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UK Government Must Engage with Young People

2020-07-01T16:37:09+01:00

It’s time for the UK Government to engage with young people Senior leaders from over 80 organisations across the youth, education, health, funding and civil society sectors have today called on the UK Government to hold a dedicated press conference for young people to answer their questions about the Covid-19 pandemic and to allow under-18s to submit questions to the daily press conference. These organisations, and over 150 of their youth representatives, include Unicef UK, Girlguiding, Teach First and British Red Cross. Children and young people are feeling the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic - [...]

UK Government Must Engage with Young People2020-07-01T16:37:09+01:00

Press Release: Open Letter to UK Government

2020-05-07T10:38:52+01:00

Leading organisations and youth representatives call on UK Government to hold youth press conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 08:00AM 07/05/20 Senior leaders from over 80 organisations across the youth, education, health, funding and civil society sectors have today called on the UK Government to hold a dedicated press conference for young people to answer their questions about the Covid-19 pandemic and to allow under-18s to submit questions to the daily press conference. These organisations, and over 150 of their youth representatives, include Save the Children, Unicef UK, Girlguiding, UK Youth and Teach First. Children and young people are feeling the [...]

Press Release: Open Letter to UK Government2020-05-07T10:38:52+01:00

Open Letter to UK Government

2020-07-02T10:12:06+01:00

Sign on behalf of your organisation Sign as a young person It’s time for the UK Government to engage with young people Without urgent action, we risk the Coronavirus pandemic leading to a lost generation of children and young people. Now more than ever, their voices must be heard. The crisis has the potential to exacerbate existing inequalities and create new ones. The future is uncertain - with schools closed, exams cancelled and employment prospects diminished. Many feel anxious, disaffected and isolated. Mounting evidence from organisations and young people across the UK shows that [...]

Open Letter to UK Government2020-07-02T10:12:06+01:00

Young People Matter

2020-04-29T16:29:29+01:00

Why we're saying 'Young People Matter' in the Covid-19 pandemic A blog from the youth voice champions behind the message. Want to share the message? Open the comms pack here, or download the graphics through WeTransfer. Who are young people? Young people are the people staying in, and saving lives, when they share a bedroom with two siblings. Young people are the GCSE students unable to feel the pay-off of their hard work. Young people are the cancer patients who have had to delay their treatment. Young people are shielding. Young people are trying [...]

Young People Matter2020-04-29T16:29:29+01:00

Coronavirus Response Resources

2020-05-27T15:52:02+01:00

Coronavirus (Covid-19) At a time of national crisis, the #iwill campaign’s agenda, to grow meaningful collaboration between organisations, decision-makers and young people to solve common problems, is more relevant than ever. Read more about how we're responding to the Covid-19 outbreak here.  We will keep this page updated with information and resources for young people and the sectors that support them from #iwill campaign partners and our wider networks. We will also keep a running feed of the ways young people are responding to this crisis.  If you have resources, information or stories you would like [...]

Coronavirus Response Resources2020-05-27T15:52:02+01:00

IWD 2020: Round-up

2020-03-09T20:05:29+01:00

Know what it's like to be a young woman today? For International Women's Day 2020, #iwill Ambassadors from across the country came together to write blogs and share their stories. They explored women's health, identity, tackling taboos and pursuing their passions. Taryn & Katrina: Tackling taboos "Taboos are everywhere, that’s for sure. But if we don’t talk about the difficult things, we won’t see any change. So start conversations, be bold, and never feel like you can’t change the world around you." Katrina Charli & Katrina: Identity and safety "My [...]

IWD 2020: Round-up2020-03-09T20:05:29+01:00

IWD 2020: Women in health

2020-06-04T16:06:11+01:00

Equal health for everyone: Young women taking the lead in health For International Women's Day 2020, #iwill Ambassadors Gabrielle and Abby discuss their experiences as young women passionate about health and wellbeing.  Gabrielle: Women's health is a universal issue Find out more about Gabrielle's work with the NHS in her Ambassador profile, or read her blog on the Big Hospital Experiment. Abby: championing women's heart health Read Abby's Ambassador profile to find out more about her work on heart [...]

IWD 2020: Women in health2020-06-04T16:06:11+01:00

IWD 2020: Breaking down barriers

2020-03-07T20:52:51+01:00

Breaking down barriers: young women and girls pursuing their passions For International Women's Day 2020, #iwill Ambassadors Claire, Esther, Joana, Abbey and Tahirah share how they are pursuing their passions in spite of a world full of stereotypes. Claire: Making decisions that matter "Being a young woman in decision making means that I represent the voices of many who have been quieted before. Globally, the views of women have been misrepresented, filtered and altered, so we’re often perceived differently to our meaning. It’s essential that our voices are heard [...]

IWD 2020: Breaking down barriers2020-03-07T20:52:51+01:00

IWD 2020: Identity & safety

2020-03-07T19:49:47+01:00

Being a young woman: Identity and safety For International Women's Day 2020, #iwill Ambassadors Charli and Atlanta consider the different aspects of their identities, and discuss how social action gives you - sometimes rare - spaces to be safe as a woman. It’s important to think about the intersectional issues that can occur for different women on International Women’s Day – as a disabled, asexual, working class girl, it’s key for me to express how each of my identities affects my life. I’m invisibly disabled, so my illnesses are often not seen as valid. [...]

IWD 2020: Identity & safety2020-03-07T19:49:47+01:00

IWD 2020: Tackling taboos

2020-03-08T14:58:20+01:00

Tackling taboos in the fight for equality For International Women's Day 2020, #iwill Ambassadors Katrina and Taryn have brought together their campaigning experiences to share how achieving equality means being brave enough to talk about the things no one wants to talk about. Taryn, 18 Taboos suck. And for women, there’s thousands of them. They’re the things we’re not meant to talk about - maybe it’s something that’s a bit controversial, or perhaps it makes people feel uncomfortable. Whatever the reason, it means that there’s a whole bunch of issues that are [...]

IWD 2020: Tackling taboos2020-03-08T14:58:20+01:00