Young at Heart: How to be Youth-Centred in the 21st Century - an introduction

Victoria Johnson, Doortje Braeken

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This document is an introduction for decision makers, service providers and youth leaders within the Federation on how IPPF can build on its legacy and transition to a youth-centred approach. It addresses the questions: what does this new thinking include? What does it mean in practice? How should we implement it? How should we measure progress? Member Associations (MAs) are each unique and will make their own journeys towards being truly youth-centred. The new Youth-Centred Model is a flexible tool that can support MAs to respond to their changing contexts and speaks to their diverse challenges and strengths. This document is based on extensive evaluations of IPPF programmes, including recent youth led assessment research led by the University of Brighton;, interviews with young volunteers and staff within IPPF and with other organizations (including UNFPA, WHO and Restless Development); a literature review by IPPF; and a literature review and series of discussions carried out with representatives from the Transforming Sexuality and Gender Research Cluster at the University of Brighton.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherInternational Planned Parenthood Federation
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015


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