Op 12 augustus is het de Internationale dag van de Jeugd. Kinderen en jongeren hebben niet alleen het recht hun stem te laten horen.Hun visie op maatscahppelijke onderwerpen en betrokkenheid bij de samenleving zijn van onschatbare waarde voor een betere wereld en een positieve toekomst.
Jongeren hebben het recht op vrijheid
Young people should be treated with respect while given enough freedom to express and understand themselves.
For 15 year old Akili from Tanzania, the road to independence came with a lot of hurdles. She dropped out of school, was overloaded with house chores, trafficked, sexually abused, and finally exploited without pay as a child domestic worker. After she was identified and referred to our partner Kiwohede, Akili could finally develop her skills and become independent.
Young people deserve a bright future
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in severe economic and social impacts around the world. Young people are particularly vulnerable to the disruptions the pandemic has caused.
Staying at home is dangerous for Emelda: when she goes home, she will get mutilated. Vulnerable children, like Emelda, are at risk worldwide due to the corona crisis. They cannot go to school and therefore miss their safe place.
Young people deserve quality education
Youth can be a positive force for development when provided with the knowledge and opportunities they need to thrive.
Priya was married at the age of 15 to a 21- year old boy from the same village.
“My parents wanted me to get married early”, said Priya. “I had to discontinue my education after marriage. I never thought I would continue my studies again”, she added.
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