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A glimpse of Youth Power action around the world.
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.
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.
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.
On the 12th of March 2016, Restless Development Zimbabwe ICS (International Citizenship Service) Volunteers, hosted an awareness campaign focusing on HIV and AIDS in Ushewokunze (Ushe), a high density suburb in Harare. The campaign was the first of its kind in the area, and attracted a crowd of 500 people.