We train young people to collect data, build a picture of problems facing communities, and hold their leaders to account to fix them.
The Indian and Tanzanian government’s have committed to achieving gender equality by 2030 and laid out a number of targets to ensure women and girls have better access to family planning resources by 2020. We support youth advocates to ensure they make good on these commitments. At the same time we hope to build a replicable model for successful youth-led advocacy.
A learner today, is a leader tomorrow. This is my motto in lifeShishu, Youth Accountability Advocate
We have built a coalition of youth-led organisations and partners to form a Youth Collective, in order to amplify youth representation and create a conduit for sharing national findings and stories at key global and regional moments to maintain the pressure and secure gender equitable policy making.
We train young volunteers to become Youth Accountability Advocates in Delhi, Patna, Ranchi and Jaipur.
We train young people with the skills and expertise they need to hold the government to account. This training includes:
- How to gather and process data in order to identify priority issues and evidence their claims and demands.
- How to build coalitions and partnerships with other organisations working towards the same goals.
- How to lead campaigns, amplify their voices and advocate for change at the local and national levels.
- How to demand and secure increased transparency and accountability from decision makers.
This programme is delivered in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.