DateAugust 10, 2017
By 2020, IYAFP commits to reaching 6000 youth by supporting 15-30 year olds in their youth-led, youth-driven advocacy from the ground up. We commit to equip youth with the skills to lead grassroots projects, create country-specific action plans, present at various meetings and conferences, and to make “youth voices heard” at all levels. Youth participation in panels and presentations will inject a crucial perspective in these important meetings. We also commit to targeted and effective advocacy by tracking national health policies and by training our youth on SMART advocacy to ensure that projects and in-country events are effective at improving knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of youth on the ground. Our network will be strengthened through the protected space that IYAFP will create for Country Coordinators to share success stories, discuss challenges and barriers, and to learn from one another in this field.
The International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP) commits to accomplishing the following by July 2020:
Supporting youth (15-30 year olds) representation from over 50 countries at high-level convening’s, international processes, meetings and conferences and using such opportunities to promote the goals of FP2020, the SDGs, IYAFP and in support of EWEC to advance the Global Strategy. By providing the opportunities/platform and finances for youth to influence program and policy development and implementation thereby ensuring effective inclusion and engagement of youth as partners and not just beneficiaries.
Outcome: Strengthened youth representation at various meetings and conferences reaching a cumulative 500 youth with positive SRHR messaging via panels, presentations, blogging, and networking.
Building the capacity of more than 3,000 young people in 50 different countries to become global advocates for SRHR and family planning. We commit to offering ongoing support to enable youth to gain the skills, knowledge and resources they need to understand and advocate for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights through a variety of online webinars, country- level workshops/seminars and national and international conferences. Online webinars held every 2 months on various topics identified by country coordinators as most relevant including: monitoring and evaluation, photography, documentation and reporting. Country-led workshops/seminars include our collaboration with AFP for workshops on AFP SMART advocacy in approximately 11 countries. International conferences include the International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH), International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP), and our very own IYAFP-led national conferences in Madagascar and Bangladesh.
Outcome: Improved knowledge, skills, and resources for enhanced and effective SRHR advocacy among 3000 youth via in-person and online workshops, webinars, and national and international conferences (indicators:
Providing more than 50 Country Coordinators with a space, both physical and remote to enhance dialogue and discussions on best case practices and identifying innovative approaches to increase youth contraceptive prevalence rates, to share success stories of advocacy events, to share resources, and to identify innovative approaches to increase contraceptive prevalence rates among youth.
Outcome 50 Country Coordinators supported financially and technically to speak, share stories, and hold discussions in a safe space (both online and offline) to enhance the IYAFP network and movement.
Enabling 15 young leaders in Africa, Asia, and South America to each run youth-led, youth driven advocacy projects that raise awareness and knowledge on SRHR in their community.
Outcome: 15 youth-led in-country events and projects supported by IYAFP that reach a cumulative 2000 youth to improve their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors (KAB) surrounding SRHR information and services.
DateAugust 10, 2017
Tracking national health policies and demanding a particular youth focus towards the removal of barriers (age restrictions, parental or marital consent, method restrictions based on parity, and financial) and support for enabling factors (comprehensive sex education, integrated youth friendly information and contraceptive and safe abortion services, free or discounted services, etc.)
Outcome: National health policies tracked in at least 10 countries for targeted advocacy via in-country technical working groups with IYAFP representation to change policy that will reduce barriers to SRHR for at least 500 youth
IYAFP commits to including a section specifically tracking our FP2020 commitments in our public-facing annual report. We commit to working in a meaningful and accountable manner with other stakeholders and partners and setting up a reporting system with the youth with whom we work.
Outcome: 25 young leaders in 9 African countries trained in youth led accountability to hold governments accountable for their promises and FP2020 commitments to lead more targeted and focused projects and campaigns.