Youth Activism
Youth Activists

Youth activists advocate for change within their communities—working to promote honest, open communication about sexuality and to safeguard your access to sexual health information and services.

Read the youth activist bios below to find out what they are doing in the community.

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Everyone is destined for greatness. They just have to listen and learn.


I believe we need to start the international conversation on sexual health and rights in every corner of the globe, and what better place than in your hometown?


It scares me to know that so many young people are engaging in sexual activity without knowing what they are really getting into and without having any education besides "stay abstinent and ask no questions."



Once I began critically thinking about issues of sexual health in my community, I knew I wanted to make an impact. I knew something had to change.



My life’s work is now dedicated to eliminating the disparities between the sexual health educations that women of color get in comparison to other groups. Everyone deserves the right to feel empowered and educated about their health.



I want young people now, and future generations, to be informed before making decisions that can alter their lives.


I hope that in the future sexual health education and contraception for youth and young adults will be more widely recognized as necessary, especially among religious communities and institutions.


I want the future generations to get along with each other: to see that everybody is equal, but we’re blessed enough to be individual.


It all starts with a call to action—people to fight for justice, voices to scream and raise hell, the courage to do what is right.



I want the youth in my community and all future generations to have comprehensive sex education because I think it will help them make healthy choices and protect themselves.


There is no reason that anyone should be deprived of the right to know, the right to use their education, and the resources for sexual health that are a human right because of their income, the shade of their skin, or the gender box they check on a form.



I want all women to feel empowered to advocate for themselves and their communities because I truly believe if you uplift women and girls, you can uplift an entire community.


Having a whole generation of people who have a strong understanding of their sexual health leads to a more united generation capable of accomplishing things we can't even dream of yet.



It’s imperative that young people are able to talk about relationships and sex openly because physical and emotional damage can be devastating when social taboo inhibits people from finding or asking for help in an unhealthy situation.


Young people must be advocates for their sexual health because we know best the ideas and attitudes of those our age. The best programs in the world will not work if the intended audience is uninterested.


Time does not stop for anyone, so the time to work in the sexual health and rights movement starts now!


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