Please see below selected recent youth-related change.
- Youth around the world planned to strike, again, for climate action. The Fridays for Future movement, inspired by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, planned over 2,000 demonstrations in more than 200 countries on every continent.
- More than 9 out of ten teenagers in Kenya, Mexico, China, Nigeria, and India are positive about their futures, according to a new IPSOS poll. Their optimism contrasts with bleaker outlooks in Europe, where just 65 percent of teens in Sweden, 70 percent in France, and fewer than 80 percent in Germany and the UK see brighter days ahead.
- The RSA launched a report ,‘Teenagency: how young people are changing the world’, which revealed the continued gulf between public perceptions and the reality of young people’s experiences and aspirations. It explored how to give every young person, from every background, the opportunity to engage in the kinds of social action that meet their altruistic impulse and creative potential. Thisn, believes the RSA is critical to delivering the “double benefit” of helping them develop personally, while making a positive difference to their community.