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Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) publishes: Freedom of Choice: A Youth Activist’s Guide to Safe Abortion Advocacy 2nd Ed.

youthcoalitionYoung women’s access to abortion touches on some of the most sensitive issues in cultures around the world: the role of parents, community and religious leaders in decision-making on the issue of children and adolescents and youth sexuality. It is within this context that this guide seeks to empower young activists working on sexual and reproductive rights with the information and context needed to become strong advocates for young women’s right to abortion.

It is not the intention of thisguide to offer a step-by-step process for developing an advocacy strategy orcampaign. Instead, the guide offers a youth perspective on some of the key issues in advocating for young women’s right to abortion.

The updated version of the popular guide includes new information on the global context as well as background information on abortion health and rights and tips for advocates.

Currently available in English,French and Spanish.

SECTION 1 | Governing Abortion:Global Abortion Policies

Provides an overview of the current state of human rights law with regard to abortion at the international and regional level and offers case studies to elucidate these trends.

SECTION 2 | Understanding Safe Abortion

Outlines the medical and non-medical aspects of safe abortion.

SECTION 3 | Advocating for the Right to Abortion

Offers tips and resources for advocating for young women’s right to abortion.

SECTION 4 | Glossary
Defines some of the key terms used in this guide andwithin the abortion rights movement more broadly.

Read the publication online by clicking here.

For questions or comment please contact programs@youthcoalition.org. English version hardcopies will be made available at a launch anticipated to take place during CSW 2014.

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