Youth

Bénin : le harcèlement sexuel dans l’éducation, un frein Á  la scolarisation des filles

Bénin : le harcèlement sexuel dans l’éducation, un frein Á  la scolarisation des filles

Cotonou, 26 février: Au Bénin, le harcèlement sexuel des filles Á  l’école est un phénomène courant. D’après une étude sur l’apprentissage participatif entre élèves concernant des jeunes filles de 11-19 ans et des parents, 53% des élèves du primaire et du secondaire ont déclaré avoir subi des attouchements inappropriés, des pressions, avoir été contraints de supporter des blagues Á  connotation sexuelle ou ont été tout simplement témoins de ces attitudes. Environ la moitié des petites béninoises sont scolarisées mais beaucoup arrêtent l’école avant la fin du cycle primaire ou secondaire. Et 43 % des élèves du secondaire et 80% du primaire disent connaître des filles qui ont abandonné l’école en raison de violences sexistes.

World Radio Day celebrates ‘youth and radio’

13 February marks the celebration of World Radio Day. The media in Southern Africa joins the rest of the world to celebrate the 2015 World Radio Day under the banner Youth and Radio. Particular interest in this year’s thence comes about, as there is gross underrepresentation of the youth in the media

Cinq filles des communes rurales enclavées de Madagascar attendent beaucoup du président Rajaonarimampianina

Cinq filles des communes rurales enclavées de Madagascar attendent beaucoup du président Rajaonarimampianina

Cinq filles des communes rurales malgaches ont été reçues par le président malgache en décembre dernier et ont pu lui faire part des problèmes de leurs communes. Si cette rencontre a été pour elles «inoubliable », un mois après, rien n’a changé dans leur localité, le président ayant été confronté Á  des soucis politiques.

Teenagers interviewing problems

Patriarchal discourse has lead to the marginalisation of women, children and teenagers. The aims of this research were to deconstruct patriarchal discourse; to empower teenagers to speak out for themselves; to facilitate teenagers” identifying, questioning and “interviewing” of important problems in their lives, and to let teenagers” voices be heard by adults. Post-modern social construction discourse, post-modern and feminist theologies were used to challenge patriarchal discourse. A narrative, pastoral approach was used to assist teenagers to accomplish these aims. Using externalisation, three problems (Depression; Drugs and Alcohol; Verbal, Physical and Sexual Abuse) were exposed for what they really are, and how they influence many teenagers” lives. Alternative stories of how teenagers stand up against these problems were told. The teenagers decided to inform parents and teachers of their lived experiences in three letters. These three interesting, innovative letters are included in this dissertation.

The Africa we want: A youth vision for the post 2015 development agenda

The Voice Africa’s Future campaign raises common concerns, challenges and aspirations of young people across Africa and engaged in consultation to find out what kind of future the youth of Africa want. The overarching theme of youth development and empowerment as well as the other themes, goals and targets are explained.

The Youth Voice: Speaking change

The Youth Voice newsletter is committed to voicing the concerns of the youth and empowering them to meaningfully participate in development processes of Uganda. Every youth is a valuable asset in the process of transformation in a society. This edition brings our latest and most up to date activities and the voices of the young people and other stakeholders who demonstrate what has been achieved.

The Youth Voice Newsletter 2013

The Youth Voice newsletter is committed to voicing the concerns of the youth and empowering them to meaningfully participate in development processes of Uganda. Every youth is a valuable asset in the process of transformation in a society. This issue has updates on major youth events in the country and the on-going Youth Voices project

Promoting youth participation in development: A study report on the analysis of the implementation of the African Youth Charter in Uganda, 2014

Promotion of youth participation in development is a key policy, legal and institutional objective of any state. Youth constitute the majority of the workforce and consequently those who are most affected by policies, laws and programmes and participation in development is a legal right and an obligation that the government should fulfil for the bearers of the rights, in this case the youth.

African Youth Development Link has been promoting youth participation for a long time and the youth are aware of various programmes promoting their development. However, despite Uganda being one of the main proposers of the African Youth Charter, the country has not reported on its progress for the last four years. A study on the status of Uganda’s implementation of the Charter involved contextualisation of youth participation in development.

This report is a starting point for empirical research, advocacy programmes and lobbying efforts to promote youth participation in development in Uganda.

November 10, 2014 Themes: Economics | Youth Programs: Booklet | Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Namibia: I call him ‘Superman’

Namibia: I call him ‘Superman’

Windhoek, 15 June: My Father lost his father at the tender age of 12-years old and my late grandmother raised him and his siblings. Being the eldest was a lot of pressure, but he rose to the challenge. After school, he worked part-time to contribute to the household and help get his siblings through school. When I think back to when I was twelve, I can’t even imagine having managed such a feat. That’s just one of the reasons I call him Superman.

Southern Africa: Youth called to move the gender agenda

Southern Africa: Youth called to move the gender agenda

Youth have been called to be more proactive and take an interest in gender equality issues. Speaking at the opening of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol@Work Summit that kicked off on 26 May 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa, Emma Kaliya said the youth must take advantage of the presence of the old generation and draw from their wisdom to move the gender agenda forward.