RESURJ commemorated the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) that took place in November 2019 in Nairobi, by making two commitments for the realization of sexual and reproductive justice. These commitments cut across global south regions where RESURJ operates and at international policymaking platforms, and cover a myriad of goals listed in the 13-point Action Agenda.
Protection, safety and wellbeing of activists and human rights defenders.
At RESURJ, we believe that the meaningful participation of younger south feminists in all their diversity is essential in shaping and advocating for transparent, accountable, and sustainable development policies and programs. We hope that ICPD+25 can provide the inspirations and drive for young advocates and activists to continue to celebrate the transformative vision of the ICPD PoA. To this end, we are committed to fostering equal partnership including intergenerational dialogues, sharing our resources and holding spaces for and by young feminists globally so that we can continue to foster a culture of activism that integrates pleasure and joy. We also know that without assuring protection, safety and well-being of individual activists and human rights defenders we cannot have sustainable development, organizations and movements.
Mode of engagement:
support and equip young south feminist with skills, knowledge and foster a culture of solidarity so that they can engage in decision making and advocacy spaces, in particular in the follow up and review of ICPD+25 and the 2030 Agenda.
Positive approach to young people’s and adolescents’ wellbeing.
At RESURJ we are committed to mobilize the voices and actions of diverse young activists from the global south to demand accountability to policy and programmes that guarantee universal access to the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health services, which are integrated, of high quality, and available, accessible, and acceptable to all women, adolescents, girls, and trans and non-binary people, in all our diversity and throughout our lives. In particular we strive to promote a positive approach to young people’s and adolescents’ sexuality that enables, recognizes, and respects their agency to make informed and independent decisions on matters concerning their bodily autonomy, pleasure, and fundamental freedoms. For this, we are shaping and upholding commitments to comprehensive sexuality education to be provided within and beyond schools, grounded in human rights, gender equality, and bodily integrity.
Mode of engagement:
Policy and guidance
As a global south young feminist alliance, we will engage with decision makers, local and national governments to provide guidance, demonstrate the positive results of effective, youth centered interventions.