Call for participation: Youth Engagement Network

Date: Monday, October 12, 2020

UN Women invites youth organizations, youth leaders, youth platforms, schools, and universities representing young people from diverse groups across intersectional complexities of marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, sex characteristics, indigenous and ethnic identities, age, and refugee or migrant status in the Western Balkans, Turkey, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe Partnership countries to be part of the UN Women Youth Engagement Network. The aim of the network is to map and connect with youth-led and youth-serving organizations and platforms engaged in gender equality and women’s empowerment from the region as part of the preparations for the Gender Equality Forum in 2021.

The following organizations are considered for the engagement:

  • Youth-led organizations
  • Youth-serving organizations
  • Young women organizations
  • Human rights defenders
  • Disability youth organizations
  • Young women organizations for those living with HIV/AIDS
  • School/university organizations/platforms/networks/communities
  • Other groups as per the national context

Organizations need to represent young people from different diverse groups across intersectional complexities of marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, sex characteristics, indigenous and ethnic identities, age, and refugee or migrant status.

Organizations should include adolescents of 13 to 17 years old and young women, non-binary and trans youth aged 18 to 30.

Previous experience in participation and contribution to global and/or regional development processes and events is desirable, but not mandatory.

Youth organizations and networks that wish to participate in this call are requested to contact Anna Ehrhart, Youth Focal Point, UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECA RO), at anna.ehrhart@unwomen.org indicating "UN Women ECA RO Youth Engagement Network" in the e-mail subject.