added May 31, 2012 by CLPP
In an election year, even as we plan to vote for the candidates that best represent our concerns, it is more important than ever that we do not allow mainstream politics and political agendas to eclipse our activism and our visions for social justice and true reproductive freedom.
added May 30, 2012 by CLPP
As part of our conference last month, the Youth Action Coalition (YAC) led a zine-making workshop called "Unpacking Oppression: Youth Liberation Through Media." The goal of this hands-on workshop was to tackle issues faced by youth through art. Youth leaders from YAC facilitated by sharing their skills and beliefs as well as documenting the workshop, and participants created an original zine.
added May 28, 2012 by CLPP
May 28 is International Day of Action for Women’s Health, and we at CLPP are joining the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights to call for full recognition of young people’s sexual and reproductive rights in our communities throughout the world.
As a Moroccan young woman, I have witnessed social injustice, and from a young age, I was exposed to many adversities around me. Consequently, I developed a strong sense of activism. To me, social justice and reproductive rights mean the right to make healthy decisions, to create a community that values human rights, and to have a fulfilling and satisfying life.
Both in South Korea and Myanmar (Burma), there are many stereotypes that prohibit the general public from discussing sexuality. Many times, I have seen people are afraid to talk about their own experiences or ideas. However, it often turns out that everyone feels the same but no one actually addresses the issue. This is coming from misinformation about sexual and reproductive health.
As a young Latina, I try to educate myself and other young people in my community on their rights and their choices. It is important to make sure we continue to move forward with young people's sexual and reproductive rights. We have come along way but there is still a lot of work to do and changes that need to be made to ensure that everyone has these rights. Limited access to services and information has a huge impact on young people's lives.