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.
We need to make the case for space – and that means defending, promoting and calling for youth action. By taking our survey, you’re directly contributing to our strategy for making this case.
Every day, youth movements, youth groups and civil society organisations tackle injustice, defeat poverty and create opportunities the world over.
Take Brabim – one of our Global Young Researchers.
When the Nepal Earthquake struck in April this year, Brabim’s team at the Association of Youth Organisations mobilised thousands of young volunteers. They were on the ground instantly, providing support, comfort and help to the thousands of stranded citizens.
Ani, a Global Young Researcher, beginning the development of a research strategy to inform our case for space at the Global Young Researchers Lab in Berlin.
We know the impact that child and youth organisations, and youth movements, can have.
But every day, young people, youth organisations and civil society face harassment, abuse, and restrictions. Even if they don’t, the difficulties of funding, legalities, approval and accreditation – to name a few - can stop vital work from continuing.
We’re working to change this. To do that, we want our actions to be based on the real lives and voices of children and youth – from the most active to the most marginalised.
If you work in a child-focused, youth-led or youth-focused organisation, or are part of a youth-led/student movement, then we’re asking for your input. Our survey should take 20 minutes to complete and all answers are anonymous. The deadline is Friday, July 17, 23:59 GMT. For more information on Case for Space and our future opportunities to be involved, please see www.caseforspace.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This survey is part of a research project entitled Case for Space: A project to strengthen the environment for children and youth development, commissioned by Restless Development, in partnership with War Child UK, and Youth Business International. The project is implemented by Youth Policy Labs, in conjunction with 19 Global Young Researchers from around the world.
Gioel and Hilary, two Global Young Researchers on the Case for Space project, at the recent Global Young Researchers Lab in Berlin which kicked off the research phase to inform our case for space.