The breakdancing condom consultant: Dennis from Bosnia
A champion breakdancer and home-town celebrity can end up with a pretty dissolute social life. Nightclubs, drinking, one-night stands: it’s not an entirely unsurprising story. In Bosnia, it’s one which breakdancer Dennis certainly experienced.
But contact with the Association for Sexual and Reproductive Health XY (the Member Association in Bosnia and Herzegovnia) led him to rethink his lifestyle and consider the people around him.
IPPF calls on governments to:
– Expand opportunities for youth to participate and voice their opinion, for
example in national youth councils, youth fora, community service initiatives,
online activism and other avenues which enable young people to make their
voices heard within civil society, and to be heard by policy makers;
– Promote laws, policies and programmes that protect the rights of young
people, recognize diversity within this age-group, including rural and urban
young people, those living with disabilities, etc., and enable them to overcome
barriers to essential services;
– Ensure the availability of education and employment opportunities to enable
young people to contribute effectively to the creative, intellectual and
economic development of their communities and countries;
– Increase investment in the education, health and wellbeing of young people
from all social, political and economic backgrounds to enable their meaningful
participation in the shaping of the future of their communities, cultures and
– Step up the fight against poverty and inequity through child-sensitive
programmes to provide opportunities for young people that allow their full
development and prevent their being prematurely catapulted into adulthood.