Upcoming thematic meeting: Meaningful youth participation

Posted by Hannah Kabelka on September 9, 2020 at 12:04 pm

Upcoming thematic meeting:

Meaningful youth participation in SRHR research, policy and practice

Share-Net Netherlands kindly invites you for a thematic meeting on meaningful youth participation in SRHR research, policy and practice. This virtual meeting is organised by Share-Net Netherlands in collaboration with CHOICE for Youth & Sexuality (CHOICE).

When? Tuesday, 22. September 2020 at 14.00 – 15.30 CEST
Where? Online via Zoom
How to register? Please RSVP via the following link.

Young people are frequently the target group in many sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) initiatives. Yet too often, such policies and programs are made about young people rather than with them, causing them to target perceived rather than actual needs. This mismatch has led to increased calls for meaningful youth participation (MYP).

MYP means that young people can participate on equal terms with adults, or work independently, in organisations as well as in all stages of programming and policy-making: design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. When participation of young people is truly meaningful, it benefits the young people, the program, policy or organisation, and society as a whole.

The aim of this meeting is twofold:

  1. Improve the understanding of Share-Net members and the wider SRHR community around the concepts of meaningful youth participation, and youth-adult partnerships in particular.
  2. Kick-start a discussion around how to engage young people more meaningfully within participants’ working context and within Share-Net Netherlands.

Our intention is for everyone to walk away with context-relevant next steps to walk the talk of MYP inside participants’ own organisations and the Share-Net network.

Please see the full programme including more information about speakers and topics here.

Call for young student, artist or researcher!

Furthermore, Share-Net Netherlands is looking for a young student, artist or researcher who would be interested in preparing a creative knowledge product highlighting the main outputs from this webinar (this could be a blog, visualisation, video, etc.).

There is a lump sum of 250EUR available and you can apply via the registration form by 20th of September. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Hannah Kabelka at h.kabelka@kit.nl!

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