Resilient Realities: Stories of Youth Resilience and Resistance

Monday 21st September. 2PM UTC Register below to join five powerful youth activists from around the world as they share their personal stories of resilience and resistance in the face of the COVID19 response and recovery in their communities through storytelling, art, poetry and music. Find out more about the Resilient Research project and researchers. …

A Digital Dilemma

Accountability and Inclusion in the Time of Covid-19. On Wednesday 9th September at 12pm GMT we are co-hosting an online interactive session with Civicus, Accountable Now and Keystone Accountability on ‘A Digital Dilemma: Accountability and Inclusion in the Time of Covid-19’. This event will bring together different organisations and sectors to share their experiences and ideas for ensuring more …

Youth share COVID-19 response efforts

How are you coping? How are you responding? How are you and your networks getting through this pandemic together? These are some of the questions we discussed on International Youth Day,  at our 9th Youth Power Solidarity Meetup,  with more than 100 young people attending from over 30 countries across Latin America, Asia, Africa, and …

Lebo’s Story

Empowering silenced civil society voices. “We have always done our work at a local level without thinking of broadening our working relations but through the coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) that Restless Development created we have learned that together we can do more.“ – Lebo, Programmes Assistant, Yomelela Community Support Organisation, South Africa Over …

Show your solidarity on International Youth Day

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.

Four stories of youth resilience from around the world.

As we celebrate this year’s International Youth Day, we find ourselves living in a new era of incredible resilience. Young people everywhere have been showing their resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting not just themselves but their communities too. These four stories of young people from the UK, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and …

Aisha’s story

“When I wake up, I write to do tasks for the day. I make sure my passion is in whatever is my task, and my passion is always young people.” Aisha is 24 years old and lives and works as a volunteer in Makole ward in Dodoma municipality in  Tanzania. Teenage pregnancies, HIV, gender based …

The Youth Fund: COVID-19 Action.

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. The succesful applicants will be selected by our Youth Compact Champions; a panel of young people with a wealth of experience. Funding …

Youth worldwide discuss youth movements, past and present.

How can young people organise to deliver real social change? This is the question we asked ourselves, at our 7th Youth Power Solidarity Meetup with the Youth Power Panel on Wednesday the 29th July.  We discussed youth movements, past and present, and how we could make our organising, empowering, effective and decentralised.  It was a …