“I do not need to wait for the government to employ me but I can start saving money today. And when I finish my grade 12, I can start my own business” says Jane Banda, a young girl recently attached as an intern with the Zambian Girls 2030 Project.
It's rare that we celebrate what's going on around the world all in one place - so we decided to pull together highlights from each of the countries we work in and included links to all their social channels so that you can keep up to date with them in the future. I know, brilliant right? You can thank us by sharing this round-up post around on your own socials!
One of Youth Stop AIDS' key calls from its It Ain't Over campaign has been heeded as the International Development Committee have today annnounced an inquiry into the Department for International Development's (DFID, UK) work on HIV & AIDS.
Earlier this year, Restless Development, War Child and Youth Business International (YBI) published the Case for Space From Rhetoric to Action research. The research, which was carried out by 18 youth researchers, aims to better understand the conditions needed for young people to be part of and lead development.
For three days last week, young people from across the Asia-Pacific region met at the Case for Space Conference in Bangkok to discuss this topic and figure out how to make it happen.
We look back on some our highlights.
Thirty years ago, the world woke up to the threat of HIV & AIDS and began to fight back. On this World AIDS Day, the opportunity to make AIDS history is within our reach - but we are at risk of undoing all of our hard work.
That’s why Youth Power teamed up with Youth Stop AIDS to tell the world that It Ain’t Over.
In December of 2013, Zambia and nineteen other countries in the East and Southern Africa (ESA) region affirmed and endorsed their joint commitment to deliver Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) services for young people. Since then, in Zambia, CSE has been integrated in the curriculum.
Throughout Green Week over 22 Youth Power Partners from 18 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and USA raised awareness of the effects of climate change and the threat it poses to the overall achievement of the Global Goals (most notably Global Goal 13), and pushed world leaders to ratify and implement the ‘Paris Agreement’.
Civil society organizations have been tasked with the responsibility of helping bring about solutions to many issues of concern. The question of using resources judicially is one of society’s key concerns and its attainment, one of the main tasks requested of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). As such advocacy around and related to governance, transparency and accountability have become paramount in the CSO work agenda.
In September 2016, the United Nations gathers for its 71st General Assembly, and Restless Development, along with young people we support, are attending to make the case for unleashing the potential of young people to change the world.
MPs, Lords and government officials joined young people at the UK Parliament's House of Lords last night for an evening of speeches and discussion about the lead role young people are already playing to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.
This International Youth Day (Friday 12th August), thousands of young people are taking to the streets, in over 40 countries worldwide, to call on their 1.8 billion peers to seize their moment in history and change the world.
On Thursday 11th August Zambia will elect both a new President and National Assembly, and will be voting in a constitutional referendum to decide whether to amend the bill of rights. This referendum is critical to the lives of youth in Zambia, as the bill of rights currently gives all Zambians the right to food, shelter, employment and healthcare.
Eva Tolage, a young campaigner from Malinzanga, Tanzania, and her classmates from Mlowa School travelled to the National Parliament in Dodoma to speak with the Prime Minister and other high-level members of the Tanzanian Government to present their demands in person.
Almost 1,000 young people participated in the inaugural Restless Triathlon, a family day out providing a unique opportunity for young people to combine the fun of fundraising and sport.
On April 25th 2015, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, killing over 8,000 people and injuring more than 21,000.
Villages were destroyed leaving houses and schools flattened. Today marks one year since the earthquake, we are highlighting the work that young people have led to rebuild their country.