Africa

Youth call for more engagement in local government

The Commonwealth Local Government Young People’s Forum (CLGYPF) took place on 13-14 May 2013 at the Munyonyo Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Local Governments Conference  (CLGC) .

The youth forum brought together young professionals, elected councillors and other key stakeholders working with local government across the Commonwealth to examine what local […]

1 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Tackling Youth Unemployment

Sierra Leone, a country once riddled by suffering and stagnation caused by years of civil war and gun-toting youth rampaging through the countryside, is now slowly managing to include marginalized youth into participating in national development and social transformation. Youth unemployment is one of the major causes of war in Sierra Leone and a serious […]

31 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Helping rape survivors in Mali to speak up

“The rebels were just at the corner and watching me, recalls one young Malian girl. “When I came out, they forced me in their vehicle and chained my two arms. They were four in the vehicle and they took me to a dark area. Three other girls were also there. They raped us during two […]

31 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Training Beninese Youth in Agribusiness

Cybelle Agossou, the youngest of a family of six children, decided to enroll in a practical training course to become self-employed and help her parents. Today, at age 20, she manages a small soap-making business and employs four people.

Cybelle took an 18-month training course at the SonghaiCenter in Porto-Novo, the political capital of Benin. Supported […]

31 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

In Burundi, young people mobilize to volunteer

29 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Search Begins for Kenya’s Young Green Leaders

29 August 2013|News for Youth|

Global Meeting of the Thematic Consultation on Education in the post-2015 Development Agenda in Dakar, Senegal

29 August 2013|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

UN Women Executive Director calls for bold action to end violence against women and girls during AU Summit

Addis Ababa, 6 February 2013 – Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, recently visited Ethiopia for the 20th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU). Ms. Bachelet advocated for bringing women and youth to the center of Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance and the urgent […]

26 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

As elections approach school kids cast their vote against violence in Kenya

“You are coming with us,” the police officer says as he hauls the man out of the house, his wife crying hysterically behind them. Their daughter was kept home from school to do housework — an illegal form of child abuse—but at home, while her mother is out, her father sexually assaults her.

“Stop, please stop,” […]

26 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|