Aiste Dackauskaite is an advocacy project coordinator at the Lithuanian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association. She focuses on advocacy for sexuality education, youth friendly health services and access to contraception. Aiste Dackauskaite holds Bachelor's
degree in Economics and Master's degree in Development Studies.
September 14, 2012 / Aiste Dackauskaite
In people’s minds access to contraception and its use should be positioned as young people’s right, as a way to empower young people and to give them tools to control their life and future.
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