ASTRA Central and Eastern European Women’s Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health

YouAct, in partnership with ASTRA Youth, PETRI-Sofia, Y-PEER, and YSAFE launched a project in 2016 aiming to develop a strategy on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), by youth, for youth. Their initiative was supported by Council of Europe’s European Youth Foundation (EYF), UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (UNFPA EECARO) and the International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN).

The project’s overall aim was to develop a Joint Youth Strategy based on the input, experience, needs and ideas of young people in Council of Europe and Central Asia countries, which will serve as an advocacy and awareness raising tool on SRHR of young people on the national, regional, and international level.

As a product of this, the group is happy to officially launch the “Youth in Power” Strategy which you can find HERE.

Young people expressed their perspectives on the current gaps, challenges, and recommendations regarding the realization of SRHR for young people in the region through an online questionnaire filled out by over 1000 young people from all over Europe and Central Asia. Young representatives from over 15 countries gathered in Kiev, Ukraine in December 2016 to analyze the collected results and to develop a strategy based on the results obtained.

Are you interested in learning more about the strategy and exploring ways you can engage? Attend the webinar on July 24th were we will present the results of the project and discuss how it could be used as an advocacy tool! If you would like to receive more information feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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