Since 63% of the Pakistani population is under the age of 29. Increasing the level of sexual and reproductive health of young Pakistani can have a positive impact on the country’s socio-economic development, by reducing costs at social as well as economic level. (WPF-World Population Foundation)
Youth Advocacy Network (YAN) was formed by a group of youth volunteers across Pakistan with the support of Dutch youth group CHOICE in January 2005. YAN’s main purpose is to advocate for the meaningful partnership in all policies and program related to young people at all levels. YAN also imparts advocacy skills to young people of Pakistan and raises awareness amongst the youth and multi stakeholders to advocate for their rights. YAN is aimed at creating a forum of dialogue discussion, and cooperation for young people on Human Rights including sexual reproductive health & rights, civic education, peace and intercultural/intercultural harmony in Pakistan.