Source: Youth Coalition
WHY? Young people have an important role to play in the lead up to the Post-2015 Development Agenda. For the last two years, several youth organizations and coalitions have been involved through difference consultations, UN meetings, reports and other spaces.
WHAT? Given that the new development agenda is fast approaching and the importance of mobilizing across movements and regions, the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) is organizing a global strategy meeting for young activists involved in the Post-2015 discussions. The purpose of the meeting will be to strategize around engagement and agenda setting across youth movements, advancing young people’s demands going into Post-2015 and building upon the inter-linkages between development issues and sexual and reproductive rights.
WHO? Young people from all regions who are involved in the Post-2015 UN Process are invited to apply. The meeting is open to young people working on sexual and reproductive rights as well as those coming from other movements. Please note that young people from the Global South will have priority.
WHEN? 6-8 June 2014 WHERE? Bangkok, Thailand
Criteria for Participation:
- Youth aged 18 to 29 years old;
- Agreement with YCSRR Principles and Values;
- Active member of an organization involved in the Post-2015 development agenda discussions;
- Experience in the post-2015 process at the national, regional or global level.
- Demonstrated experience in advocacy;
- Proficient in English;
- Committed to actively follow-up for at least 6 months, in order to implement outcome strategies;
- Interested in Sexual and Reproductive Rights and the inter-linkages with youth movement(s) and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
The meeting will include both funded and self-funded participants. A limited number of scholarships will be available for participants from the Global South.
Pre-Meeting SOGI Training
The YCSRR is hosting a one-day pre-meeting training for a small number of LGBTIQ activists participating in the Global Strategy Meeting. All interested participants must apply to both the pre-training and Global Strategy Meeting to be considered.
Issues related to diverse Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) have been largely ignored in the process leading up to the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The training will provide young LGBTIQ activists with information related to the process to date as well as opportunities and strategies for integrating SOGI into the new development agenda.
The meeting will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 5 June 2014 and is open to a small number of LGBTIQ activists only. Global Strategy Meeting Participants interested in SOGI issues who are outside of the LGBT movement will have an opportunity to discuss these issues during the strategy meeting itself.
All participants of the pre-meeting SOGI training must also attend the Global Strategy Meeting.
Only one person per organization will be considered. Young people from the Global South, LGBTIQ and human rights activists as well as young activists working outside of the sexual and reproductive rights movement are strongly encouraged to apply. The meeting will be in English only; translation services will not be made available. Self-funded participants must also submit a full application. LGBTIQ activists interested in the pre-meeting SOGI training must apply to both the training and global strategy meeting to be considered.
All interested applicants must complete the application form by Midnight EDT on Wednesday 7 May 2014. Incomplete applications and applications received after Midnight EDT on Wednesday 7 May 2014 will not be considered
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