Youth Advocacy in Practice: Pilot Toolkit for Facilitators is a guide to inform practitioners implementing programmes to address FGM and forced marriage with young people from diverse communities in Europe. It provides key principles for effective engagement of young people on advocacy, awareness raising, peer to peer education and mentoring, as well as public action and campaigns.
This toolkit has been developed by the CREATE Youth-Net partners who all have vast experience in working with young people and enabling them to become youth advocates on FGM and forced marriage. The toolkit is a guide for working with young people in a variety of settings.
It provides principles, activities, training and information that can be used directly, adapted or incorporated into existing programmes.
This toolkit is based on tools, training exercises and some of the activities undertaken by the project partners. This toolkit does not claim to be comprehensive but is designed to give practitioners ideas, insights and practical steps.
The guide is divided into four sections:
- PART 1
- Making the Case for Youth Advocacy: this gives an overview about the importance of and evidence for youth engagement on FGM and forced marriage as well as highlighting some key principles and considerations.
- PART 2
- Youth Friendly Participatory Training: this includes training on FGM and forced marriage, as well as activities to develop key advocacy skills.
- PART 3
- Youth Advocacy in Practice: provides suggestions and case studies on effective youth advocacy on FGM and forced marriage.
- PART 4
- Additional Resources and Information: these provide country specific (the UK, Portugal and the Netherlands) resources and information.