Call for Applications : The 4th ASAP Youth Advocacy Institute for Safe Abortion Rights

ASAP invites applications from young persons living and working in Asia to join the 4th Advocacy Institute for Safe Abortion Rights to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 7th to 10th Sept 2015.

The 3rd Youth Advocacy Institute was conducted in Mumbai, India in December 2014. You can read about it here –

There is a growing need for young champions to take on the role of promoting, protecting and expanding the sexual and reproductive rights of people in Asia, especially among the youth.

The most challenging of these issues is the right to access safe abortion services. Young people need to be able to challenge conservative interpretations that allow cultural practices to be used to restrict the rights of young people, especially young girls and women.

Understanding the gender and human rights dimensions of this struggle are important in building the capacity to be able to hold governments accountable for fulfilling the rights of their citizens. Building alliances with communities and key stakeholders is possible through the use of social networking platforms as well as offline activities.

Please visit the site for more information and to put in your application at the soonest:

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