Introducing #YoungPeopleDeserve …

Introducing #YoungPeopleDeserve …

  March 17, 2015 5:56 pm

Imagine… Every young African, resilient and informed, making their own decisions, fostering healthy relationships, accessing proper health care and actively participating in their education. Imagine with all this, what they could do for their community and their future? 

Young people deserve the chance to build a better future for themselves and that is why we have started the #YoungPeopleDeserve Campaign.

Young people are the key to building a brighter future for Eastern and Southern Africa, and in order to do so they need greater access to sexuality education and youth-friendly sexual reproductive health services. By increasing this access we can help eliminate child marriages, gender based violence, HIV and AIDS, and teenage pregnancy. By investing in our young people we can help build a better future for generations to come.

So, what is the campaign?

#YoungPeopleDeserve is a social media campaign that aims to raise awareness of the challenges facing young people today and it is our hope that by shedding light on these challenges we can improve the lives of young people in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Every month we will be sharing an image that represents the story of a young person in the region. Each image will represent part of our vision of what young people deserve. From gender equality, to community support, sexuality education and everything in between. 

How can YOU get involved?

So many ways!

You can help us spread the word:

By ‘liking’ and ‘sharing’ our #YoungPeopleDeserve posts on


and  ‘quoting’, ‘retweeting’ and ‘favouriting’ our Tweets on


You can share YOUR stories and YOUR thoughts on what YOU think young people deserve. Share with us on Facebook and/or Twitter by using the #YoungPeopleDeserve and either tagging our Facebook page or @yptcampaign. We want to hear from you.

We don’t want to just IMAGINE brighter futures for our young people. We want to make it happen and we need your help. Let’s give young people the bright futures they deserve.


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