Likhita Banerji at the 2013 Asia and Pacific Population Conference

  • November 19, 2013

Likhita Banerji of the YP Foundation in India speaks about why she is attending the 6th Asia and Pacific Population Conference held in Bangkok. The YP Foundation is a youth run and led organization that supports and enables young people to create programs and influence policies in the areas of gender, sexuality, health, education, the…

Women and Youth Point the Way Forward for Asia and Pacific

As more than 400 government and civil society representatives from 40 countries meet in Bangkok this week for the 6th Asian and Pacific Population Conference, women’s rights and youth activists are calling for strong government commitments to sexual and reproductive health and rights in…

Tools for "Real Men": Better Comprehensive Sexuality Education for Men and Boys

While doing our training on gender equity with men and boys, an important piece of  feedback we get at the YP Foundation is that many men and boys are struggling with the expectation and aspiration of being what is called “a real man”, a stereotyped figure that expresses…

Elements of Success in Gender Equality Programs for Men and Boys

The YP Foundation’s youth-run and led projects have worked with 5,000 young people in Delhi over the past 9 years. We’ve noticed a marked change in the changing attitudes of young men who have participated in programs. Many of them have gone from working as volunteers to becoming…

Men Must Experience Gender Equality to Be Able to Live It

‘The YP Foundation’s Know Your Body, Know Your Rights campaign is a youth led and -run peer education, capacity building and advocacy program that works with young people in communities and with policy makers to address gender equality, violence against women, sexual rights and reproductive…

Why Engage Boys and Young Men?

Recently the Youth Parliament Foundation (TYPF), which I founded ten years ago in Delhi, conducted 12 consultations for the National AIDS Control Organization in India for recommendations on how the 4th National AIDS Control (NACO)  Programme should be structured to best address HIV prevention education. We talked…

Ishita Chaudhry: "I want to live in a world where human rights are upheld"

Last week, as we’ve blogged previously, IWHC held its annual gala event, which honored Dr. Paul Farmer, cofounder of Partners in Health. We also featured Ishita Chaudhry, the founder of IWHC partner organization the YP Foundation. Ishita was both riveting and inspiring, and we’re all…

The YP Foundation Celebrates Their 7th Anniversary

This coming weekend, our partners The YP Foundation are celebrating their 7th Anniversary. And I do mean celebrate: they’ve got a weekend of music, debate, art, film and social change planned. The festivities take place in their home city of New Delhi, India and include the…

Denying Young People the Right to Know (Part 3)

Why is sexuality so problematic? Why as society, are we so scared to address any kind of sexuality education or rights cohesively? What stops us from giving young people complete rather than half baked information that is critical and live saving and that can protect them from disease, empowers them to be informed individuals and…

Denying Young People the Right to Know (Part 2)

The YP Foundation creates a space in society where young people access the resources, training and mentoring they need to be able to set up and host their own projects with us. These projects target a range of socio-cultural, political, economic, environmental and legal issues that the youth in India feel need to be addressed…