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Global Commons Youth Campaign Steering Group

Restless Development and Global Commons Alliance are recruiting a new Youth Campaign Steering group that will convene and support young people to understand and create awareness of the global commons and the science Based Target for Nature.

Annual Young Leaders Survey: What are young people saying?

Restless Development conducted its Annual Young Leaders survey with current volunteers and alumni who led our work in 2021. Young people who lead our work are our greatest asset. There are a wide range of ways in which young people volunteer their time and lead our work. Young leaders work with us as community based …

Finnah’s story 

In Finnah’s community, teenage pregnancy and early marriage are problems facing many girls. “I grew up in Badala/Iyisia village in Sierra Leone. There are limited opportunities here for young people to make the best out of their lives. We are a loving family even though none of the children were fortunate enough to go to …

Sitta’s story

“People who receive an education are exposed to a wide range of opportunities. Now I provide for my needs and have my own business as a hairdresser.”  Education can be life changing, helping girls shape their own future, on their terms.  But in countries such as Sierra Leone, where 17 year old Sitta lives, systemic …

Youth Power in a Pandemic Report

The State of Youth Civil Society. While everyone has been profoundly affected by the pandemic, this generation of young people now face challenges unlike any other. They face overlapping crises – from physical and mental health emergencies to the climate crisis to economic hardships. They are in a world where their future cannot be taken …

Restless Global Strategy 2022-2030

At the heart of everything we do is Youth Power. Against a backdrop of current and future challenges, our new global strategy sets out our vision and plan to support youth power to create a better world.

Youth Power in a Pandemic: Launch

We are launching the latest State of Youth Civil Society report – Youth Power in a Pandemic.  The State of Youth Civil Society report is a global, youth-led publication that looks back over the past year and forward into the next to explore the realities that youth civil society and social movements are experiencing.  To …