When we founded The Torchlight Collective, we wanted to bring together some of the best minds working on sexual and reproductive health, human rights and youth movements. Over the past two years, we have benefited from the expertise of many brilliant people, including some of our best partners, and also learned together as a collective. Now, we're proud to introduce the first in a series of learning products. This series brings together insights from across our network, and we’re excited to be leveraging so much expertise in one place. We're also really excited to get some feedback.

Our hope is that these publications offer wisdom, fodder for discussion, and practical advice to benefit anyone interested in supporting or learning about youth-led advocacy! We also hope you'll join in a discussion about the issues that surface.

Those of you with money to give or grant – you’ll find out how youth leadership models are evolving, and also principles for supporting youth movements. 

Those rabble-rousers and activists among us – you’ll find tips on improving your advocacy, and a quick and dirty guide to the pros/cons of joining and/or starting a youth-led coalition. 

This inaugural series includes the following products:

We’re doing a soft launch of these documents at the 2018 International Conference on Family Planning as a teaser. We want to invite you – youth advocates, donors, partners and experts – to share your suggestions and tips for improving these documents so that they can have maximum impact. At the beginning of 2019, we will launch the full series based on feedback and continued insight-seeking. 

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Read. Disseminate. Discuss. Contact us with your suggestions!

Thank you for joining the discussion. 

The Torchlight Collective team

Check out the blogs here:


You can also find the full compilation of the series here: