If you could change just ONE thing in your society, what would it be? Take an active part in the Youth Conference in Istanbul, 9-11 of May, 2011. Blog, tweet, post, or speak up like these young video bloggers. We also asked people from other generations what their advise would be to young people. Tell us how you are changing the world you live in.
Being amyself, I felt constant motivation that young people can improve their lives and for that we need to mobilize and use all our efforts to make our voices counted when decisions, that affect us, are made.
I often see the situations in my region in which the rights of young people are violated, young people have great ideas and initiatives but do not receive sufficient support to realize them, they happen to be in crisis situation and have no information about the support system, they may have no access to basic services, and all these leads to insecurity.
Unless we speak up, we will not focus the attention of those who have power and make decisions, to help us solve the problems.
And we have a great chance to do so during the upcoming Youth Conference for young people from Central Asia and Eastern Europe organized by the United Nations Population Fund. This conference will bring young people and decision makers.
The Conference will focus on the three main areas:
I encourage you to be actively involved before, during and after the conference.
You can do it online by:
Remember, we can make a difference! Also, don’t miss these blog-posts from young people who have responded to my question via blog-posts:
Malika, 24, has been an educator of Y-PEER network since 2003. Graduated foreign languages faculty at the International Turkish Kazakh University. Interested in development issues and is a current Y-PEER PETRI Sofia fellow.