Youth Voices Count (Philippines)

YVC PROVIDES Emergency Relief Packages  TO STRUGGLING communities 

Youth Voices Count is a regional network of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex individuals in Asia-Pacific working on SRHR, SOGIESC, Youth Empowerment, and Human Rights issues. Established in 2010, YVC engages in community mobilization, national, regional and global advocacy related to young people belonging to diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and sex characteristics. 

Youth Voices Count was able to support LGBTIQ communities in the Philippines thru the COVID-19 Emergency Response work. YVC targeted LGBTIQ adolescents and youth in Quezon City, Tacloban City, Roxas City, and Iloilo City, Philippines. The “Rainbow Relief Packs” contained sanitary pads for women, condoms and lubricants, food items, including rice and canned meat, and dental kits. Additionally, the IGNITE Empowerment Grantees were also able to utilize some funds from the funding support programme in Sri Lanka, Viet Nam, the Philippines, India, and Bangladesh to support COVID-19 initiatives in their countries.

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YKP-Led Initiatives and Projects

Showcasing tremendous efforts made by young people and youth organisations in the COVID-19 response across Asia and the Pacific.