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What We Do

Advocates for Youth Issue Areas

Over 40 years of experience working on every aspect of young people's reproductive and sexual health and rights

Sexual Violence

We envision a world in which all students can pursue their civil right to educations free from violence and harassment. We recognize that gender violence is both a cause of inequity and a consequence

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Abortion Access

Young people are working to ensure everyone has access to abortion care.

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Young People in the Global South

Young people around the world are leading the fight for reproductive and sexual health and rights.

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Confidentiality in Health Care

Young people need confidential access to a full range of sexual and reproductive health care services. Yet some laws and policies endanger young people's privacy.

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Growth and Development

Human development is a lifelong process of physical, behavioral, cognitive, and emotional growth and change.

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Supportive and Healthy Schools

The School Health Equity program works to ensure all students receive honest sex education in safe environments.

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Contraceptive Access

Young people have the right to lead healthy lives. They should have access to the tools they need to protect their health - including access to condoms, contraception, and services.

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Youth Leadership and Organizing

Advocates for Youth nurtures a pipeline of leaders who bring skill and determination to progressive movements.

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Reproductive Justice

Access to reproductive health care is non-negotiable and must include both family planning and abortion care. As young people, we refuse to work with anyone who bargains away our rights (...)

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Honest Sex Education

Young people have the right to lead healthy lives. We need sex education that is honest, complete, and accurate.

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LGBTQ Health and Rights

LGBTQ youth have the right to live free from bullying, to safe spaces, and to express who we are as we choose.

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HIV

Ending discrimination against people living with HIV will protect people's health and lives. It is a moral imperative.

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Racial Justice and Intersectionality

Young people are leading the movement toward just and safe communities for all. We are on the front lines of those working for the rights of Blacks, Latinos/as, Asians and Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, Muslims, immigrants, and refugees.

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