NACO and TYPF in Jammu & Kashmir for HIV Strategies consultation
Publication: Early Times
Date: February 7, 2012
‘Voices of Young People’ (VYP) who are speaking up on ‘Chapters of Silence’ today organised one-day youth and adolescent-led consultation programme with support from the National AIDS Control Organization by JKSPYM in partnership with J&K State AIDS Prevention and Control Society, youth organisation The YP Foundation, Plan India and the Department of Psychology at the University of Jammu. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Rakesh Khajuria, Project Director, J&K SACS and Professor RD Sharma, Dean, Academic Affairs and Dr. Arti Bakshi, HOD, Psychology, Jammu University.
TYPF in Humaneity Magazine
Publication: Humaneity Magazine
Humaneity Magazine speaks with Gopika Bashi, project manager at TYPF, as she shares on her experience and the brilliant work that the organization does to develop potential in young people.
Publication: Akimbo Blog, IWHC
“Women need to stand up for other women… This is the way it should be. Until every woman and every young person can stand up for themselves and lead just and healthy lives, our work is not done and we cannot go back to the comfort of our silence.”
-Ishita Chaudhry, Speaks at IWHC’s 11th annual gala
HIV and AIDS: Raising awareness amongst youth in India
Publication: UNESCO Bangkok
UNESCO New Delhi partnered with the YP Foundation on a number of initiatives including VIKALP, a youth led forum for social change in 2009. As a part of VIKALP, UNESCO made available small grants to support the activities conceptualized by them. Activities such as, creation of social change within media; drawing linkages between media, the average citizens and young people; designing and undertaking youth photography programmes; encouraging underprivileged students to explore their identity, community and rights; as well as working with the young people in slum communities of Bhopal, with the aim of empowering them to protect themselves from HIV and AIDS.
Our Body, Our Rights: Empowering Youth through Youth in India
Publication: Americans for Informed Choice
Last Friday, I was given the great opportunity to listen to a young woman from India named Ishita Chaudrhy speak about her founding of The YP Foundation (TYPF). Her presentation, which was given at the American Jewish World Service office and sponsored by the International Women’s Health Coalition, was both enlightening and inspiring: TYPF seems to be in conjunction with a lot of AIDemocracy’s mission of empowering students and youth to become more active and have dialogue about global issues.
We’re basically an organization where any young person can turn up saying, “Hey! I have an idea!” and we try to make it happen. …. I’d say my actual success lies in how many lives The YP Foundation touches on a day-to-day basis and how many dreams we have made come true.
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“Right for you!” Satellite puts young people centre stage at Vienna
Publication – UNAIDS
Those gathered at the event discussed how such results can be achieved and how the necessary good quality programmes can be scaled up at country level. An expert panel that included a youth facilitator, Ishita Chaudhry from India, Dr Doug Kirby, co-author of International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education: An evidence informed approach for schools, teachers and health educators, Darlington Muyambwa, Programme Manager, SAYWHAT Programme, Zimbabwe , and Shaffiq Essajee, WHO, responded to feedback from participants who expressed their views or asked questions via the web forums.
The YP Foundation Celebrates its Eighth Birthday
Publication – AKIMBO
We were first introduced to TYPF through Ishita Chaudhry, who founded the organization when she was 17. She’s quite the dynamo, and we’ve been thrilled to have her participate in our Advocacy in Practice training, first as a participant and then as a trainer. Ishita has advocated for youth health and rights at many international fora, including delivering remarks for a United States Congressional Briefing on global youth on March 3, 2009
Popularity of Morning-After Pills Fuels Concerns in India
Publication – Radio Netherlands Worldwide
23rd July, 2010
Ishita Chaudhry, founder of a support organization for young people in India called The YP Foundation, agreed that it was time for the government to step up. “The state must set the ball rolling when it comes to sex education. It has to start at a grassroots level otherwise misuse of contraceptives and other medicines will just grow,” Chaudhry said
Youth Statement to Governments at ICAAP by Ishita Chaudhry (On behalf of the Youth Forum, Bali Youth Force at the 9th ICAAP)
Ishita Chaudhry’s article in the ‘Report of the Special Session – Enhancing HIV Prevention for Adolescents Through Effective Health and Sexuality Education” at the 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP), Bali, Indonesia.
9th August, 2009
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India’s Youth Energy – Power and Potential – Your Vision
By Abdul Haleem Kidwai
Publication – India Habitat Center, Voices of the Young
“The Youth have actively been involved in initiatives that have taken up the unenviable task of making our politics more accountable and transparent. Some young Indians have gone a step further; for instance, Ishita Chaudhry went on to establish The YP Foundation, which has a core group of thirty youngsters and is involved in over ninety projects including one on youth voters”
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India: Bridging the information gap on sexuality
Portal – Global Voices Online
This information gap Ishita Chaudhry has been trying to fill since she began The YP Foundation in 2002, when she was just 17. Also known as the YP Foundation, the internally-acclaimed group designs and implements community-based youth projects, providing funds for people between the ages of 13 through 28 years to create projects working within socio-cultural, economic, legal and environmental issues. Some of the projects include voter ID registration drives, peer programs for street children and publishing an youth-oriented magazine.
iCONGO-Deakin University Student Citizen Karamveer Puraskar Awarded to Ishita Chaudhry
Calling People who believe its better to light a candle than curse the darkness to fight apathy and become a Karamveer Awardee
Talking Volunteerism – A Qualitative Study by Parvah, iVolunteer and Patang Supported by The Youth and Civil Society Initiative of Sir Ratan Tata Trust.
“One of the organizations in Delhi (The YP Foundation) functions entirely with the support of volunteers, and specifically asks for an intensive commitment of five hours a week for a minimum of 2 years from its volunteers. The nature of involvement from those volunteers clearly goes against the common belief that work cannot be done by young volunteers who are perceived as unskilled, non-serious and uncommitted.”
HIV prevention among most-at-risk young people: How to get the message across
Portal – UNESCO.org
Ishita Chaudhry from The YP Foundation in India noted that while sexuality was a fundamental component of being human there was a failure to get basic information to young people to help protect them from HIV infection. “Why is sexuality so problematic?” she asked.
RTI and the power of youth
Portal – Governance Now
College students from the capital were in majority in the audience at the discussion on discussion on “From exploring the RTI Act to building a movement- do young people matter?” recently held by The YP Foundation in Delhi, “It is heartening to see the youth using the RTI Act in larger public interest. And the phenomenon is not restricted to the cities. It is happening at the vilage level too,” said Shekhar Singh, member, National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI)
The power of change
Portal – DNA India
Hoeltgen is optimistic about India’s budding youth activism and its potential to effect real change. She notes, “In 10 years, India is going to have the biggest population in the world and also the youngest.” As a case in point, in her book, Hoeltgen writes about 24-year-old social entrepreneur Ishita Chaudhry, founder of The YP Foundation, a trust that facilitates social leadership skills and spreads awareness amongst the youth.
CNBC – Young Turks Transformers
Portal – MoneyControl.com
Our change agent this week is all of 20 and she started a youth movement when she was just in school way back in 2002. Ishita Chaudhry is the Founder of The YP Foundation, an organization that is empowering the youth of this country to drive change across areas like healthcare, education and employment. She has mentored almost 5,000 young people through this organization and she is hoping to do a lot more. Her effort has been recognized by the Clinton Global Foundation.
Bridging the information gap on sexuality in India
Portal – Conversations for a Better World
One young woman, Ishita Chaudhry, has been addressing this problem since 2002 when she began the Youth Parliament, at the age of 17. Also known as The YP Foundation, the acclaimed group designs and implements community-based youth projects, providing funds for people between the ages of 13 through 28 years to create projects related to socio-cultural, economic, legal and environmental issues.