Two young people have been selected to be part of the UK’s official delegation at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for the first time, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today at the first Youth Summit held at the Department for International Development (DFID).
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.
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.
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.
From now until the 31st July, Member States are meeting at the UN in New York, to finalise the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As part of the negotiations, there is a "Zero Draft" that details what States will be promising to act on. This is our response to the Zero Draft, and what we are pushing for in the final two weeks.
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.
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.
Launching a new guide in partnership with The Pact, and supported by UNAIDS – Strategising with your youth constituency: learning from The PACT experience.
The US Ambassador for Nepal, Peter W. Bodde, along with the USAID Director in Nepal and UNICEF Representative for Nepal, made an official visit to one of Restless Development’s Temporary Learning Centers (TLC) in Lazimpat. The TLCs 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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.