We are launching a global movement to bring more attention to youth sexual and reproductive health! During the International Conference on Family Planning, we hosted an interactive session during which participants developed a new campaign titled, “Answer the Call.” The goal of “Answer the Call” is to increase international attention on youth sexual and reproductive health (SRH) through the dissemination of Twitter and Facebook messages.

In 2008, 550 people from around the world participated in a conference on youth health and development in Abuja, Nigeria. One of the outcomes of the meeting was the “Abuja Call to Action,” which calls for governments, donors, and civil society to increase investment in young people. Through “Answer the Call,” we hope to generate renewed energy and commitment to meeting the goals outlined in the Call to Action.  During our interactive session young people, professionals, youth advocates and practioners working in the field of youth SRH worked together to develop the social media messages that will move the Abuja Call into action.  These messages are available on the campaign website. Help us to spread the word about this ground-breaking campaign! Please visit the “Answer the Call” website, post the messages you find there (or some of your own) on Facebook and Twitter, and encourage others to get involved. Together as one collective voice, we can better ensure that the world begins to pay more attention the needs of young people.

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