Every year the 12th of August sees the commemoration of International Youth Day (IYD). The theme for International Youth Day 2018 is “Safe Spaces for Youth”. This year’s event will facilitate a dialogue on safe spaces between governments, UN agencies, academia, civil society, and -most importantly- youth groups, with the goal of offering practical solutions to the challenges of creating youth-friendly spaces.
This year International Youth Day is defined as ensuring safe spaces for youth where they can come together, engage in activities related to their diverse needs and interests, participate in decision making processes and freely express themselves. Safe spaces ensure the dignity and safety of youth, enable youth to engage in social issues; afford youth the opportunity to participate in sports and other leisure activities in the community; help youth interact virtually across borders with everyone; and help accommodate the needs of diverse youth especially those vulnerable to marginalization or violence.
SERAC-Bangladesh along with RHRN-Bangladesh is going to commemorate this event across the 8 divisions in Bangladesh including the capital Dhaka. SERAC-Bangladesh is a youth led law and development organization.
The event aims to promote youth engagement and empowerment by exploring the role of safe spaces in contributing to freedom of expression, mutual respect and constructive dialogues. The nationwide events will include-
The discussions will be focused on four major topics: civic spaces, public spaces, digital spaces, and youth-friendly physical spaces.
Participate in the International Youth Day celebration and follow the conversation online to contribute and amplify youth voices, concerns, and ideas.
If you are between 15-35, and you have a bicycle. Register below.
Participants who will join the bicycle rallies will get-
a. Certificate of recognition
b. Attractive T-Shirt of International Youth Day 2018
c. Souvenir badge on IYD2018
Participation cost: FREE ! (but registration required)
#### Girls and women are seriously encouraged to join.
**** Persons with disabilities are not required to bring a bicycle and they will also get the materials.
The event is scheduled on August 12, 2018 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm, in Dhaka, Khulna, Mymensingh, Chattogram, Barisal, Sylhet, Rangpur, Rajshahi.
Registration link: https://serac.typeform.com/to/Pokvdb
Last time to register is August 10, 2018 7PM(Bangladesh time)
It is mandatory to be present full time. Please note, you will be notified if you are selected on August 11, 2018 by our divisional coordinators. If you do not received any call by August 11, consider you are not selected.