Activists from the Students Stop Campaign and Restless Development massed outside the European Commission offices in London on the 6th February to demand Europe stops its attack on India’s generic medicine industry. AIDS and public health activists say the EC is using Free Trade Agreement negotiations to force India to accept terms that would amount to Europe ‘closing down the pharmacy of the world’.
Three of our young alumni from Zambia, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe joined 2,400 participants from 88 countries at the second International Conference on Family Planning in Dakar, Senegal, from 29th November – 2nd December 2011.
Last month saw the release of the latest and special edition of ‘Participatory Learning and Action’ – the world’s leading informal journal on participatory approaches and methods – bringing the realised potential of young people across Africa into excitingly sharp focus. What’s more, Restless Development’s very own Jessica Greenhalf, Uganda Country Programme Director is guest editor!
Over the last few months, the Youth Engagement Team from Restless Development’s International Programmes unit have been supporting a young campaigner from Channel 4’s Battlefront programme in her quest to promote peer-to-peer sex and relationships education (SRE) in schools around the UK.