OUR THEORY OF CHANGE
OUR VISION IS TO ENSURE THAT YOUNG PEOPLE'S HUMAN RIGHTS ARE REALISED.
WE BELIEVE THAT TO ADDRESS THIS, YOUNG PEOPLE MUST BE EMPOWERED THEMSELVES.
TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE, WE INCREASED THEIR ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND SERVICES, FOCUSING ON HELPING THEM UNDERSTAND AND REALISE THEIR RIGHTS.
WE WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE TO HELP THEM CREATE PROGRAMMES, ADVOCATE FOR AND UNDERSTAND THOSE RIGHTS.
The foundation of TYPF were laid with the realisation that young people across cross-sections of society have a strong, but undermined capacity to engage with issues that matter to them.
Every person is to be treated as equal. No person shall be discriminated against on the grounds of sex, religion, caste, socio-economic status, ability, age, class, gender identity, sexual orientation and employment.
Every person's human rights should be respected, affirmed and fulfilled.
All action will be guided by a feminist and intersectional lens that considers how individual identity may overlap into multiple disadvantaged groups.
Agency and inclusiveness are principles that ground our work. All voices should be heard and the right to choose should be actively and substantively affirmed.
We are accountable to our vision and mission, to each other, to our beneficiaries and to
the young leaders and peer educators who are connected with our work.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES AT WORK
All people have an inherent capacity to lead given the information and resources necessary to do so. This is reflected within the organisation wherein people are encouraged to exercise leadership through a power sharing approach.
Informed consent in all contexts must guide our analysis of situations and issues and determine where we stand on situations occurring internally or external to the organisation.
An affirmative and celebratory approach to sexuality, which emphasises informed consent, choice and pleasure, guides our work on SRHR. We do recognise and account for the fact that sexuality is a site of diverse and complex experiences for all people and may include violence, exploitation and disempowerment.
Respect and support for creative initiatives and innovation is critical, especially with regard to youth led spaces created by young people in order to speak out on issues most relevant to them.