Young activists are on the frontline in fighting hatred, prejudice and discrimination. But they are struggling. In the worst case, they’re being murdered or abused into silence. This is where we need to step in and help them win. Continue reading We need to fund LGBTQI activists and movements differently. Here’s an idea.
I’ve been in the youth sector for a long time – nearly all my life. As an activist on climate change and children’s rights in the UK, as a professional strengthening youth participation and policy around the world, and through … Continue reading An ode to ageing: losing my youth but gaining new power.
The President of Uzbekistan is dead – finally, officially. Despite funeral arrangements in his home town well under-way, foreign governments sending – then retracting – condolences, news agencies releasing and denying confirmations, as well as governments announcing they will be … Continue reading Karimov is dead: for young people the very idea of Uzbekistan will have changed.
Six weeks ago I was knocking on doors in Milton Keynes in the final week of campaigning ahead of the EU referendum. Is it possible that only six weeks have passed? A Remain loss, the resignation of the Prime Minister, … Continue reading Losing the referendum: picking up the pieces.
Since 2012, I’ve been studying part-time at Birkbeck College for my MSc Organizational Behaviour. Having been to drama school – by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life – I wanted to challenge myself academically rather than … Continue reading The millennial generation: no more playing by the rules.
These were the words I inked into my notebook as I led on my hotel room bed in Kazakhstan. More specifically, I was in Ust-Kamenogorsk, which is the regional capital of East Kazakhstan – one of the 16 regions (or … Continue reading “How the f*ck do we change anything in this place?”
This article was written by Alex Farrow & Bill Badham from Practical Participation for Children England. The article was originally published in Children England’s quarterly member magazine, “Outlook”, in February 2015. Crisis at home These are harsh times in England, … Continue reading Youth work in a changing world