Let Them Know: The Youth-led AYSRHR Global Roadmap for Action

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LET THEM KNOW:

A Youth-Led AYSRHR Global Roadmap for Action

Created by a group of youth-led organizations, the new AYSRHR Global Roadmap for Action is dedicated to achieving the full realization of SRHRJ for all young people, everywhere. Visit their website for more information here.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice (SRHR-J) are crucial to adolescents’ and youth’ healthy physical and mental development. The growth in the youth population globally presents opportunities for nations with healthy, educated workforces to potentially shape their country‚Äôs economic prospects. The world is currently experiencing the largest generation of young people in history. There are over 1.8 billion young people in the world today, 90% of whom live in low- and middle-income countries, where they tend to make up a large proportion of the population. In South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, the number of people aged 12-24 has steadily risen to 525 million in 2015 – almost half the global youth
population.
To fully achieve their SRHR rights, youth and adolescents, youth have developed the AYSRHR Global Roadmap for Action (GRA). The GRA is a coordinated and unified initiative that outlines SRHR-J priorities, vision, goals, and recommendations for youth. With five key priority areas, the GRA outlines how youth want to achieve our AYSRHR-J goals. Each priority area has a vision statement, key gaps, challenges, and youth-developed key recommended actions


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