Youth-Centric Advocacy And Engagement

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Human Rights Agenda firmly believes that every person has the right to enjoy their human rights in accordance with the Constitution of Kenya, other laws, and the International human rights Instruments. This is why HURIA has been at the forefront of researching, monitoring, and implementing policies & fighting for justice for the communities since its inception. HURIA has, therefore, designed the following thematic areas in accordance with the rule of law of Kenya and internationally accepted laws of Human Rights:

How we enhance Youth-Centric Advocacy and Engagement

Kenyan youth face a myriad of challenges including constraints in the accessibility, and
affordability of youth empowerment programs and opportunities; unemployment,
underemployment, and lack of employable skills. The prevalence of drug and substance
abuse continues to exacerbate youth vulnerability to crime and violent extremism that leads
to terrorism. These challenges facing the youth warrant strong mental health and well-being
interventions that remain insufficient. Despite limited youth participation in governance and
political affairs youth continue to be creative, and innovative, whilst exhibiting their potential
to become transformative leaders.

Our interventions are designed to empower the youth through trainings, mentorships and
skills transfer and embedded with entrepreneurship capacity building programs for the youth
to gain information and skills to flourish and achieve desired outcomes and also ensure
meaningful engagement in decision making processes at all levels of governance incl. policy,
planning and budget processes.

We anchor our community resilience programs on youth centric approaches to catalyze the
youth to resist political incitement and elite manipulation so the young people to have the
social and emotional competence to thrive