For a self-determined and healthy life

We are working towards a world where all young people – especially girls and young women – can live free from disease and make self-determined decisions through unrestricted access to sexuality education, health services and modern contraceptives.

We are committed to ensuring that sexuality education is not a privilege but a universal right. We firmly believe that education and knowledge are the basis for empowerment. By providing young people with access to comprehensive information and education, we give them the tools to make informed decisions about their sexuality, health and lives. Promoting the health and empowerment of young people – especially girls and young women – is not only an act of justice, but also a step towards a world where everyone has equal opportunities and the chance to reach their full potential.

Why this is important to us


23 minutes

a girl under the age of 18 is married off.

More than

200 million

girls and women worldwide are affected by female genital mutilation.

257 million

Complications during pregnancy and childbirth as well as unsafe abortions are the most common causes of death among girls aged


If all women and girls had access to reliable modern contraceptives, the number of unintended births would fall by

23 million

per year – that is more than a quarter of the current annual population growth.

12 million

girls under the age of 18 are married every year. For comparison: In Germany, around 400,000 couples get married every year.


is still one of the leading causes of death among young people in Africa.

Our mission

Active on the ground

We provide young people in East Africa with access to youth-friendly health services. We work with partners in multi-sectoral approaches to address sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) challenges and improve the lives of young people.

Sexuality education and contraception

We work with young people to raise their awareness of sexual and reproductive health and gender equality, and to ensure they have access to modern contraceptives.

Commitment to global health

To ensure that young people in East Africa and around the world have access to good quality, needs-based health services and that poverty-related diseases are finally eradicated, we advocate at the policy level for investment in global health and research and development for poverty-related and neglected diseases.

Demanding and promoting political dialogue

Youth need support at the highest level. We work with policymakers to give young people a voice and to secure political and financial support for youth-friendly health services and their integration into health policy.

Nine out of ten of the world’s 1.8 billion young people live in countries where poverty prevails.

Every donation counts.

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What you can do

Together we can strengthen young people’s sexual and reproductive rights! Your donation will enable us to promote sexuality education, health services and access to contraception for young people. Every contribution counts to strengthen young people’s empowerment and health

Support our work for a world where young people can make their own choices about their future. Donate now for sexual and reproductive rights – for a better, more equal future for all.

What we’re also working on

Global Health

The right to health is a universal human right and the basis for people to lead self-determined lives.

Health research and development

In many countries, there is not only a lack of healthcare, but also a lack of prevention, diagnosis and treatment services.

Self-determined family planning

If women could exercise their right to self-determined family planning, the number of unintended pregnancies would fall by 70 percent.

Female genital mutilation

Worldwide, 200 million women are affected by female genital mutilation, a ritual that continues in many countries despite being banned. It endangers the health and lives of those affected.

Our work on the ground

We work directly with young people on projects in four East African countries.