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let’s celebrate!

We have come a long way from where we began, but now we’re here! 2017 marks the year CHOICE turns 20, and we couldn’t be prouder

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11 / 10 / 2017
International Day of Girls

Today is the International Day of Girls. A day to raise awareness for the unequal treatment a lot of girls still face based on their gender.

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06 / 10 / 2017
CHOICE connects: meet our partner Queer Alliance Nigeria

Every day during the connectorweek we’ll introduce you to a couple of our visiting partners. Today, we’re introducing you to our newest partner Queer Alliance Nigeria.

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05 / 10 / 2017
CHOICE connects: meet our partners GAL and C-YECE

Every day during the connectorweek we’ll introduce you to a couple of our visiting partners. Today, we’re introducing you to GAL and C-YECE.

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04 / 10 / 2017
CHOICE connects: meet our partners TaYA and Coalizão

Every day during the connectorweek we’ll introduce you to a couple of our visiting partners. Today, we’re introducing you to TaYA and COALIZÃO.

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03 / 10 / 2017
CHOICE Connects: meet our partners the YP Foundation, ARI and NAYA

Every day during the connectorweek we’ll introduce you to a couple of our visiting partners. Today, we’re introducing you to the YP Foundation, ARI and NAYA.

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02 / 10 / 2017
CHOICE Connectorweek 2017

It’s connectorweek, this week! All week we are hosting sessions for our partners from all over the world. 

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28 / 09 / 2017
We Demand Access to Safe and Legal Abortion

Together with 285 other organizations CHOICE demands for governments to respect the right to access to safe abortion. Read the full statement.

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25 / 09 / 2017
CHOICE at the 2017 EuroNGOs

From the 27th till the 28th of September CHOICE for Youth  and Sexuality is attending the annual EuroNGOs Conference  in Brussels, Belgium. The theme of this year’s conference is the rise of populism and its influence on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) issues.

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13 / 09 / 2017
Sanne Thijssen on her time as a Youth Ambassador

Sanne Thijssen was the Youth Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for 2016-2017. This is what she learned during her term.

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12 / 09 / 2017
36th Human Rights Council

Yesterday, the 36th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council started. Here is everything you need to know about it.

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06 / 09 / 2017
Appointment new Youth Ambassador Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

On the 13th of september the new Youth Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Melodi Tamarzians, will start her term!

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28 / 04 / 2017
Sex, like tobacco, a public health risk?

Adults should teach youth about all aspects of sex, not putting it in the same box as deadly addictions like tobacco or drugs.

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29 / 03 / 2017
Call to Action!

In light of 20 years of CHOICE, we are launching our Call to Action! We call on funders, adult-led organizations and political leaders to commit to achieving sustainable youth leadership by investing in young leaders and youth-led organizations.

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20 / 02 / 2017
Youth are the Essential Link

Ever wondered what it would be like to raise your voice at the United Nations? You can ask our CHOICErs who traveled off to New York to attend the sixth edition of the United Nations ECOSOC Youth Forum!

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19 / 02 / 2017
let’s celebrate!

We have come a long way from where we began, but now we’re here! 2017 marks the year CHOICE turns 20, and we couldn’t be prouder

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17 / 02 / 2017
make our dreams come true

As a youth-led organization focusing on SRHR, we have difficulties finding donors. These are some opportunities and challenges we face when raising funds.

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16 / 02 / 2017
Making an Impact Together

We want to give you an insight into the opportunities and challenges we face when working with other youth-led organizations…

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13 / 02 / 2017
CHOICE stands with ‘She Decides’

It is a truth universally acknowledged that all young people worldwide have the right to explore, experience and express their sexualities in healthy, pleasurable and safe ways. At least, it would be in CHOICE’s ideal world…

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06 / 02 / 2017
proud to be circumcised – why talking about ‘mutilation’ is problematic

Employing the term ‘mutilation’ illustrates a one-sided and skewed understanding of the controversial practice. The dominant anti-FGM discourse leaves no room for the great diversity among women who have undergone the practice.

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26 / 01 / 2017
Tackling discrimination faced by LGBTI young people

Our Advocacy Officer Alexandra Bekker was in Geneva this week to attend the meeting with the UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Vitit Muntarbhorn.

During this meeting Alexandra was able to give a statement on behalf of CHOICE.

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10 / 01 / 2017
press release: it’s time to act now!

European youth advocates urge MEPs to act NOW to combat attacks on sexual reproductive health and rights in Poland and throughout Europe

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19 / 12 / 2016
raising voices to defend Abortion rights!

From the Ohio Statehouse to the organized and mobilized anti-Choice movements in Poland; we are witnessing increased attacks on fundamental freedoms, where our sexual and reproductive health and rights are under threat.

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06 / 12 / 2016
We are in it for the long run!

We want to give you an insight into the opportunities and challenges we face when advocating for young people’s SRHR…

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06 / 12 / 2016
CHOICE fights Poland abortion laws

CHOICE for Youth & Sexuality in partnership with YouAct, Astra Youth and the Astra Network presented the Polish Prime Minister Beata Maria Szydło with a Joint Advocacy Statement and Call to Action endorsed by 51 civil society organisations from over 30 countries.

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05 / 12 / 2016
Get the inside look at a youth-led organization!

Being a youth-led organization offers both opportunities and challenges…

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09 / 09 / 2016
Passing the torch at the Youth Ambassador SRHR handover event: the Next Chapter

“Youth are powerful agents of change”, spoke the Secretary General of the Dutch Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Joke Brandt today, at the Youth Ambassador SRHR handover event: the Next Chapter.

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21 / 03 / 2016
We Are Here – Young Feminist Statement

CHOICErs Stéphanie and Amber are currently in New York at the 60th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Our CHOICErs are advocating for a strong outcome document that recognizes the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Right of young people.

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26 / 05 / 2015
Combining Our Voices – Connector Meeting

A strong and unified youth voice is more powerful than individual young people speaking out about their rights alone. With this conviction, CHOICE identified a third role for itself in 2013.

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16 / 04 / 2015
We Are Not Just a Number

“My government allows me to participate in this discussion. Not despite my age, but because of my age.” Lotte Dijkstra, Youth Ambassador SRHR. Delegates, civil society organisations, ministers, UN representatives and many young people gathered at the side event during the 48th Commission on Population and Development.

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14 / 04 / 2015
Statement Youth Ambassador SRHR

The Dutch Youth Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights delivered a statement on behalf of the Dutch delegation to the 48th session of the Commission on Population and Development.

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We are CHOICE for youth and sexuality

CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality is an ambitious and bold youth-led organization. We advocate for the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people worldwide and support them to meaningfully participate and to voice and claim their rights.

What
we do

WHY
WE ARE
NEEDED

hOW
WE
WORK

what
we are
doing

Our
results

To illustrate the impact of our work we share the stories of young people we are able to change together with our partners in Africa and Asia.

Stories of change

we are agents of change

How Fatimah learned to influence people and make them realize young people's health, knowledge and rights are important.

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what you
can do

Find out what you can do to contribute to a future that holds better sexual and reproductive health and rights for all young people!

AS A YOUNG PERSON

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AS A YOUTH ORGANIZATION

partner with us

"We can make a real difference."

Esther van Duin

Chair

"Impossible is just an opinion."

Gaia Mori

Secretary

"We can turn possibilities into reality!"

Marnix Heikamp

Treasurer

"It is amazing to be part of a group of young people who are actively empowering young people."

Marijke Bleeker

General Board Member

"CHOICE was an eye-opener to the world where one fights for equality and tolerance."

Jelena Brodnjak

General Board Member

"I support youth voice and youth choice!"

Alexander Medik

Program Coordinator

"I am a passionate advocate for the SRHR of people worldwide."

Amber van Muijden

Program Coordinator

"I will keep standing up for the SRHR of young people and meaningful youth participation!"

Jannemiek Evelo

Program Coordinator

"The most exciting part of being with CHOICE is that you work together with so many young people."

Zoë Nussy

Executive Director

"Their lack of CHOICE made me value my freedom."

Nathalie Metheuver

Program Coordinator

"I'm very keen to work with youth advocates across the world."

Alexandra Bekker

Advocacy Officer

Join the team, become a choicer!

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Agenda

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EuroNGOs

27 Sep 2017

Brussels

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Connectorweek

02 Oct 2017

amsterdam

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European Lesbian Conference

06 Oct 2017

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