Positive parenting in sub-Saharan Africa is undeveloped and fundamentally inadequate. Few countries have policies that focus specifically on positive parenting or a framework for parenting into which this is integrated and defined as a priority. Given the significance of enabling …
Last week, disturbing media reports surfaced about the tragic death of Nthatisi Bembe (12), allegedly at the hands of her parents. This tragic incident is another sad reminder of the precarious position that children find themselves in. This gruesome incident …Read More
It’s International Youth Day on the 12th of August. Madagascar-based NGO Youth First, a member of MenEngage Africa Youth, reflects on the state of youth in 2020 as the world observes this annual commemoration in the two questions we posed …Read More
On International Youth Day – Wednesday, 12 August 2020 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon CAT, MenEngage Africa and Sonke Gender Justice will be hosting a webinar to highlight the contributions of African youths to reducing the impact of Covid-19 …Listen
“Getting the youth involved in development issues will bring positive changes to societies. Give the youth a chance and mentorship opportunities. Their role in development cannot be over emphasised” – International Youth Day 2020 message from Dr Chimamaka Asogwa, Executive …Listen
The voices of young people are rarely heard or considered in development matters in many countries around the world. What is the solution to this? Teboho Potsane, a Lesotho member of MenEngage Africa Youth, says young people must stand on …Watch
Youth are by nature creative, innovative, energetic and vibrant. It is these traits that allow youth to design and formulate various ideas and projects globally. These ideas and projects when designed correctly are usually geared towards tackling various global issues …Read More
This year’s International Youth Day theme “Youth Engagement for Global Action”, could not have come at a better time than now. Young people across the world are calling for their inclusion in governance and decision making platforms. The United Nations …Read More
“Youth Engagement for Global Action” Background The International Youth Day (IYD), celebrated on 12th August each year, was established by the United Nations in 2000 as a means of raising awareness of issues affecting young people around the world. Each …Read More
At the height of the Covid-19 lockdown in Uganda, he took it upon himself to ensure that young people and other community members around the capital, Kampala – who would have otherwise not been able to collect their antiretroviral medication …Listen
Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization, established in 2006. Today, Sonke has established a growing presence on the African continent and plays an active role internationally. Sonke works to create the change necessary for men, womxn, young …
Youth from across Africa share their views on the state of the African child in 2020 as the world marks International Day of the African Child on 16 June under challenges posed by Covid-19. https://soundcloud.com/sonkegenderjustice/laura-sang-on-day-of-the-african-child Laura Sang is a young …Listen
It’s International Day of the African Child on 16 June 2020. What is the significance of the day – and what challenges do African youths face today? Ashu Martha Egbe, a member of MenEngage Cameroon’s Youth Network, shares her views.Watch
“Please keep your voice down. I have explained to you already that she used all the money today.” “You will not tell me what to do in my house woman! How can she afford to think of luxurious things right …Read More
Every child has a right to education, best attainable standards of health, and protection from abuse, torture and labour which interfere with the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral, or social development. However, Covid-19 has had an adverse effect on the …Read More
“Don’t forget to wear a mask as you leave the house.” This is a daily reminder to a majority of children and youth as they are sent on errands or as they undertake outdoor activities. In a world that is …Read More
Limited, incomplete or incorrect knowledge and information related to sex, sexuality and sexual and reproductive health and rights among the youth contribute to gender-based violence, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, HIV, teenage pregnancies and other adverse health outcomes. …Read More
Society for the Improvement of Rural People today publicly called on the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Mohammadu Buhari, GCFR and the Honourable Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Pauline Tallen, …Read More
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