Raising Voices, Demanding Rights: Enabling young people to engage with duty-bearers in difficult contexts
Sexual and reproductive health and rights
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SeriesMy Rights My Voice
Document typeCase 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.
The approach which seems to set My Rights, My Voice apart from many other youth programmes is the way in which it has enabled young people to engage with duty-bearers to advocate for their rights – even in some of the fragile and conservative contexts in which it works. This case study explores the key learning from this approach.