Youth

Use our directory of organisations working to support and advance young people around the world. Find resources on key youth issues such as youth activism, youth leadership and health issues facing young people.

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Children

Learn about children's rights and many other important issues that affects them around the world such as family disintegration, malnutrition, family violence, forced migration, childhood obesity, bullying and children's education. 

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Girls

One of the most vulnerable segment of today's society, they face many obstacles since birth and during their lifetime. You can find here resources on many important matters such as girls' empowerment, healthy development, sexual education and girls' rights.

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Youth Activism

We are never too young to become leaders, and it’s never too soon to get involved in the decision-making of our societies. Malala Yousafzai, Greta Thunberg and Emma Gonzales are great examples of youth activism. They have shown the world that young people have a powerful voice and an overpowering will to change the future of the world.

Childhood Obesity

Named by the WHO as "one of the most serious public health challenges", obesity in children is reaching alarming levels in many countries of the world. Sedentary lifestyle and the increase in junk food consumption are some of the reasons behind this growing problem that has a significant impact on both physical and psychological health, and can have lasting consequences such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

Children's Rights

We all share the same human rights in general, but children have some specific rights that are adapted, to the fact that a child depends on an adult to receive nurture and guidance during their development. These include the right to health, education, family life, play and recreation, an adequate standard of living and protection against abuse.

Zero Tolerance

This Immigration Law lasted from April till June 2018, and is the reason behind the 2,047 children who were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, several of this detained children have died under US government custody. After worldwide condemnation, Trump signed an executive order to stop families' separation, but because of many failures that were made during separation, is uncertain if families can reunite.

Bullying

Bullies are made, not born, and it’s an issue that directly depends on parenting. Every day, thousands of children worldwide suffers some form of aggressive behavior from school peers, this behavior is usually constant and causes serious and lasting consequences, both for the bully and for the victim. Find here information on activists and organisations working to put an end on this life changing problem.

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I am eleven:

documentary about 11-years-olds' from around the world 

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Niñas No Madres

Latin America regional campaign 

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Teen Speak

Real teens responding to real issues 

Hero of the Month

Kailash Satyarthi

Awarded with the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of the work he has done to stop child labor. He is the founder of many organisations and campaigns, including the Global March against Child Labor, a march of 80,000 km in 103 countries to demand the end of child exploitation. 

Featured Organisation of the Month

Restless Development

A development agency whose mission is to place young people at the forefront of change and development. They believe that if we unleash the power of youth to change our world, every generation will benefit from these actions.

Featured Online Resource of the Month

Taking IT Global

One of the world's leading networks of young people learning about, engaging with, and working towards tackling global challenges and shaping a more inclusive, peaceful and sustainable world.