Youth Rights, Civic Engagement and Political Participation
Discover the significant role young people can play to become the leaders of tomorrow.
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2 - 4 Hours / Week
1 March 2021
Certificate of Participation
Certificate of Achievement
Learn about Youth Rights,
and Political Participation
Youth Rights, Civic Engagement and Political Participation is the third module module of a series of courses on Professionalising Youth Work in the Pacific.
The purpose of this Module is to introduce students to core concepts about youth rights, civic engagement, and political participation. Students will explore the context of youth and labour rights and develop a deeper understanding of how to engage youth in civic and political life in their roles as youth workers. The Module provides important context about civic and political participation in the South Pacific, and explores the importance of youth participation to the future of communities and wider society. It will provide students with skills and strategies that they can use to help empower youth in their future roles as Youth Workers.
- Topic 1: Youth Rights
- Topic 2: Labour Rights and Youth
- Topic 3: Defining Civic Engagement
- Topic 4: Youth Civic & Political Participation: Challenges and Barriers
- Topic 5: Youth Civic & Political Participation: Towards Empowerment
- Topic 6: Summarise Your Learning
- Describe youth rights in their country and describe the role of the Regional Rights Resource Team in the South Pacific.
- Explain the importance of youth employment to economic and social development in the South Pacific.
- Outline the different forms that civic engagement can take and describe its importance for youth
- Describe the different forms of political participation and explain how youth can be encouraged to engage in political processes.
- Employ empowerment strategies to help youth participate in civic and political activities.
This course is for
The course is aimed at youths, youth organisations, climate change activists or practitioners, non-governmental, intergovernmental, and governments. It is also suited to young people in becoming champions in their local communities.
Meet your Facilitator
Mr Broderick Mervyn represents Ignite4Change, a community-based organisation focused on empowering, engaging and enlightening youths in the pacific region. Broderick is a Pacific youth and community practitioner with over 10 years of experience in the field of youth and community engagement and development in Fiji and the Pacific.
Mr Mervyn will be supported by Mr Jacob Kearey-Moreland throughout the facilitation of this module. Mr Kearey-Moreland has specific expertise in Youth Work in environmental issues.
Professionalising Youth Work in the Pacific Series
Professionalising Youth Work in the Pacific is a six-part module series designed for learners who work or plan to work with youth. The six modules were originally developed by a group of thirty youth workers from seven Pacific Island nations. These modules will provide the learner with a broad-based set of skills and knowledge for youth work. The first module began in November 2020 with other modules now offered between January and June, 2021.
1. Health & Well-being: Issues for Youth
2. Youth Entrepreneurship
3. Good Governance in Youth Organisations