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Participation

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 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 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

 

Links

www.developmenteducation.iewww.takingitglobal.org/themeswww.partnerships.org.ukwww.concern.net/developmentwww.trocaire.org/educationwww.oxfam.iewww.actionaidireland.orgwww.plan.ie

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