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The Time is NOW Campaign

October 24, 2011

Grantee News from Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth has launched The Time Is NOW, an online campaign that provides a space for youth activists to explore and elevate the intersection of climate change and sexual and reproductive health and rights. To develop and launch the campaign, Advocates has worked with an advisory board of colleagues and youth activists.

Through the campaign, young people can learn more about the issues and sign a petition requesting that the UN prioritize the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the fight against climate change. Advocates is accelerating promotional efforts for the campaign prior to the 2011 Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa to deliver the campaign petition to the Executive Secretary of the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change. Advocates will sponsor and support youth activists who will present information on the campaign during the pre-conference and with other young people, take leadership positions during the main conference by advocating with their country delegations about the importance of integrating sexual and reproductive health and rights programming into climate change strategies.

Visit the campaign website to learn more and lend your support:
www.amplifyyourvoice.org/thetimeisnow

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