YOUTH CAMPAIGNING IN “10 DAYS OF ACTIVISM”
Want to see how young people from 50 countries all over the world find a way to come together in action for 10 days?
There are 1.8 billion young people in the world today, who make up 1/3rd of the world’s population. Below 90% of them live in developing countries – a number that will increase in the next 20 years. Y-PEER launches a 10-days campaign between July 1st – 10th, 2011 within the International Year of Youth (IYY). The goal of the campaign is to bring young people and youth organizations from 50 countries around the world together, unite forces and make their voice heard on youth issues including sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). “10 Days of Activism” will take place simultaneously at national, regional and international levels and will be matched by a social media campaign.
Young people between the ages of 10 and 24 comprise more than 25% of the world’s population. They have diverse needs in regards to their sexual and reproductive health and rights, which must be met through policies, legislation and programmes to fully enable them to realize their rights.
Y-PEER, the Youth Peer Education network, is launching the 10 Days of Activism Campaign – a platform for young people and youth organizations from 50 countries all over the world where they can raise their voice on youth issues including SRHR needs, get in line with governments and work together to turn commitments into actions.
During the campaign, all participants are invited to organize and conduct various activities and events, which will promote youth involvement and assert the need to include young people in the decision making process that affects their health and rights. For 10 days they will be strengthening dialogue with local government representatives, leading seminars, participating in radio and TV shows, organizing photo and video contests and much more. All of these activities will be shared and promoted through major social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to bring international attention to local actions.
You can join, support and follow everything that happens during the campaign on the website – www.10daysofactivism.com.