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Young people in activism - Sena Atici

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Movements led by children and young people are growing bigger and bigger. Looking at Greta Thunberg and young climate strikers around the world to young people in America marching for their lives (MarchForOurLives), we have seen a rise in youth-led movements. These young people have started social change and are making adults change their minds. What can we learn from children and young people's campaigns? Presentation from ECF Europe 2019. https://europe.ecampaigningforum.com How can we make our own campaigns more appealing to younger generations? And finally, how can we empower children and young people to make their voices heard?

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Young people in activism - Sena Atici

  1. 1. Children and young people in activism Sena Atici, Campaigns Coordinator – Amnesty International UK Committee member, AIUK Children’s Human Rights Network ECF EUROPE 2019
  2. 2. Children and young people in activism OVERVIEW ECF EUROPE 2019 Popular movements led by children and young people Start and success of these movements Amnesty International UK’s work with children and young people Dos and Don’ts What we can learn from children and young people How we can help them in their activism
  3. 3. Children and young people in activism ECF EUROPE 2019 INTRODUCTION
  4. 4. Children and young people in activism POPULAR MOVEMENTS LED BY CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ECF EUROPE 2019
  5. 5. Children and young people in activism POPULAR MOVEMENTS LED BY CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ECF EUROPE 2019
  6. 6. Children and young people in activism HOW DID THESE MOVEMENTS START? ECF EUROPE 2019 Children have enough information on the issue Issues that affect them on a personal level Lack of trust in adults to make change Lack of trust in governments to take action
  7. 7. Children and young people in activism SUCCESS IN THESE MOVEMENTS ECF EUROPE 2019 Appealing to a big part of the population Media and social media attention More attention because they are children (unusual)
  8. 8. Children and young people in activism AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UK’S WORK ECF EUROPE 2019
  9. 9. Children and young people in activism RISE UP ECF EUROPE 2019
  10. 10. Children and young people in activism CHILDREN’S HUMAN RIGHTS NETWORK ECF EUROPE 2019
  11. 11. Children and young people in activism CHILDREN’S HUMAN RIGHTS NETWORK ECF EUROPE 2019
  12. 12. Children and young people in activism AIUK’S SUCCESS IN WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ECF EUROPE 2019
  13. 13. Children and young people in activism DOs AND DON’Ts ECF EUROPE 2019  Don’t assume knowledge  Do provide knowledge  Don’t be patronising  Be empowering  Don’t talk about and on behalf of them (when possible)  Make sure they are part of the conversation
  14. 14. Children and young people in activism WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ECF EUROPE 2019 A movement that starts slow doesn’t mean lack of success Importance of patience Importance of innovation Every cause is worth fighting for There is no age to make change happen Children are not our future, they are our present
  15. 15. Children and young people in activism WAYS WE CAN SUPPORT THESE ACTIVISTS ECF EUROPE 2019 Tools Resources/Knowledge Support Dos and Don’ts Believe in them
  16. 16. QUESTIONS? ECF EUROPE 2019

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