ELIZABETH’S STORY

Young girls like Elizabeth are breaking barriers through education and setting an example to inspire others. Limited access to education for girls in rural Sierra Leone poses a significant challenge. Discriminatory practices often rooted in cultural norms and economic disparities hinder girls from receiving the life-changing education they deserve. Elizabeth is a 12-year-old young girl …

LOOKING BACK AT YOUTH POWER IN 2023!

As we leave 2023 behind, the incredible stories of resilience and the impact of Youth Power shine bright.  This year was not without disruptions and challenges, yet young people continued to advocate and act to demand a better future. Whether it’s holding governments accountable for Climate Change or campaigning for accessible Sexual and Reproductive Health …

JOSEPH’S STORY

Agriculture is my way of life, and I believe it will not only secure my future but also empower my community to thrive. Joseph Joseph Nicodemus Dominick is a young leader and agriprenuer from Manyara, Tanzania. His story is a testament to the power of determination, education, and community support. Joseph has transformed his life …

2023/4 Youth Report consultation in partnership with UNESCO

Are you a young person below 35 or a youth led/focused community group working on education? We want to work with you! The Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report is partnering with Restless Development  to mobilize youth globally to inform the development of the 2024 Youth Report, exploring how technology can address various education challenges, including issues of …

GLOBAL ANNUAL REPORT 2022

At the heart of everything we do is Youth Power. We believe young people’s collective power can lead us all through the world’s greatest challenges.That’s why we train, mentor, support and connect thousands of young people all over the planet to work together to solve some of the biggest challenges of today. In the past …

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Walking the Talk: Restless Development welcomes new members to our board!

In line with our power-shifting strategy and the principles of inclusivity, diversity and gender parity, we are proud to announce the new Global Chair, Deputy Chair and Trustees of our Global Board. As an organisation truly committed to ‘walking the talk’ on powershifting, we now have one of the youngest, most diverse charity boards in …

Young activists are leading feminist movements worldwide, says a new report.

But at what personal cost? All around the world we are witnessing attacks on the rights of women and girls. The global roll-back of rights is coordinated, well-funded and gaining momentum everywhere. Research by Restless Development found that whilst young feminists are largely optimistic about the future, their resilience is waning, and without a concerted …

Devika’s Story

“We often hear that young people are the leaders of tomorrow, I believe we are the leaders of tomorrow but our job starts today.” Devika is a biotechnology, chemistry and zoology student living in Bangalore, India. She was 16 years old when she decided to tackle the detrimental impacts of single-use plastics. This was when …

Parvathi’s Story

Young people are experiencing the devastating effects of the climate crisis all across the world from rising temperatures and extreme heat weaves to drought. Young people are responding to this crisis urgently and continue to work for a sustainable future. Parvati is a 28-year-old Youth Climate Champion working with Restless Development on the Youth Climate …

Akash’s Story

Around the world, we’re seeing clear evidence that our climate is changing. Floods, drought, temperature, air pollution have been increasing every year. Climate change is making life harder for young people who already struggle to get clean water. Akash Mishra, is 21 years old, currently living in Bangalore, volunteering as a Youth Climate Champion with …