When? Starting now, until September 2015
Where? At both regional and national level
Why? The post-2015 development agenda process is arriving at a critical stage which will require our intensified advocacy efforts. The campaign is aiming to ensure that we, young people are placed in the center of the future development agenda, which can only be achieved with our full participation.
The coordination of the campaign is ensured by a Regional Youth Leadership Group that is composed of representatives of the following youth networks/institutions: ASTRA Youth, PETRI Center Sofia, Y-SAFE, Y-PEER, YouAct, Youth Coalition, in a close collaboration with the Youth Cluster in UNFPA Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia and UNFPA Country Offices.
Regional Youth Leadership Group
How to contribute
- Write an article about youth priorities
- Share resources for the Library
- Take a selfie with a message
- Develop a national advocacy campaign
If you want to contribute, write us an email at [email protected]
I love being part of the Youth Voice Campaign because it shows how the young people can make a change, work in a team and prepare and implement an advocacy campaign! I believe that the decisions on youth policies should be taken with the active participation of young people!
I’m glad to be involved in Regional Youth Leadership Group, coordinating „Youth Voice” Campaign on behalf of ASTRA Youth and have a chance to cooperate with many great regional youth networks.
This campaign is a chance for me to contribute to the collective voice of young people, whose sexual and reproductive health and rights must be recognized and realized.
As a person from CEE region, I highly appreciate that the campaign has a regional focus, as neglecting youth needs&rights is common in Central and Eastern Europe countries. As young people we need to make our voices heard on national, regional and global level. The ignorance of youth issues must be stopped!
I’m very proud that ASTRA Youth is considered to be a meaningful partner in this campaign, as for many years we’ve been actively advocating for the realization of youth rights.
“Let the voices be heard”
I believe that every single voice matters and can bring change.
There are so many ways in which our voices can be shared: social networks and blogs to reach the global audiences; or social theater and protests to reach people on the local levels. Unfortunately language barriers build obstacles for communication between many young people in the EECA region. These obstacles should be overcome with the support of volunteers who have the language capacity. That is why I feel that the “Youth Voice” Campaign is such an important event for youths in the EECA region and I feel honored to represent Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights on this platform.
“I dream that youth will be put in the center of the development agenda!”
Being young activist and a person involved in the decision making processes on different levels has showed me what meaningful youth participant means. However not many young people have had the same opportunity as I did. Thus being part of the “Youth Voices” gives me confidence to believe that there are initiatives that could be youth-led and to hope for a better world where young people are fully part of different mechanism for youth participation.
“Empower youth and
watch the world change”
I believe that there’s no better way to tackle youth issues than giving youth power to decide themselves on where to move. I feel that the “Youth Voice” Campaign will bring lots of opinions to the floor.