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Space to Grow: Creating safe spaces to foster youth active citizenship

Space to Grow: Creating safe spaces to foster youth active citizenship
4 pages

Authors
Fooks, Louie

Editors
Davies, Imogen

Publication date
15 Sep 2015

Publisher
Oxfam International

Series
My Rights My Voice

Type
Case study

My Rights, My Voice is an innovative four year global programme which aims to engage marginalized children and youth in their rights to health and education services in eight countries – Afghanistan, Georgia, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Tanzania and Vietnam.

Children and young people have huge potential to transform their lives and communities. With the right skills, support and opportunities they can be a driving force to break the cycle of poverty so many are born into. To help them achieve their potential, their rights to health and education must be fulfilled.

A key feature of the My Rights, My Voice approach to youth engagement has been to develop safe spaces in which young people have been able to learn about their rights to health and education, develop the confidence and skills to speak out, and engage with allies and duty-bearers to advocate around their rights. This case study explores the key learning from this approach. 

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