Despite making up more than half of the population in many countries, young people often find themselves marginalized from mainstream politics and decision making.
They struggle to gain the respect of public officials and are seen as lacking the skills and experience to engage in political activity and lead to positive change in their communities.
This exclusion, combined with limited educational and economic opportunities, can leave young people both idle and frustrated with the status quo.
In this episode, we discussed the way out for youths in Nigeria.
Today’s youth need real opportunities to participate in political processes and contribute to practical solutions that advance development.
When given an opportunity to organize, voice their opinions and play a meaningful role in political decision making, young people consistently demonstrate their willingness and ability to foster positive, lasting change.
They also become more likely to demand and defend democracy and gain a greater sense of belonging.