Girls Engagement for Global Action!!!
Young people are the live wire for any society or nation. If the energy of young people are harnessed, it can bring positive changes to any society. Also, for any country, investing and strengthening the voices of its girls is the smartest investment it can make.
Rise Up - Levantemos and Cummins Africa Middle East supported 60 girls in Lagos, Nigeria to have their capacity built on leadership, advocacy and public engagement to drive discourse and demand for change on girls issue in their communities.
Enabling the engagement of youth in formal political mechanisms does increase the fairness of political processes by reducing democratic deficits, contributes to better and more sustainable policies, and also has symbolic importance that can further contribute to restore trust in public institutions, especially among youth. Moreover, the vast majority of challenges humanity currently faces, such as the COVID-19 outbreak and climate change require concerted global action and the meaningful engagement and participation of young people to be addressed effectively.
On this International Day of Youth, we join the rest of the world to demand for more engagement of youth in policy and governance.
The world cannot progress without the meaningful engagement of young people!!!
Happy International Youth Day 2020!!!