Young and Powerful with CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality

Young and Powerful & De Tweede Kamerverkiezingen

November 10, 2023 CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality Season 1 Episode 16
Young and Powerful with CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality
Young and Powerful & De Tweede Kamerverkiezingen
Show Notes

This special Parliamentary Elections Edition is in Dutch and is hosted by CHOICE's very own Executive Director Jannemiek Evelo! 

Voor deze speciale verkiezingseditie van de Young & Powerful Podcast gaat CHOICE's directeur, Jannemiek Evelo, in gesprek met Lisa Philippo, secretaris van het CHOICE-bestuur. Samen bespreken ze hun zorgen en hoop voor de verkiezingen van 22 november, wat er op het spel staat voor seksuele en reproductieve gezondheid en rechten, en nog veel meer! Bovendien sluit er voor deze speciale editie een extra gast aan, Lyle Muns, die op nummer 37 staat op de kandidatenlijst van GroenLinks/PvdA. Hij zal met ons praten over hoe het is om als jongere verkiesbaar te zijn en waarom het zo belangrijk is dat jonge mensen gaan stemmen.

- English - 
In this podcast episode of "Young & Powerful with CHOICE for Youth & Sexuality," Jannemiek Evelo, the Executive Director of CHOICE, and Lisa Philippo, the secretary of the board, take you on an exploration of the upcoming Dutch Parliamentary elections. These elections are crucial, not only for the political landscape but also for young people and their future. As this podcast is per exception in Dutch, we highlighted the key points in English below.

We express concerns about the uncertainty of the election outcome and the hardening of the political climate. We emphasize the importance of these elections for the younger generation. We highlight two crucial themes: pressure on development cooperation and the debate on gender, sexuality, and reproductive health. The controversy surrounding sexual education in schools illustrates the increasing spread of misinformation.

The politicized nature of sexuality is discussed, and we discuss current debates around the importance of removing abortion from the Penal Code. The podcast also covers the regulation of sex work, and the call for free contraception for all. We then explain the importance of development cooperation and its impact on global inequality. We touch upon budget cuts and shifting funds toward the reception of asylum seekers.

Lyle Muns, a candidate on the GroenLinks/PvdA list and an advocacy officer at the Aidsfonds, joins the discussion. He shares his motivation for running, the importance of youth representation, and highlights topics that deserve more media attention.

We encourage young people to explore political stances using the "Politieke Sekswijzer" a tool to help find the party that best aligns with their views on sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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Podcast theme music by Transistor.fm