The International Humanist and Ethical Youth Organisation (IHEYO) is devoted to promoting the spread of humanism among young people. IHEYO is working together with many groups and individuals around the world. With humanism in practice IHEYO means all humanist, freethinker, laique, skeptic, rationalist, atheist, agnostics, etc. groups.

ANNOUNCING Regional youth conference in Cebu, Philippines 21-23 June

We are happy to announce that IHEYOs affiliate PATAS is calling youth (below 35) from South East Asia, South ASia and beyond for Regional Youth Humanist Conference in Cebu, Philippines. The theme is on Human Rights, Women Rights, LGBT issues.

Conference starts Sat 22 Jun and ends in the early afternoon on Sun 23 Jun. There will be cultural night Saturday night.

Friday 21 June IHEYO will organize capacity/competency training for humanist activists.

We will get back to you with more details about the program later, though the venue has been booked and financial support is secured, so you may start booking your flights. 

We will soon announce a travel grant for regional humanist youth activists. The travel grant is open to active volunteers from IHEYO Asian member organzations, as well as active youth Humanists from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. 

You can attend the event anonymously. We will provide stickers that you may use if you prefer not to be seen in any official public photos and videos at the event, as we know a few activists operate under cover due to religious surroundings.

Questions about the event can be directed to conference2013@iheyo.org .

Announcement – General Assembly 24th May 2013 in Bucharest, Romania

Dear members of IHEYO,

we are glad to announce our General Assembly dated 24th May 2013 in Bucharest, Romania. The IHEYO GA is held in conjunction with the GA of IHEU, EHF and a Romanian conference. We hope to bring together our members from the surrounding countries and some international members from all over the world and furthermore to encourage the participation of older generations taking part in our session. The GA is located in the Hotel Trianon, 9 Cobalcescu Grigore Street, District 1, 010191, Bucharest, 4-7 pm.

International Conference “West African Humanism in Action”, Accra, Ghana, 23-25 November 2012

Brief Report prepared by HAG and IHEYO, see also:


Or read a full report here.

Over 55 people attended Ghana’s first ever international humanist conference at the SNITT Guesthouse, Accra, including participants from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Netherlands.

Youthspeak Mid-year 2012

  1. Presidential Letter September 2012
    We are happy to publish our YouthSpeak which highlights.. Read more..
  2. Humanist Society (Singapore) attends Pink Dot 2012
    On June 30, 2012, about 20 members and fans from the Humanist Society (Singapore) (HSS) attended Pink Dot 2012, continuing a tradition.. Read more..
  3. New introduction brochure to IHEYO!
    Some of the activities highlighted are the 2013 European Humanist Youth Days, the 2012 first West African Conference on youth humanism versus superstition, the 2013 International Conference in South East Asia, social media .. Read more..
  4. UPDATE European Humanist Youth Days
    From 2 until 6 August, 2013, the ‘European Humanist Youth Days' (EHYD) will bring more than 450 young people from the four corners of Europe to Brussels for a major conference exploring.. Read more...
  5. IHEYO General Assembly 2012: 12-14 October, 2012, the Netherlands
    We are glad to announce our General Assembly dated 12-14 October 2012. The venue for the GA is the headquarters of the Dutch Humanist Association, which i.. Read more..
  6. Humanist youth activity in Germany
    The Humanist Freethinker Association Brandenburg from Germany, one of the founding members of IHEYO, had not only one main attraction in 2012. To start, the main anniversary of the year was the 20 years anniversary of the coming of age ceremonies, which has.. Read more.. 
  7. IHEYO Conference and training "West African Humanism in Action", Accra, Ghana, 23-25 November 2012: www.iheyo.org/2012Conference.

New introduction brochure to IHEYO

A new introduction brochure to IHEYO has been published. The brochures

IHEYO Book on Teaching Critical Thinking 2012

in 2012 IHEYO celebrates its ten years of existence in its latest

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