Our Advocacy Council

The Advocacy Council is the core of JYAN and its work. JYAN relies on the commitment and expertise of our Advocacy Council to support the work of the Secretariat and to implement key advocacy priorities. The Advocacy Council supports the formation of the organization’s advocacy agenda, the development of our positions and the execution of our advocacy work and initiatives.

Our Advocacy Council

The Advocacy Council is the core of JYAN and its work. JYAN relies on the commitment and expertise of our Advocacy Council to support the work of the Secretariat and to implement key advocacy priorities. The Advocacy Council supports the formation of the organization’s advocacy agenda, the development of our positions and the execution of our advocacy work and initiatives.

Our Advocacy Council

The Advocacy Council is the core of JYAN and its work. JYAN relies on the commitment and expertise of our Advocacy Council to support the work of the Secretariat and to implement key advocacy priorities. The Advocacy Council supports the formation of the organization’s advocacy agenda, the development of our positions and the execution of our advocacy work and initiatives.

Our key priorities

Youth participation and engagement in COVID-19 health response and recovery.

Youth-focused advocacy for the reduction of non-communicable diseases.

Advocacy restricting the marketing to children of unhealthy food and beverages, alcohol, tobacco products and illicit drugs

Approval and implementation of the School Nutrition and Wellness Policy

Access to and the provision of mental health information and services for youth in and out of school, including a mental health policy

Access to and the provision of adolescent-friendly information and services in health

Access to and the provision of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education

Advocacy towards greater private sector provisions for mental health care of their workforce

Training of youth in targeted, strategic, and evidence-driven advocacy approaches in health and wellness

Key responsibilities of the Advocacy Council include:

Support the Secretariat, as necessary, to define clear roles and responsibilities to eliminate overlaps.

Support the mapping of where other agencies are delivering similar programmes and identifying gaps and overlaps.

Promote the sharing and use of data to inform programme development.

Ensure our interventions are best suited for target populations and are developed in consultation with a diverse cross-section of you, always ensuring the amplification of young people most often left behind.

Support the communication of progress to partners and youth.

Represent the organization and the organization's positions at forums, seminars and meetings.

Last updated on JAN 2024

Our current work

Adolescent and youth health and well-being is a significant strategic pillar of JYAN, as our established footing and continued advocacy in this area remains urgent and necessary.

JYAN for Health and Wellbeing

Founded with the goal of addressing critical issues in sexual and reproductive health and rights, education and training, arts, culture and society, and violence prevention.

JYAN for Health and Wellbeing

Founded with the goal of addressing critical issues in sexual and reproductive health and rights, education and training, arts, culture and society, and violence prevention.