Youth participation is about young people having the right, means, skills, confidence, support and space to influence decisions and take part in actions which contribute to a more just and equal world.
Activities related to young people’s participation to change the world .
What can you do?
Hold an exhibition in your community of photos or paintings on the theme of participation.
Visit www.takingitglobal.org/themes/mdg to find out ways that young people can participate in making the Millennium Development Goals a reality.
If you are 18 or older, and have not already done so, register to vote.
Dates for your Diary
20 February – Non-violent Resistance Day
8 March – International Women’s Day
21 March – International Day Against Racism
5 June – World Environment Day
12 August – International Youth Day
20 November – Universal Children’s Day
10 December – Human Rights Day
Changing your World: Toolkit for Young Campaigners (2005). YCare International
Children Changing their World: Understanding and Evaluating Children’s Participation in Development (2004). Plan International