Young people for sustainable development and change
The world is home to 1.8 billion adolescents—some 88% reside in developing countries. Not long ago, young people were considered passive recipients of knowledge and services. This changed in December 2003; when the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on youth involvement. Today, there is a strong drive to involve young people as partners for change.
Harnessing the power of inclusive partnerships
Forged under the Dialogue and Dissent policy framework of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and coordinated by Rutgers Netherlands, Right Here Right Now is implemented globally by a consortium of eight organisations.
At country level, Right Here Right now is active in ten countries (Africa: Kenya, Senegal, Uganda and Zimbabwe | Asia: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal and Pakistan | South America: Bolivia and Honduras), and the Caribbean sub region.
The five-year partnership (2016-2020) commits to:
- strengthening cooperation within and across national, regional and international levels to undertake concerted advocacy for a progressive and inclusive SRHR agenda; and
- advocating and holding governments accountable for their adoption of progressive and inclusive policies (and budgets thereof) for the implementation of comprehensive sexuality education and youth-friendly SRH services, including safe abortion.