Imagine if you were to outline the future of youth activism. Imagine if you were to design an innovative activist campaign for young people – something that has never been seen before. What would it look like?
I hope you will share your ideas, campaigns, videos and pictures here at Conversations for a Better World. Starting today, IPPF, International Planned Parenthood Federation, will be leading the conversation “Activism 3.0″. We will be exploring creative and mind-blowing innovations in youth activism – and you are invited to participate.
Show us how it’s done.
This will be a way for you to showcase some of the campaigns, efforts and happenings you are most proud of in an engaging and creative way. Do you have examples of innovative advocacy/activism campaign (by young people) that other young people might find inspiring? As you can see, we have kick-started this discussion with some youth videos below.
We would love to hear from you, too. Blog, tweet and post your ideas at Conversations for a Better World as well as lessons learned and best practices in your community.
Those were the days when we could rely on distributing leaflets in front of parliamentarian forums. In the age of the Internet, connectivity, innovation and information overload, we – youth activists – will need to stand out to get the attention of decision makers, the public, their communities and the media. Future global challenges call for new and innovative ways of doing activism.
Share, blog, tweet, post!
Don’t hesitate to register and showcase top-notch, ground-breaking, compelling, cutting-edge and inspiring youth activism campaigns that we can all learn from, and that may inspire a new, young people in your community to become an activist.
Below are some possible questions to get you started
Emily, 27, is the International Advocacy Associate at International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) based in New York where she coordinates the IPPF/WHR youth advocacy project, “Strengthening Young Leaders on Advocacy and HIV/AIDS” which brings together 10 amazing youth advocates from Latin America and the Caribbean. She also assists with the coordination of IPPF/WHR´s international monitoring efforts at the United Nations including follow-up to the ICPD and Beijing Conference Review processes and the MDGs and HIV/AIDS commitments appraisal at the international level. Emily is originally from San Francisco, CA and has a Master of Science (MSc) in International Health from the Charité Medical University in Berlin, Germany. Her master’s thesis focused on the acceptability of the HPV vaccine in Santiago, Chile. Emily also has a BA in Population and Organismic Biology and a BA in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder.