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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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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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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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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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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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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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Get the inside look at a youth-led organization!

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

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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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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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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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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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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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proud to be circumsised – 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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