articles - Opinions, Conferences, Events |

    Being young in times when everything else is more interesting than helping others can sometimes be boring to those who feel like they can do more. Sometimes those young people remain idle without any knowledge on how to contribute or where to start. If you are the person who is willing to do more for humanity and who is ready to make some […]