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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.
Defining the role that civil society organisations play in supporting government efforts. A lesson from our Tikambe 'Let’s Talk' Project.
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.
Yesterday, the Department For International Development (DFID) published its Youth Agenda - their plan for how young people will be put at the heart of development. Don’t mistake it for just another PDF on a website. This is a landmark moment for the young people around the world. And here’s why...
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.