News

30 Jun 15,
Nepal

The earthquakes and numerous aftershocks in Nepal left many children and young people at risk, and put a halt to the entire education system in the country. This could have a serious impact on literacy rates in the country, which had previously reached 98% in 2013 from 83% in 2010. The risk of trafficking and exploitation is now greater for girls, many of whom were made homeless by the quake and could not go to school.

23 Jun 15,
UK

Right now, there are more young people on earth than ever before in human history.

This is one incredible opportunity. But today too many children and young people are excluded, marginalised, and vulnerable. This affects them, their families and communities.

12 Jun 15,
International

In the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours an OBE has been awarded to Nik Hartley, CEO of Restless Development - the youth-led international development agency - for services to young people.

12 Jun 15,
International

The world has more young people than ever before, but for how long? Are we approaching Peak Youth?

29 May 15,
International

Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES-Ghana) and Restless Development are excited to release the Report ‘The Ghana Youth Data Gap: Implications for Accountability in the Post-2015 Framework’.

26 May 15,
Sierra Leone

As Sierra Leone marks a year since its first Ebola case, Restless Development’s more than 2,000 Ebola Community Mobilisers are speaking up for Sierra Leonean youth. They are beating this crisis and they are showing the world they are #MoreThanEbola.

22 May 15,
International

We are launching a new practical guide to power, rights and participation in the context of the post-2015 process alongside Actionaid, British Youth Council and Plan UK. The content is adaptable to suit different levels of knowledge and familiarity with the issues, and local, national or international level advocacy.

20 May 15,
International

This week Member States meet again in New York to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically on “follow-up and review” - how will we collectively ensure we achieve the goals, see where we are failing, who is being left behind, and hold duty-bearers accountable. Here we identify the key issues at stake and our recommendations.

13 May 15,
Nepal

A second major earthquake struck Nepal; just two weeks after the initial 7.8 magnitude quake hit the country. Restless Nepal staff and young volunteers have been tirelessly working with partners, providing relief efforts in hard to reach districts since the first earthquake.

11 May 15,
ZAMBIA

The midwives4all campaign event brought together midwives, adolescents, community members, policy makers and donors to discuss the role of midwives in reducing maternal mortality with a focus on adolescents.

 

29 Apr 15,
Nepal

Many of our staff and volunteers have been affected by the initial 7.8 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks, which devastated Nepal on Saturday.

For 14 years Restless Development has had an active network of thousands of young volunteers in 36 out of 75 districts in Nepal, six of which have been hit by the earthquake.

28 Apr 15,
International

As part of our Case for Space project , we will be working with 19 talented young researchers from around the globe to try and answer the following question:

“What is the enabling environment (necessary conditions and structures) that ensures children and young people have access to their rights, can influence decisions, and have improved livelihoods?”

23 Apr 15,
ZAMBIA

Restless Development Zambia has been awarded with a Governor's Recognition Award for their fantastic work in Financial Education. Yet again they have been recognised as the Civil Society Organisation in Zambia leading on youth led financial literacy work, for both in school and out of school youth.

02 Apr 15,
UK

Restless Development volunteers have written an open letter to all British Parliamentarians, calling on them to engage more with young people.

26 Mar 15,
Sierra Leone

Musa had left his family to work in the capital as a private driver. When he decided to move back to his community - Moyamba Junction - to support and protect his parents, he found a place heavily hit by Ebola.

25 Mar 15,
International

We are honoured to announce that Restless Development was elected as one of four Organising Partners in September 2014 of the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY). Having supported young people to engage and influence policy-making spaces at the highest level, this is an exciting opportunity for us to strengthen the voices of young people in the official United Nations space for children and young people.

24 Mar 15,
International

MGCY Position paper on Indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals

24 Mar 15,
UK

To mark World Tuberculosis Day, young people from across the UK will be dressed as giant pills and members of the pharmaceutical industry and pushed into a paddling pool outside parliament, to act out an alternative system for developing medicines that would prioritise human need over profit.

17 Mar 15,
UK

MPs and election hopefuls fulfilled their dreams of taking part in the Crystal Maze on Tuesday when they joined Restless Development volunteers and staff outside Parliament, raising awareness of the Tax Dodging Bill Campaign.

13 Mar 15,
International

On Thursday 13th March, the presenters and reporters of TV and Radio news battled it out to be crowned champions of the Ultimate News Quiz, raising £91,500 for Restless Development and Action for Children