This toolkit is for young activists, volunteers, students and agents of change! It offers a step-by-step guide to help plan, implement or improve advocacy initiatives on young people’s participation in decision making and development processes. It can be used by young advocates, programme designers, coordinators and others who work with young people, and will be helpful to build the capacity of young advocates to promote meaningful youth participation for development.
The Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES-Ghana) welcomes and celebrates young people’s meaningful participation at all levels.
In pursuing our main aim of supporting young people to exercise and realize their potential as agents of change, we promote a rights based approach that prioritises the empowerment of young people. This enables young people to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to make informed choices about their well-being.
There is much to be done in the area of youth-led advocacy. We hope that this toolkit is a step in the right direction – and that it will inspire and equip young people to be advocates for change wherever they find themselves.