The majority of the world’s population are young, about 65% are under 30 and they are one of the most marginalised groups of people who are being failed by current efforts to eradicate poverty. They often represent one of the worst affected groups within the issues of hunger, education, maternal health, governance and environmental sustainability.
Youth are not only the leaders of tomorrow, but they are also drivers of change today...
Young people are central to the development process, an underutilised resource of initiators and implementers of development.
Activista seeks to harness this resource and fulfil young people’s right to participate in their own development.
Who are the Activistas?
Every young person who ActionAid engages or works with around the world who aspires to end poverty and injustice and who want to be an active member of a movement creating social change can be an Activista.
Activista core volunteers are community members, partners and core volunteers. They are the rights holders ActionAid works with and creates alliances with to fight for women¹s rights, education, healthcare, livelihoods and participation in decision making and political processes. And the supporters who actively engage in the fight to end poverty and injustice.
Where are we ?
Currently, Activista is active in the following countries:
South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Nepal, Myanmar/Burma, Bangladesh, Denmark, United Kingdom, USA, France, Greece, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Bolivia, Peru, Haiti, Nicaragua and Jordan.