“service providers must make sure that they meet the different needs of all young people, married or unmarried, whatever their age, gender , ability, beliefs and sexual lifestyle”.
…… IPPF / Youth Manifesto Goal 1 ……
Lawmakers in both Russia and Uganda claim that a significant factor driving their new anti-homosexuality laws is concern for children
On the other hand LGBT activists and their supporters have been claiming that the anti-homosexuality laws passed in Russia,Nigeria and Ugandan is a response in those countries to American evangelical preachers but is this true ?
A click on the link http://www.popline.org/node/534345 below brings one to the item IPPF / Youth Manifesto on a site which appears to be published by USAID. A click on ( Full Text ) displays a pdf version of the IPPF / Youth Manifesto.
The IPPF / Youth Manifesto claims frightening rights for children “whatever their age”. Its three goals are listed below.
are the Russians and Ugandans taking steps to counter the sexual rights agenda ?
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IPPF / youth manifesto.
The IPPF / youth manifesto outlines the goals developed by the Youth Committee of IPPF. The goals include: access to information and education on sexuality and SRH services for young people, youth must be able to be active citizens in their society, and young people must be able to have pleasure and confidence in relationships and all aspects of sexuality.
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ippf/youth is a manifesto for IPPF to meet the sexual and reproductive health needs of young people as we move into the 21st century. It was developed by the Youth Committee of IPPF between April and October 1998.
young people must have information and education on sexuality and the best possible sexual and reproductive health services (including contraceptives).
all young people must be able to choose from a full range of contraceptives including the latest advances in contraception.
sexual and reproductive health services for young people must be:
- free from judgement
- and offer a complete range of services
service providers must make sure that they meet the different needs of all young people, married or unmarried, whatever their age, gender , ability, beliefs and sexual lifestyle.
sexual and reproductive health education must be accurate, reliable and responsive to the physical and emotional needs of young people of all ages and sexual lifestyles.
young men must be encouraged to use sexual and reproductive health services which have been designed for them.
governments and policy makers must be urged to increase their commitment to sexual and reproductive health education and services for young people.
service providers must make sure that they meet the additional needs of young people living with hiv/aids, survivors of sexual abuse and young sexual offenders.
young people must be able to be active citizens in their society
young people must have real decision-making power in all work of ippf/fpas
young people must receive practical skills and knowledge so they can participate to the best of their ability in society.
the contribution of young people and the way that they present themselves must be valued and recognised in ippf/fpas.
youth groups must have direct access to funds and support.
governments and policy makers must be urged to take action to support and promote youth participation in society.
young people must be able to have pleasure and confidence in relationships and all aspects of sexuality.
young people must be supported by laws that allow them to act freely in the way they choose to live their lives.
obstacles that make young people uncomfortable about themselves, their bodies and their relationships must be removed.
young people must be encouraged to know their own sexual rights and to respect the rights of others.
young people’s sexuality should have a positive image in society.
society must recognise the right of all young people to enjoy sex and to express their sexuality in the way that they choose .