Develop the Youth Coordinator role to support the delivery of further inequality events for children and young people across the UK, co-develop online and offline resources with the aim of amplifying and embedding more young voices in the only campaign focused on fighting inequality in the UK.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019
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"This project has had the most impact of any we’ve done, and the most longevity. People are still talking about it."
"I have found that my viewpoints have developed and I have become better at articulating them, during this project. I wish that these debates would happen more in wider society, with a diverse range of people."
"As a group of young people, the opportunity to speak about issues that are affecting our community to someone with such a high influence as the United Nations is rare. My next hope is that our own politicians will now listen to us"
Growing up in the UK today, our children and young people see a society that is divided through high, entrenched levels of socio-economic inequality. The impacts of this are clear - including higher levels of violent crime, lower levels of trust, higher levels of obesity and an increased chance of suffering from mental ill-health than in a more equal society. Never before has a generation faced the fact that they will be worse off than their parents, or felt so powerless to create change.
We will continue the work that we are doing amplifying the voices of children and young people in inequality debates in the UK. We will do this by increasing the capacity of more schools to discuss socio-economic inequality, support our youth network to challenge narratives about inequality through artistic as well as traditional activism, embed a Youth Advisory Panel to support the work and engage with our partners and other stakeholders to further develop the Youth Inequality Commission.
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