Fulfil! Guidance Document for the Implementation of Young People’s Sexual Rights (IPPF & WAS, 2016)
Translating the sexual rights of young people into practice not only involves raising awareness among young people for them to claim their rights, but working with duty bearers, such as health providers, educators and policy makers for them to fulfill these rights in law and in services.
As adolescence is a time of gradually gaining responsibilities, implementing the rights of adolescents specifically involves a dynamic process of striking a balance between protecting them while respecting their autonomy and promoting their empowerment. With this in mind, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) developed Fufil!. This guide addresses the critical opportunities to implement young people’s sexual rights in a global context and provides specific guidance for policy makers, health providers and educators.
Fulfil! was written by Doortje Braeken (IPPF) and Antón Castellanos Usigli (Youth Initiative – WAS), and it was possible thanks for the support and technical contributions from a diverse group of experts belonging to organizations such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the World Health Organization (WHO), Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International, Transgender Equality Network Ireland, the European Youth Network on Sexual and Reproductive Rights & Coram Children’s Legal Centre.