WABA celebrates International Youth Day 2015 by drawing attention to the importance of young people’s civic engagement in all domains of social life, particularly Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
Civic engagement is about doing everything we can to make a difference to the life of our communities. It requires a combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation, in order to
participate fully in the decisions that affect us. This year, the International Youth Day campaign aims at promoting civic engagement and participation of youth in politics and public life.
Young people are vital to all social movements as they have active roles to play within all domains of social life, particularly: society, family, education, work/employment, and cyberspace. This year, we – the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) – wish to draw special attention to the issue of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). SRHR encompasses the right of all individuals to make decisions concerning their sexual activity and reproduction free from discrimination, coercion, and violence.
Read more in WABA’s statement on International Youth Day 2015: statement-iyd2015