This project aims to ensure meaningful participation of young people representing different demographic groups in the national discourse of the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) and ICPD Programme of Action highlighting a call for responding to the voices of young people including diverse people with sexual orientation and gender identity and expression-SOGIE by implementing those through inclusion of youths in policy dialogues, negotiations and agenda.
It will galvanize our ongoing course of advocacy, and shape into a stronger relationship between government and CSOs especially youth advocates in Bangladesh by developing their capacity to engage and influence the policy statements, and securing places on the government delegation to key global events including CSW, CPD, UN General Assembly, and HPLF.
The process will be supported by hosting meetings with ministries and CSOs, participating in national, regional and international events, and developing advocacy and communication materials to convey messages focusing implementation of SDGs in the light of ICPD and Beyond agenda, especially of SDGs 3 &5 at national level.
The approach will be to focus ‘No one is left behind’ and prioritizing inclusiveness of young people from diverse demographic groups. It shall also advocate engaging the government with CSOs working on SRHR and SDGs implementation to receive proper inputs so that it could frame policy recommendations for Young People at the global negotiation forums.
Geographic target area: All 8 (Eight) divisions of Bangladesh
Timeline: February-2017 to January-2018.
The project activities are supported by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).