Youth for change – position paper

This position paper of WOSM discusses about Youth for Change.

As individuals, each and every young person has his/her own talent, capacity, creativity, expertise and opinion. These are necessarily different from the ones of the adults because they are shaped through different life experiences, in different times, in different types of spaces (not only geographic).

Creating a Safe Environment for Children and Young People in Youth Organizations

This Safe from Harm project report shares details about the project, importance of child protection, and Safe from Harm in National Scout Organizations.

Safe from Harm! is a project focusing on implementing and improving child protection in Scout organisations. While we can all have an intuitive understanding of what child protection is, it is worth to see a brief definition, and detail why we think it is important to raise awareness about child protection in Scout organisations.

Him 'n Her - A Handbook on Scouting and Equal Opportunity for Boys and Girls

“Research shows that differences within a particular gender are in many ways greater than differences between the genders themselves.”1) But our society, at least on a subconscious level, is still built upon values giving men a position of greater worth and importance than women. We must concentrate our efforts upon the elimination of these values of inequality. In order to see and understand patterns of behaviour, it is often necessary to make generalizations.

Policy on Girls and Boys, Women and Men within the Scout Movement - 1999

Through this policy of WOSM and within the framework of its Mission, and without prejudice to the
sovereignty of each National Association in determining its membership
policy, the Scout Movement declares its commitment:
• to the fulfilment of its educational purpose: to contribute to the
education of young people, females and males, as equals and on
the basis of the needs and aspirations of each individual;
• to the principles of equal opportunities and equal partnership
between females and males, both within Scouting and in society as

Girls and Young Women in the 21st Century: A call to action

Throughout the world gender discrimination and stereotyping limit the full development and participation of girls and young women, as well as boys and young men. Until all girls receive the same opportunities as their male counterparts, their fundamental human rights are denied and the conditions for sustainable human development are unfulfilled. It is vital for the future that girls and young women grow up to become leaders in their families, and communities ; and, increasingly, in the workplace and in society.

Children and Young People Participating in Decision Making - A Call for Action

The Alliance of Youth Executive Officers (the Alliance), represents a membership of over 100 million young people. Together with UNICEF they form a partnership with substantial practical experience in helping children and young people to fully participate in society. They recognize an obligation to enable children and young people to engage with civil society to find solutions to today’s problems and not to wait until tomorrow to address them.

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