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Declaration of the Youth Forum for the 4th LAC Regional Conference on Population and Development

This statement, signed by numerous youth organizations from around the LAC region, including Equality Now partner organizations BECA and Jovenas Latidas, calls on States to view the world from the perspective of children, adolescents, young people, and women in all their diversity, and to address the historic lack of recognition of the needs of these groups.

A very intersectional document, it highlights many marginalized groups, including indigenous, afro-descendant, people with disabilities, migrants, refugees, displaced people, sexually diverse people, and HIV-positive people, among others. The statement demands that States guarantee these groups the full exercise of their rights, and that they fulfill their international commitments, especially those in the Montevideo Consensus.