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by Dance4life


We, the dance4life ChangeMakers, are a completely youth-led group that advocates for the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people. We envision a world in which young people enjoy health care and well-being, free from coercion, discrimination, and violence. We demand the rights of young people to lead a healthy, joyful, safe and meaningful life free from unsafe sex, unintended pregnancies, dangerous abortions, gender-based violence and other related problems.
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Unprotected sex is the second largest health risk for young people globally. In many countries, sexuality education is limited, young people don't have access to contraceptives or youth friendly health care services and a lot of taboos and myths still exist around these topics. We understand diplomacy and sensitivity; however we embody the boldness and courage of the youth. Our advocacy is characterized by personal stories that are about telling what is important for young people and why.


We consult youth on a regular basis because we aim for the voices and needs of young people to be listened to in international and national decision-making spaces. To do this dance4life empowers and supports young people who have connections to these grassroots level stories; who know how to approach their peers, and who are aware of the issues most significant to young people in their environment. The ChangeMakers consult local youth constituencies and represent their voices globally.

Long-Term Impact

We bring real stories - reflecting on our needs and rights - from youth communities all the way up to the UN. We aim to be the lead in increasing support for comprehensive sexuality education and youth-friendly services. And to influence our governments to support us in what we do. dance4life works in 19 countries and since our establishment in 2004, we have reached over 2 million young people, empowering them from their community to the international level.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


ChangeMaker's stories: Naba, 23, Pakistan
ChangeMaker's stories: Edith, 25, Ghana
ChangeMaker's stories: Rupa, 27, Nepal
ChangeMaker's stories: Chanda, 27, Zambia

Organization Information


Location: Amsterdam - Netherlands
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Limi Blokland
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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