Collaborative Roadmap of Inclusion and Human Rights 2018

Youth

Thematic Points of Action identified for the population: Youth.

Next,  we list of the Thematic Points of Action agreed upon and prioritized by a group of civil society representatives working for the rights of Salvadoran youth. The group of organizations participating in this space sought, in particular, to take into account the challenges imposed to young people by the context of the country´s insecurity. Being a population group affected in a particular way by violence and stigma, the representatives of civil society prioritized the need to profoundly transform, with innovative methods, the perception that society has of youth and the approach made by the key institutions. Strengthening existing leaderships and empowering youth networks, giving them spaces to exercise citizenship and become agents of change in their own reality is one of the demands expressed in the dialogue process that culminated in the actions prioritized in this document.

LAWS AND POLICIES

  1. Analyze and support the proposed Violence Prevention Law within the Legislative Assembly.
  2. Promote and/or strength  Municipal Youth Policies.
  3. Promote the ratification of the Ibero-American Convention on the Rights of Youth (CIDJ in Spanish).
  4. Assess the work of National institute of Youth (INJUVE in Spanish) and disseminate their work. 
  5. Work on a proposal of comprehensive reforms to the Municipal Code to promote the creation of Youth Units and Youth Policies in the municipalities.
  6. Promote the reform of the Political Parties Law to ensure a quota of participation of youth in politics.
  7. Revise/monitor the budget allocated to youth population.

ACCESS TO JUSTICE

  1. Train and sensitize young population in an inclusive manner, regarding their rights and justice sector services.
  2. Propose/review protocols for military and police officers with a youth population approach. 
  3. Promote within the justice sector the opening for the friendly dissemination/presentation for the services that they provide. 
  4. Develop awareness workshops about youth realities targeted to justice sector operators at all levels using non traditional methodologies. 
  5. Promote with the corresponding institutions andwhen necessary, the guarantee of ensuring due process in cases prosecuted against youth.

CULTURAL CHANGES

  1. Develop activities aimed at transforming paradigms and perceptions regarding the identities and cultural expressions of youth. 
  2. Develop a campaign that invites youth to participate in civil society organizations to promote social and community changes.
  3. Develop dialogues and other inclusive events regarding the General Youth Law.
  4. Promote spaces of coexistence on a community level.
  5. Incorporation of the National Youth Law within the educational curriculum of the Ministry of Education (MINED in Spanish).
  6. Promote a campaign that promotes youth success stories in mass media, to change the perception that the youth is a problem in our society.
  7. Promote dialogue spaces on diverse topics where youth are the protagonists, for example, under the “story telling” methodology.

RESEARCH

  1. Develop a platform/observatory that disseminates information about youth realities, that can be used for advocacy.
  2. Carry out a youths´ civil society organizations mapping.
  3. Develop situational diagnoses at local level, in order to advocate for comprehensive municipal policies of youth.
  4. Investigate and disseminate supply and demand of public services for youth.
  5. Review international regulatory frameworks related to youth and generate proposals to integrate their principles into national legislation.

ADVOCACY AND PARTICIPATION

  1. Establish a youth platform on security and justice issues.
  2. Develop territorial dialogues to improve the approach of the youth population form different government institutions. 
  3. Carry out municipal or departmental forums to promote the participation of youth in politics.
  4. Promote the creation of Municipal Youth Councils.
  5. Creation of a political training school for young leaders.
  6. Develop advocacy actions for municipalities to fulfill their obligations and promises to the youth.
  7. Creation of an anonymous complaint space (observatory between CSO´s and government institutions) when there are alleged cases of police abuse and other forms of abuse and/or discrimination.
  8. Promote the creation of a Ministry of Youth.
  9. Prompt an approach with international cooperation to influence the prioritization of funds to youth.
  10. Participatory construction of the national youth human rights agenda.
  11. Promote space for articulation of organized youth with the National Council of the Young Person (CONAPEJ in Spanish).
  12. Promote the articulation/conformation of different roundtables and spaces of dialogue between CSO´s and the government.
  13. Develop mechanisms to monitor the implementation of municipal youth policies.
  14. Promote the accountability in the different levels of government, in issues that concern the youth.
  15. Promote greater presence of National institute of Youth (INJUVE in Spanish) at a territorial level.
  16. Promote the creation of youth units in the different state institutions, led by young talent.

STRENGTHENING OF CIVIL SOCIETY

  1. Develop training in the preparation and presentation of project proposals. 
  2. Review and improve the legalization process available for youth organizations. 
  3. Promote the creation of seed funds for formal/informal youth organizations as social enterprises.
  4. Promote the creation of a platform of collaborative work youth civil society organizations. 
  5. Provide political advocacy and negotiation workshops for youth leaderships nationwide. 
  6. Enable spaces for civil society organizations to access for material resources to carry out their work. 
  7. Design a manual for organizational development for youth organizations. 
  8. Develop workshops for new leadership in youth organizations.
  9. Monitor the evolution of youth CSOs and their ability to advocate.
  10. Develop training to promote alliances and collaborative work among youth CSOs.
  11. Promote anaccountability culture among youth CSOs.
Collaborative Roadmap of Inclusion and Human Rights 2018

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Collaborative Roadmap of Inclusion and Human Rights 2018