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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.

Related Activities

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 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 Day8 March - International Women's Day21 March - International Day Against Racism5 June - World Environment Day12 August - International Youth Day20 November - Universal Children's Day10 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