What a #YouthPower Hackathon looks like in 9 posts

So, in case you hadn't heard, it was International Youth Day this week (Wednesday 12th August) and Restless Development, along with action/2015 youth, went big on the theme of #YouthPower.

14 Aug 2015

“Mind The Gap”: Youth Dialogue On HIV in Zambia

The Youth Dialogue was organised by the Zambian Act! 2015 alliance powered by Restless Development with support from UNAIDS. ACT!2015 is a movement that aims to secure advances on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and HIV response for young people.

10 Aug 2015

Towards the Abolition of Chhaupadi in Nepal

Chhaupadi is a social tradition in the western part of Nepal for Hindu women which prohibits a woman from participating in normal family activities during menstruation because they are considered impure. The women are kept out of the house and have to live in a shed. Restless Developmet Nepal is trying to put an end to this practice.

30 Jul 2015

Making education happen in post-quake Nepal

Hattigauda, Nepal, hosts on of Restless Development’s Temporary Learning Centers (TLCs). These centres have been built to help children continue to learn and play after the devastating effects of the recent earthquakes, which destroyed the majority of schools in the country.

21 Jul 2015

Sustainable Development Goals - Restless Responds: 'Be More Ambitious'

From now until the 31st July, Member States are meeting at the UN in New York, to finalise the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is the very last set of negotiations, which follows on from years of consultations, high level meetings, and campaigning from people around the world, who have told their governments and the UN about the World We Want.

As part of the negotiations, there is a "Zero Draft" that details what States will be promising to act on. Over the next week, Member States and civil society, including young people, will be negotiating the exact text of the document - trying to get their priorities represented, and arguing to take the things they don't like, (and don't want to commit to), out.

This is our response to the Zero Draft, and what we are pushing for in the final two weeks.



21 Jul 2015

Global Day of Action takes place in Zambia

On July 11th 2015 “action/2015” campaigners around the world called on their leaders to attend the Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In Zambia, the Global Day of Action activity started with a march past from embassy shopping mall to Chawama grounds, followed by a rally.

13 Jul 2015

Don't "duck" your responsibilities, Chancellor!


Campaigners are calling on UK Government not to ‘duck their responsibilities’ and help secure a better financial deal for millions of people living in poverty worldwide.

10 Jul 2015