Each voice matters
In my work as programme officer, I once again have the opportunity to engage in intergenerational conversations. Conversations in which all participants are valued equally and each voice matters.
We need to continuously exchange, to learn from each other, and we need to share power equally.
It means that we, people in the global partnerships, involve those who we claim to represent. Young people in all their diversity we must therefore allow to take up space, to claim power and to exercise that power in decision making. Even if that means some people need to share or give up their space. Because it is the only way we can transform MIYP from a desired concept to a standard we all work from.
So, including MIYP in our mission statements and in our plans, is not sufficient. We need to act, change, and make space.
Happy International Youth Day 2022!