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Second Offering Available
from June 7 - July 18 2021

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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6 Weeks

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2 - 4 Hours / Week

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For Free

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7 June 2021

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Certificate of Participation
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Learn about Youth Rights,
Civic Engagement,
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.

Module Topics

  • 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

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Module 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.

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    Meet your Facilitator

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    Broderick Mervyn

    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

    Professionalising Youth Work in the Pacific is a six-part module series designed for learners who work or plan to work with youth. The module topics were originally developed by a group of thirty youth work experts from seven Pacific Island nations. These modules will provide the learner with a broad-based set of skills and knowledge for youth work.

    Module 1 - Engaging Youth in Their Communities
    Module 2 - Youth and the Climate Crisis
    Module 3 - Youth, Rights, Civic Engagement and Political Participation
    Module 4 - Health & Well-being: Issues for Youth
    Module 5 - Youth Entrepreneurship
    Module 6 - Good Governance in Youth Organisations

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