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III. GIVING YOUNG PEOPLE A VOICE – THE YOUTH AMBASSADOR SRHR

T

o give young people a voice in international pol-

young people and their experiences, and the policy work

icy-making around SRHR and Meaningful Youth

done at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the UN.

Participation. This was the idea that led to the installation of the Youth Ambassador SRHR, an initiative of

Follow the Youth Ambassador SRHR on Social Media to

CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality and the Ministry of For-

receive updates on her activities:

eign Affairs, i.e. the SRHR Ambassador Lambert Grijns. By the end of 2014, CHOICE and the Ministry selected Lotte Dijkstra (21) to represent the voice of youth as the

LOTTE DIJKSTRA

Youth Ambassador SRHR. In collaboration with policy-makers at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and CHOICE advocates, the Youth Ambassador can help to give young people an audible voice in international development

Youth Ambassador SRHR

processes, create visibility for issues concerning young

@YouthSrhr

people and sexuality, and can exchange views, experi-

lotte@yasrhr.com

ences and knowledge with experts, but also with young

www.youthambassadorsrhr.wordpress.com

people for whom these issues are new terrain. With this initiative we hope to form a bridge between

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