We envision a world where all young people are able to shape their future the way they see it. A world in which they are able to make healthy sexual choices and develop healthy relationships. That is what Dance4Life stands for.
the largest youth population to have ever existed
We’re alive at a time when one in four people on our earth are between 10 to 24 years old. That is 1.8 billion young people; the largest youth population to have ever existed. We recognize their potential contribution to society is an astounding resource.
But frustratingly, far too many of these young people are unable to reach their full potential. Extreme poverty, (gender) inequality and/or lack of information holds them back.
Unsafe sex has become one of the top and fastest growing health risks for millions of young people globally. Rising from 13th place in 1990 to 2nd place in 2013¹, it is affecting those most vulnerable and living in the poorest countries. For girls unsafe sex is even the number 1 health risk.
That sucks, because it really doesn’t have to be that way. Dance4Life is determined to change this. Forever.
6,000 YOUNG ADULTS
are infected with HIV every day, 35 per cent of women are victims of sexual violence, and AIDS has made a comeback as the leading cause of death among teenagers in Africa