The coronavirus pandemic has changed our world forever.
We find ourselves living in a new era of incredible resilience, where young people are taking action to lead the response and recovery in their communities despite the many risks and challenges they face.
This International Youth Day we want to recognise young people’s resilience in the face of this pandemic, how they’ve coped, how they’ve responded and how they keep adapting to uncertainty in their lives.
You can be part of youth-led action this International Youth Day.
Resilience needs organising.
Hundreds of young people will join our Youth Power Solidarity Meet Up today [3pm BST] to talk about how you are coping with and responding to the pandemic.
Resilience needs resourcing.
If you are a youth organisation taking action against COVID19, we want to support you. The Youth Fund, is a new fund designed by young people to support youth action around the world.
Resilience needs reform.
In September we will be launching new youth-led research shedding a light on how youth civil society is responding to the COVID-19 crisis and the type of reform needed to strengthen the youth response and recovery. Be one of the first to receive the report by signing up below.
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Young people are leading the response to COVID-19, helping to save lives and support our communities, both online and offline. Our voices need to be heard, so we can keep leading our communities to a new and better normalDaniel, one of the young researchers
Stories of resilience.
There are countless stories of young people who have shown incredible resilience in the face of this pandemic.
When her work improving young people’s sexual health and rights was disrupted by COVID-19, she found new ways to serve her community.
Despite her own economic hardships, she volunteered in her community to stop the spread of COVID-19 and help them get through this together.
When Halimatu realised that communities didn’t have access to soap and clean water to protect themselves from COVID-19, she helped install ‘tippy taps’, a hands-free way for communities to wash their hands.
She continued her work advocating for women and girls by volunteering at a COVID-19 helpline.
From the blog.
Informal networks key to youth-led COVID-19 response in China
We are supporting young people to respond to the pandemic.Find out how.