Thursday, June 02, 2011

Youth Groups: Pro-RH is Pro-Youth

The press conference was held at Greenhouse Grill, Matalino St. 
QC. The event was graced by young Reps. Palatino and Aglipay. 
The event was organized by NAPC-Youth and NYC.

We, the undersigned youth leaders, as representatives of our organizations and of the Filipino youth, support the Reproductive Health Bill (House Bill 4244) and urge its immediate passage in Congress. We see the need to fight for and uphold our sexual and reproductive rights – inalienable human rights which must be fulfilled by the State. Furthermore, we believe that the Reproductive Health Bill:

Will provide us with an appropriate, non-discriminatory and participatory avenue to learn and understand our sexuality and rights through comprehensive age-appropriate  sexuality and reproductive health education;

Promotes gender equality and equity, and helps eradicate stigma and discrimination especially against the LGBTQI community and those living with HIV and AIDS;

Can effectively reduce unplanned pregnancies which often result to induced abortions, maternal deaths, prevent the spread of sexually-transmitted infections including HIV and AIDS, and improve the quality of life of every child and youth through information and services on sexual and reproductive health; and

Recognizes, respects and promotes the right of every Filipino, including the youth, to free and informed choice.

We call on President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III to continue supporting the passage of the RH Bill.

Ultimately, we encourage our fellow Filipino youth to actively promote and educate the youth and the public of the salience of the RH Bill. We also call for strengthened lobbying efforts to congressional legislators to support and participate in ongoing campaigns for the passage of the RH Bill.

PASS THE RH BILL NOW!

Signed, this 24th of May 2011.

National Youth Commission

Youth Consortium for the RH Bill

Akbayan Youth

Movement for the Advancement of Student Power (MASP)

Student Council Alliance of the Philippines (SCAP)

The Library Foundation - Sexuality Health and Rights Educators (TLF-SHARE) Collective, Inc.

Kabataang Sandigan ng mga Mag-aaral tungo sa Kinabukasan (KASAMA KA)

Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP)

Alliance of Young Nurse Leaders and Advocates International, Inc. (AYNLA)

Alliance of Young Health Advocates (AYHA)

Batang Laging Umiiwas sa Tiyak na Impeksyon (BALUTI)

Pandayan Para sa Socialistang Pilipinas - Youth Sector (PSP-YS)

Reproductive Health and Gender Advocates (RH AGENDA)

UP College of Social  Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP) Student Council

UP School of Economics Student Council

UP College of Science Student COUncil

UP College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) Student Council

UP Law Student Government

UP College of Business Administration (CBA) Student COuncil

UP Babaylan

UP SirkulongmgaKabataangArtista (SIKAT)

UP of Association of Political Science Majors (APSM)

PNU Alliance of Students for Alternative Politics

RTU Alliance of Students for Alternative Politics

UP SamahansaAghamPampulitika (SAPUL)

UP Alliance for responsive Involvement and Student Empowerment (ARISE)

Movement of Students for Progressive Leadership in UP (MOVE U.P.)

ManggagawangKababaihangMithi ay Paglaya (Makalaya)

Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) - Youth

PUP Alliance of Students for Alternative Politics

Young Progressives Southeast Asia - Philippines

KabataangBantayKalikasan (KABAKA)

LikhaanCenter for Women's Health Inc.

Young Pinoy Peer Educators on reproductive Health Organization (YPEdRHO)

Youth Peer Education Network - Pilipinas (Y-PEER)

Peer Educators Movement for Empowerment Pasay, Manila, Caloocan and Quezon City (Peer Ed Me PAMAC - Q)

Pinagsamang Lakas ng Kababaihan at Kabataan - Youth (PILAKK Youth)

Center for Youth Advocacy and Networking (CYAN)

Bosesng Kabataang Pilipino

3K (Kapayapaan, Kaunlaran, Katarungan) Para sa Kabataan

Samahang Ikauunlad ng Kabataan sa Towerville (SIKAT)

Christian Brotherhood INternational (CBI)

SK Reform Coalition

Students' Rights and Welfare Coalition

First Time Voters Network

ProgresibongAlyansangKabataansaSauyo (PAKSA)

Anak Teatro Inc

Tanghalang Bonifacio Rizal (TBR) 

UP Buklod CSSPC

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