The YP Foundation is a youth run and led organisation that supports and develops youth leadership to advance rights of young women, girls and other marginalised youth.
Earlier this year, TYPF was interviewed for Gender and Work’s Podcast on #MeToo and sexual harassment in college campuses. In light of recent events in India and elsewhere, we’re re-sharing the podcast here.
Click for more details on Youth Insight: Influencing policies on Youth, Gender and Well-being!
द वाईपी फाउंडेशन युवा प्रजनन स्वास्थ्य और अधिकार (एसआरएचआर) पैरोकारी प्रशिक्षण और प्रोग्रामिंग और नीतियों पर चर्चा के लिए एक राष्ट्रीय स्तर की मीटिंग ‘यूथ इनसाइट: स्वास्थ्य और जेंडर की नीतियों पर संवाद’, के लिए एक पांच दिवसीय कार्यक्रम आयोजित कर रहा है। यह कार्यक्रम २६ से ३० अगस्त २०१८ के बीच नई दिल्ली में आयोजित किया जाएगा और इसमें भाग लेने के लिए भारत भर के युवा लोगों से वाईपी फाउंडेशन आवेदन आमंत्रित कर रहा है।
The YP Foundation is inviting applications from young people across India to participate in a five-day programme encompassing a Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Advocacy Training and a multi-stakeholder consultation on programming and policy titled, Youth INsight: Informing Policies on Health, Gender and Well-being to be held in New Delhi from 26th to 30th August 2018.
There is a huge gap when it comes to information on sex and sexuality, and this gap further widens when we talk about abortion. With multiple opinions on abortion and the negative connotations attached to it, the information available is often wrapped in societal notions and judgments - thereby, not being all that useful for those who choose to undergo this procedure.
The Know Your Body, Know Your Rights 2.0 (KYBKYR 2.0) Campaign has expanded to 10 other partners in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh who work closely with communities at grassroot level - meet our partners!
TYPF has been working with PMNCH to develop the India specific "Advocating for Change for Adolescents" Toolkit. The toolkit, developed for and by young people, builds the capacities of adolescents and young people to be champions and strong advocates for adolescent health and wellbeing.
TYPF is leading youth engagement at the International Association of Adolescent Health 11th World Congress, taking place this weekend (27-29 October 2017). Click on the image for the full plan. We hope to see you there!
As part of the KYBKYR Programme, TYPF transacts in community based comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) sessions with girls and young women in partnership with field based organizations. At the end of this year’s phase of work, girls from one of the centres (Samarpan organization in Kishangarh, Delhi) ran a facilitated campaign on sexual harassment in public spaces to engage with their mothers and other community members on the issue.
With March being celebrated as ‘Women's History Month’, TYPF highlighted key moments in the history of women’s rights through 3 projects – a collection of essays, an interview series, and a crowd-sourced visual media project. The focus of these projects was women, their challenges, their fight, their history and their present.
TYPF interviews Christina Dhanraj, one of the founders of the Dalit history month collective. She talks about the journey of starting the collective, navigating the identity of being a dalit as well as a dalit woman and all that comes along with it.
आवेदन भेजने की अंतिम तिथि 5 जून 2017 है!
Shirin Choudhary, a former fellow at TYPF, writes a piece for Dalit History Month.
"When I made the enquiry... it was unheard of because it was so dangerous; no one was willing to take it up... A lot of people told me not to because it would be dangerous, and all I could think was “So what if it’s dangerous? I have a duty to fulfill. What happens after that, I don’t know”.
The Samvidhan Live- The Jagrik Project is a nationwide initiative that aims to build young people’s awareness of their fundamental rights and duties as citizens of India. The project engaged young people between the ages of 12 and 25 over a 8-week period, to undertake a series of community and self-reflective tasks associated with different fundamental rights and duties.
"Women’s movements have their blind spots, like all of us do, but there has continuously been pressure from within and outside to keep moving in our understanding. It doesn’t come easy to everybody but at the same time I think that if I look around and see other movements, I find that the women’s movements in the articulation of morality has shifted quite a bit..."
"The fact is that the tawaifs as a group have always existed on the margins of patriarchy. ... Though they were not considered quite respectable because of the stigma attached to women being ‘outside’, they were not pariahs either. ... It was a very interesting, fascinating state. But with the coming of colonialism, that delicate balance really shifted. In the pre-1857 period, the Evangelists were very active with this very repressive Victorian morality. Where did the tawaifs fit in? Their presence was appalling because they don’t quite conform to the notion of Victorian morality."
In 2002, commercial surrogacy was legalized in India. Over the next decade, the industry grew tremendously, estimated to be a $2 billion a year business. However, a number of incidents between 2002 and 2015 highlight the absolute disregard for the rights of the surrogate mother and child, the lack of comprehensive laws related to surrogacy, and the exploitation of loopholes within the already existent ones.
I learned about Shanar revolt back in 2009 from a small section in my 9th grade History textbook under the chapter “Caste Conflict and Dress Change”.
The International Planned Parenthood Federation is an important body that protects the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women, young girls and adolescents - and it was born right here in India in the 1950s.
Shannon writes about the watershed moment that was the mass mobilisation around rape laws, in the wake of horrific instances of violence in the 1970s, and the resultant emergence of autonomous women's collectives.