The International Planned Parenthood Federation’s (IPPF) ‘Come Together - Strategic Plan 2028’ is a comprehensive plan that outlines IPPF's commitment to supporting young people in realizing their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The plan recognizes the importance of 'youth-led' and 'youth-centred' programming in achieving these goals and emphasizes the need for young people to have control over all aspects of the initiative with minimal input from adults.
To further this commitment, IPPF East & South East Asia and Oceania Region (ESEAOR) has developed a guideline that provides easy-to-use guidance for implementing, improving, and expanding a youth-centred approach with the MAs and Collaborative Partners in ESEAOR. This guideline is meant to serve as a starting point for organizations looking to create a culture and climate that encourages youth participation at all levels.
It is important to note that adopting a 'youth-centred approach' is an evolving and incremental process. Therefore, we encourage the MAs and Collaborative Partners to treat this guideline as a living document and to enrich it with their own experiential learning. By doing so, we can continue to promote and advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people in the years and decades ahead.